Common good property – Community empowerment

Common good property

Assets held for the common good – such as parks, monuments and statues – are owned by local authorities, who must manage the assets in accordance with existing statutory and non-statutory duties.

As part of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, local authorities have certain duties in relation to common good property. The purpose of these duties is to increase:

  • transparency about the existence of common good assets
  • community involvement in decisions regarding them, including their identification and how they are used and disposed of

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