What is a Community Council
The Council has approved a new Scheme of Establishment for Community Councils which came in to force on 1st April 2011.
Community Councils were established as a result of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.
Community Councils have statutory duties in terms of licensing and planning however they are essentially voluntary bodies established within a statutory framework.
The key roles of Community Councils are:
- To represent the views of the community to The Highland Council and other public bodies operating in their area.
- To act to further the interests of their communities.
- To be consulted on planning applications within their area (The Town & Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Order 1996).
- To consider exercising their powers to object to the granting, renewal or transfer of liquor licences. (The Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976).
Pages extracted from the Highland Council Manual:
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