Generally, it is a matter for planning authorities to consider whether a proposed development requires EIA. To request a screening opinion, developers should contact the relevant Planning Authority
Scottish Ministers are empowered to make directions in relation to the need for EIA under certain circumstances. Further guidance can be found in paragraphs 89- 90 of Planning Circular 3/2011.
Requests for a screening direction from Scottish Ministers should be made to;-
Planning and Architecture Division,
Area 2H South,
E-mail: Marion Hunt
Tel: 0131 244 7072