Scottish Government Ministers have given their consent for CCDC to proceed with our Right To Buy the old Hydroponicum site for the benefit of the community.
The Ministers considered our application carefully and made their decision in view of
- the strength of the community ballot (97% in favour)
- that the CCDC meets the requirements of the Land Reform Act (Scotland) Community Right to Buy
- that the proposals for this site are appropriate
This is encouraging news and means we are now a little closer to our goal of acquiring land for workshop units and housing and the benefits they will bring to the people of Coigach.
We have already received some very generous donations towards the proposed purchase but we still need to raise funds.
Further donations will of course be very welcome and we are planning some fun events that will give everyone the opportunity to contribute their time, money… and soup!
If you would like to make a donation to the CCDC towards the purchase of the Hydroponicum and/or would like to know more about it and other community projects then please contact us – or drop by the hall on a Wednesday morning. Julia Campbell and Peter Muir Local Development Officers firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 29th August 2011
By Julia Campbell