Proposed sale of an area of common good land to Blackhall Community Trust

Closed 11 Oct 2019

Opened 16 Aug 2019


Blackhall Community Trust wish to buy an area of land, including the existing Ravelston Park Pavilion, to create a new fit for purpose nursery and a new community facility. They plan to do this through a Community Asset Transfer and we have agreed that they can do this.

The area of land they wish to purchase is shown outlined in red in the plan below.  This area is  approximately 1231 square metres and in the south east corner of Ravelston Park.

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Why We Are Consulting

This area of land has Common Good status. While we support the Community Asset Transfer, the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 states that if a local authority wishes to dispose of an area of Common Good land they must consult local communities before taking any decision.

We are now keen to hear the views of the local community and, if there is support for the proposal, we would go to Court to seek permission to sell the land.

What Happens Next

We will consider all the comments received and if there is support for the proposals we will then seek Court approval to allow the Community Asset Transfer to go ahead.

If, as a result of the consultation, the proposal is amended significantly, we would carry out a further consultation.


  • Blackhall Library

    From 19 Aug 2019 at 00:00 to 10 Oct 2019 at 00:00

    There will be a stand at Blackhall Library providing information on the proposal and giving citizens an opportunity to provide feedback.


  • Natural neighbourhood area - Blackhall


  • Anyone from any background


  • Community planning