Compulsory purchase of land

Compulsory purchase of land

The Bill gives powers for Scottish Ministers or the new care boards to buy land that may be required to support the work of the National Care Service. If you agree with these proposals in the National Care Service Bill click the thumbs up button (👍) below. If you disagree with these proposals click the thumbs down button (👎) below. If you are unsure about the proposals and feel you need to know more about them click the question mark button (❓) below. If you have any additional comments about these proposals please provide them in the comment section below.


Facilities are important and where land is required to construct facilities this proposal is sensible. I have worries about the size of a central team required to manage all aspects of the new system. Facilities requiring land purchase should be informed by those with local knowledge that currently make care provision devolved to them.

Not sure what access to care homes and purchasing land have in common. New care home provision is essential, but concerned that central power will be abused by Ministers and MP’s with own agenda, that does not reflect local needs. Who will hold central body to account?

Why can't this be done locally to meet local needs - provided it is funded appropriately, after due scrutiny, by Parliament

Our wonderful day centre has just been demolished to build a care home for elderly. The local authority has convinced themselves that adults with learning disabilities do not have to be with their peer group and do interesting or meaningful things with them. In rural areas there is not a lot of choice of activities and there are transport costs.

How easy accessible will it be for people that are going to use it? What impact will have it on local people? As long as it is not going to intrude on protected areas? As long as it is not causing disruption to people or wildlife. Are they going to say it is for repurposing land, could they ask people to leave their homes? Regeneration of local areas is a potential positive of this part of the Bill.

Not sure what this is about. Do not feel able to comment on this matter.

It depends largely if the land is owned by an individual or a property developer. There is a huge amount of land in Scotland that is not being developed because it has been purchased solely for profit and not touched for years, even decades. So would this be looked at as part of building better communities and keeping profiteers at bay so that the community benefits instead of big business?

The idea that direction from Govt ministers features in the proposed law is concerning as many of the problems families encountered in trying to see their loved ones was caused by or linked to direction from govt. The time it has taken to get to the stage of delivering Annes Law raises concern over the commitment by govt to right this wrong.

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