WQ92589 (e) Tabled on 24/04/2024

What consideration has the Cabinet Secretary given to implementing a system which allows local communities to purchase abandoned, neglected or detrimental land in Wales at a reduced cost, similar to the system in Scotland?

Answered by Cabinet Secretary for Housing, Local Government and Planning | Answered on 30/04/2024

Further to recommendations made by the Senedd Local Government and Housing Committee enquiry into community assets, a Community Asset Commission was established in March 2024. The commission is tasked with stimulating innovative thinking on community ownership of land and assets in Wales. As part of this work, current challenges, and barriers to land ownership by community groups will be explored.