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Contact

Correspondence relating to EIA should go to: DMprocedures@gov.scot
telephone tiny 20 0131 244 0928

Area 2-H (South)
Planning & Architecture Division,
The Scottish Government
Victoria Quay
EDINBURGH
EH6 6QQ

Useful Links

  • SEPA flood maps - link to the SEPA Indicative River and Coastal Flood Map
  • SNH Sitelink - allows for search by area, designation and local authority.
  • PASTMAP - contains mapped information on listed buildings, scheduled monuments, gardens and designed landscapes, unscheduled monuments and Scottish sites and monuments. [Note: you need to register to use this site.]
  • SNH Wind farm Footprint Maps - These maps are useful for checking for cumulative impacts relating to large scale wind farms. The map is updated every 6 months or so.

Generic screening checklist - template

Downloadable documents:

Title:EIA Screening
Description:EIA Screening information
File:SAMPLE SCREENING CHECKLIST - pdf [PDF, 62.6 kb: 18 Jun 2013]
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File:SAMPLE SCREENING CHECKLIST - word [DOC, 105.5 kb: 28 Jan 2014]
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Small scale wind energy screening checklist

Downloadable documents:

Title:EIA Screening
Description:EIA Screening information
File:SMALL-SCALE WIND DEVELOPMENTS – SAMPLE SCREENING CHECKLIST-word [DOC, 139.3 kb: 18 Jun 2013]
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File:SMALL-SCALE WIND DEVELOPMENTS – SAMPLE SCREENING CHECKLIST - pdf [PDF, 52.9 kb: 18 Jun 2013]
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Examples of completed screening checklists

Downloadable documents:

Title:EIA Screening
Description:EIA Screening information
File:Example 1 [PDF, 118.3 kb: 18 Jun 2013]
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File:Example 2 [PDF, 108.8 kb: 18 Jun 2013]
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File:Example 3 [PDF, 127.2 kb: 18 Jun 2013]
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File:Example 4 [PDF, 112.1 kb: 18 Jun 2013]
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Requesting a screening decision

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;-

Scottish Government,
Planning and Architecture Division,
Area 2H South,
Victoria Quay,
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

E-mail: Marion Hunt
Tel: 0131 244 7072

Screening small-scale Hydro schemes: EIA Forum 2013 workshop held October 1, 2013 in Atlantic Quay, Glasgow

Downloadable documents:

Title:EIA Screening
Description:EIA Screening information
File:Agenda 2013 [PDF, 76.1 kb: 28 Jan 2014]
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File:Workshop 1 - A refresher guide to EIA - Presentation by Cara Davidson [PDF, 947.8 kb: 28 Jan 2014]
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File:Workshop 2 - Screening small-scale Hydro schemes - Presentation by Kenny Taylor [PDF, 1761.2 kb: 28 Jan 2014]
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File:Workshop 2 - Screening small-scale Hydro schemes - Kirsty Sweeney presentation [PDF, 3610.3 kb: 28 Jan 2014]
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File:Workshop 2 - Hydro EIA screening checklist Ardvorlich [PDF, 134.9 kb: 28 Jan 2014]
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File:Workshop 2 - Hydro EIA screening template [PDF, 133.7 kb: 28 Jan 2014]
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File:Workshop 3 - Effective Scoping - Presentation Joanna Wright & Nina Turner [PDF, 475.1 kb: 28 Jan 2014]
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File:Workshop 3 - Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Windfarm - Questions [PDF, 1642.8 kb: 28 Jan 2014]
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File:Workshop 3 - Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Windfarm - Answers [PDF, 1648.4 kb: 28 Jan 2014]
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File:Workshop 3 - SNH case study [PDF, 488.1 kb: 28 Jan 2014]
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File:Workshop 4 - EIA and 'significance' - Presentations by Sally Olds [PDF, 3409.3 kb: 28 Jan 2014]
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File:Workshop 4 - EIA and 'significance' - Presentations by Fiona Rice [PDF, 186.3 kb: 28 Jan 2014]
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File:Workshop 4 - significance in screening case studies [PDF, 260.0 kb: 28 Jan 2014]
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File:Workshop 4 - significance in EIA exercise [PDF, 178.9 kb: 28 Jan 2014]
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File:Workshop 4 - schedule 3 of the 2011 Regs [PDF, 86.4 kb: 28 Jan 2014]
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File:Workshop 5 - EIA and Multi-regime consents the marine terrestrial interface - Presentation [PDF, 204.7 kb: 28 Jan 2014]
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File:Plenary session - Presentation Cara Davidson [PDF, 346.3 kb: 28 Jan 2014]
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