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Independent Review of Scottish Aquaculture Consenting

Description
ISBN9781786523532
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJuly 05, 2016

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ISBN 978 1 78652 353 2 (Web only publication)
PPDAS 71452

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Contents

Acronyms

1 Introduction
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Context
1.3 Project Objectives and Milestones

2 Methodology
2.1 Desk Based Research
2.2 Consultation
2.3 Consultation Analysis
2.4 Scope Analysis of Alternative Options
2.5 Quick Wins and Recommendations

3 Policy and Existing Initiatives
3.1 Strategy and Policy
3.2 Existing initiatives and Projects
3.2.1 Scotland's Aquaculture Website
3.2.2 SARF Project on Scottish Shellfish Aquaculture Regulations
3.2.3 Wild Salmon Research
3.2.4 Cultivated Seaweed
3.2.5 Aquaculture Sensitivity Mapping
3.2.6 Other Studies

4 Current Consenting Process
4.1 Overview of the Current Consenting Process
4.2 Review of Current Consenting Regimes
4.2.1 Planning Permission
4.2.2 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
4.2.3 Controlled Activity Regulations (CAR)
4.2.4 Marine Licence
4.2.5 Seabed Lease
4.2.6 Authorisation to Operate an Aquaculture Production Business (APB)
4.2.7 Habitats Regulations Appraisal
4.2.8 Permitted Development Rights
4.3 Cross Correlations between Current Consenting Regimes
4.3.1 Overview of Licensing Processes
4.3.2 Overview of Consultation Requirements Across Consenting Regimes
4.3.3 Overview of Elements Considered within Each Consenting Regime

5 Consultation Analysis
5.1 Review of Consultation
5.1.1 Strengths
5.2 Key Issues
5.3 Other Issues
5.4 Suggested Solutions

6 Quick Wins and Alternative Consenting Options
6.1 Quick Wins
6.2 Alternative consenting options
6.3 SCOPE Analysis of Option 1
6.4 SCOPE Analysis of Option 2
6.5 SCOPE Analysis of Option 3
6.6 SCOPE Analysis of Option 4
6.7 SCOPE Analysis of Option 5

7 Conclusions

References

Appendix 1: List of Consultees

Appendix 2: Review of Other Consenting Regimes
Other Scottish and UK Consenting Regimes or Administrative Processes
Other Aquaculture Consenting Regimes

Appendix 3: Consultation Strategy
1 Introduction
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Contents and Structure
1.3 Approach to consultation
1.4 Timing of Consultation
2 One page project summary
3 Local Authorities, Regulators and Statutory Consultee Questionnaire
4 Industry Questionnaire

Appendix 4: Number of Planning Applications