Get in­volved in Crown Es­tate con­sul­ta­tion

The Oban Times - - News -

OWN­ER­SHIP of Crown Es­tate land and seabed on the Isle of Mull should be­long to is­lan­ders, Mull Com­mu­nity Coun­cil heard last week.

Com­mu­nity Coun­cil­lor Cameron Anson asked his fel­low mem­bers to con­sider mak­ing a rep­re­sen­ta­tion to the body that will re­place the Crown Es­tate in 2017 to take own­er­ship of moor­ings around the is­land.

Coun­cil­lor Mary-Jean Devon pointed out that the Tober­mory Har­bour As­so­ci­a­tion had been ‘heav­ily in­volved in mak­ing sure the com­mu­nity’s in­ter­ests in the Crown Es­tate pro­pos­als were heard’.

Mr Anson en­cour­aged the com­mu­nity coun­cil and the pub­lic to re­spond to the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s con­sul­ta­tion on Crown Es­tate pro­pos­als which ends on March 29, 2017.

He said: ‘The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment com­mit­ted to pass on 100 per cent of rev­enues in re­la­tion to Crown Es­tate as­sets in our ar­eas. We should make sure we are in a po­si­tion to work with our com­mu­ni­ties to utilise our nat­u­ral re­sources and then bring the money back into the com­mu­nity.

‘Every­one who has a moor­ing around the is­lands could po­ten­tially be pay­ing into the com­mu­nity rather than the Crown Es­tate or its suc­ces­sor.’

Go to https://con­sult.scot­land.gov.uk/crown- es­tate- strat­egy-unit/long-ter­mman­age­ment-of-the- crown- es­tate.

Tober­mory Har­bour As­so­ci­a­tion had been ‘heav­ily in­volved in mak­ing sure the com­mu­nity’s in­ter­ests were heard.

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