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Staffin Community Trust to appeal Storr land rejection

A SKYE community organisation is to request a formal review into its rejected bid to buy land at one of the island’s most popular landmarks, the Old Man of Storr.

Staffin Community Trust (SCT) believes Highland Council’s decision to reject its offer to buy roadside ground at the Storr was flawed and against the spirit of new Scottish Government legislation. Earlier this month, the council refused SCT’s Asset Transfer Request (ATR), which was the first in the Highlands under the new Community Empowerment Act. SCT had planned to build a new off-road car park, public toilets and information points at the site in a major development which, the trust insists, fully meets the criteria of an ATR as set out by the government.

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