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ISBN 978 1 78045 222 7 (Web only publication) DPPAS 11654
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INTRODUCTIONThe EIA DirectiveThe 2011 Regulations- General Principles and Policy- Electronic Communications
ESTABLISHING WHETHER EIA IS REQUIREDSchedule 1 and Schedule 2 DevelopmentIdentifying Schedule 2 DevelopmentThe Need for EIA for Schedule 2 Development- General Considerations- Development in Environmentally Sensitive Locations- Reaching a Screening Opinion: Proposed Remediation Measures- Applying the Guidance to Individual Development- Multiple ApplicationsStages at which Screening May Be Carried Out- Procedures Prior to Submission of a Planning Application- Environmental Statement Submitted 'Voluntarily'- Obtaining a Screening Opinion from the Planning Authority- Applying to Scottish Ministers for a Screening DirectionPermitted Development- Prior ApprovalsEffect of Screening Opinions and Screening DirectionsPlanning Application Not Accompanied by an Environmental Statement- Initial Consideration by Planning Authority- Application to Scottish Ministers for a Screening Direction- Called-in Application Not Accompanied by an Environmental Statement- Appeal Not Accompanied by an Environmental Statement- Application Under Review not Accompanied by an Environmental StatementScottish Ministers' General Power to Make Directions- Request for a screening direction from Scottish Ministers- Procedure for making a screening directionEIA and Other Types of Environmental Assessment
PROCEDURES WHEN EIA IS REQUIREDPreparation and Content of an Environmental Statement- General Requirements- Compiling an Environmental Statement- Provision to Seek a Formal Opinion from the Planning Authority on the Scope of an Environmental Statement- Request to Scottish Ministers for a Scoping Direction- Effect of a Scoping Opinion or Direction- Provision of Information by the Consultation BodiesSubmission of EIA Applications and Initial Publicity Procedures- Notification and Publication of Environmental Statement- Copies of Environmental Statement for the Consultation Bodies- Additional Publicity- Submission of Planning Application with Environmental Statement- Environmental Statement Submitted After a Planning ApplicationConsideration of EIA Applications- Adequacy of the Environmental Statement- Provision of Additional Information- Additional information provided for a public inquiry- Verification of Information in an Environmental Statement- Development with significant transboundary effectsDetermining the Planning Application- Securing Mitigation measures- Publicising Determinations of EIA applications
SPECIAL CASESMulti-stage Consents- Determining an application for multi-stage consent- Application for multi-stage consent in connection with a development for which EIA has not previously been undertaken- Extension of the period for an authority's decision on a planning application- Mitigation measuresChanges or extensions to existing or approved development- Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 development- Identifying Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 development- The need for EIA for Schedule 2 development- Preparation and content of an Environmental StatementSimplified Planning Zones and Enterprise ZonesPermitted Development (Exceptions to Town and Country Planning EIA Provisions)Urgent Crown DevelopmentROMP Applications- Existing ROMP Provisions- ROMP and Environmental Impact Assessment- Establishing whether EIA is required- Procedures when EIA is required- Suspension of mineral permissions- Application for Multi-stage consent ( ROMP condition)PREVIOUS CIRCULARS CANCELLED OR AMENDED- Water Management Projects
FURTHER COPIES AND ENQUIRIESANNEX A: Selection Criteria for Screening Schedule 2 DevelopmentANNEX B: Information to be included in an Environmental Statement
Scottish Planning Policy ( SPP) is the statement of Scottish Government policy on nationally important land use planning matters.
National Planning Framework ( NPF) is the Scottish Government's strategy for Scotland's long term spatial development.
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Statements of Scottish Government policy in the SPP, NPF and Circulars may be material considerations to be taken into account in development plans and development management decisions.
Designing Places and the West Edinburgh Planning Framework have the same status in decision making as the SPP and NPF.
Planning Advice Notes provide advice and information on technical planning matters. Further information in the Scottish Government's role in the planning system is available on http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/planning
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