Common Good Property

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Closes 13 Dec 2018


Common good property can be land, buildings, furniture, art, ceremonial items or funds.  It can be designated common good if it came in to Clackmannanshire Council's possession from our former burghs following local government re-organisation. It can be difficult to trace the origins, original ownership and original purposes of some property, so our list might not be complete.  You can help us build a complete list by suggesting property that is missing from the list and by referring us to sources of information which can help verify its status.

In the first part of this questionnaire, you will be able to comment on a draft list of common good land and buildings and give reasons why, if you believe property on the list is not common good.

In the second part, you will be able to comment on other types of common good, and suggest that other property in possession of Clackmannanshire Council is common good and that we should consider adding it to the list.

The key to establishing if property is common good is having evidence of how it came into our possession.  Please use the space provided to tell us what you know about the origins of the property or why you think the property is common good, as this will help us investigate.

Why does common good matter?

There are usually conditions on the use and disposal of common good property.  If common good property is sold, the proceeds are common good and are usually kept in Trust.

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 requires us to follow a statutory process to consult the local community if we are planning to dispose of common good property or change its use.

Common good relates only to property handed down in the past.  Council buildings and open spaces which were never designated as common good can still have restritctions on their use and disposal but they cannot be given new common good status. 

1. Community councils are statutory consultees. If you are responding officially on behalf of a community council, please provide the name of the community council below.

2. If you are responding officially on behalf of an organisation or community group, please provide the name of the organisation or community group here.

3. We do not need your email address but if you wish to receive an email acknowledgement of receipt of your responses or wish to have the option to save and go back to your responses at a later date, provide an email address here. We will not use it to contact you. There is an option to choose to be contacted at the end of the questionnaire.

If you enter your email address then you will automatically receive an acknowledgement email when you submit your response.