Lizzy Loses Lush Land: Scots take back some of Crown Estate

Crown Estate transferred to Scottish Government The Scotsman

Powers over the revenue and management of Crown Estate resources in Scotland have been transferred to the Scottish Government.

The transfer, which formally took place today is part of the changes contained in the 2016 Scotland Act.

It means ministers at Holyrood now have control over thousands of hectares of rural land, around half of Scotland’s foreshore and leasing the seabed for rights to renewable energy.

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The assets were worth a total of £271.8 million in 2015/16 and generated a gross annual revenue of £14 million.The Scottish Government said the transfer will give communities a stronger voice over how those assets are managed.

Land Reform Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: “This is a historic day. The management and resources of the Crown Estate now rest with the people of Scotland and we have a genuine, once in a lifetime opportunity to use them to change the fabric of Scottish society, placing the needs of local and coastal communities at the centre of our long-term planning for these considerable assets.

“From today, decisions about both the day-to-day management and the future of the estate will be taken in Scotland.

“This will have positive implications, not only for the many people who live, work or have some other direct connection with the Crown Estate, but for many communities across Scotland.”

A new body, Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management), is taking on the role of managing the asset. http://www.scotsman.com/news/crown-estate-transferred-to-scottish-government-1-4409476  https://archive.is/cqUVJ


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Powers over the revenue and management of Crown Estate resources in Scotland have been transferred to the Scottish Government.

The transfer, which formally took place on Saturday, is part of the changes contained in the 2016 Scotland Act.

It means ministers at Holyrood now have control over thousands of hectares of rural land, around half of Scotland’s foreshore, and leasing the seabed for rights to renewable energy.

The assets were worth a total of £271.8 million in 2015/16 and generated a gross annual revenue of £14 million.

The Scottish Government said the transfer will give communities a stronger voice over how those assets are managed.

Land Reform Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: “This is a historic day. The management and resources of the Crown Estate now rest with the people of Scotland and we have a genuine, once in a lifetime opportunity to use them to change the fabric of Scottish society, placing the needs of local and coastal communities at the centre of our long-term planning for these considerable assets. From today, decisions about both the day-to-day management and the future of the estate will be taken in Scotland. This will have positive implications, not only for the many people who live, work or have some other direct connection with the Crown Estate, but for many communities across Scotland.”

A new body, Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management), is taking on the role of managing the asset. http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15197476._Historic_day__as_Scottish_Government_takes_control_over_Crown_Estate/  https://archive.is/YgRD0


 

The Scottish government has taken control of the revenue and management of Crown Estate assets north of the border worth £272m.

A body being called Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management) officially took command of the portfolio as part of further devolution agreed under the Smith Commission. CES will oversee seabed areas hosting offshore wind, wave and tidal, foreshare regions and a large chunk of onshore holdings. Associated gross revenues were £14m in 2015-16.

Land Reform Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: “We have a genuine, once in a lifetime opportunity to use them to change the fabric of Scottish society, placing the needs of local and coastal communities at the centre of our long term planning for these considerable assets.

“I along with the staff of the new interim management body will seek to manage the estate responsibly, delivering benefits to our partners, tenants and communities and ensuring it remains in good order as we continue to develop our long term plans.”

Consultation on the long-term management of CES, which has been established as a “public corporation”, was completed on 29 March. http://renews.biz/106529/scots-take-control-of-crown-assets/ 


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