Pre Application Advice

The provision of pre-application advice is a discretionary service, which is not covered by community empowerment legislation.  However, this service is an important tool in assisting with improving outcomes and arriving at earlier determinations of requests.  The service is designed to help you prepare for the asset transfer process.

A written response to a pre-application advice request will:
• Confirm whether Moray Council can consider an asset transfer request for the asset concerned
• Identify the applicant’s eligibility for the type of asset transfer involved
• Identify as far as possible the relevant material considerations to be taken into account

Any advice provided under the pre-application service will be given on the basis of the professional opinion of the officer(s) concerned, based on the information provided.  Any views expressed are not intended to prejudice Moray Council’s determination of any subsequent asset transfer request.

A definitive view on the likely outcome cannot be given as a formal asset transfer request is required before a full assessment can be made.  This full asset transfer process involves consulting internally and externally, notifying parties with a notifiable interest, and publishing details of the request.  External parties will be given an opportunity to make representations.  All material considerations will be taken into account in determining the asset transfer request.

To make a pre-application advice request, please complete the Pre-Advice Form (Word) or the Pre-Advice Form (PDF).  However, we advise that you read the Scottish Government’s Advice to Community Transfer Bodies and discuss your proposals with a member of the Community Asset Transfer team before submitting any forms.

All pre-advice forms can be emailed to us or posted to:

Moray Community Asset Transfer Team, Moray Council Offices, High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BX.

Contact Us

Community Asset Transfer Team
Moray Council
High Street
IV30 1BX

01343 543451

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