PREVIOUS CIRCULARS CANCELLED OR AMENDED
186. This Circular supersedes Scottish Government Circulars 8/2007, 36 (with the exception of Annexes E 37 ), the Addendum to Circular 8/2007 38 , and Circular 1/2003 39 . In addition, guidance contained in paragraph 42 of Annex A to Circular 4/1998 ('The Use of Conditions in Planning Permissions) is superseded in the case of EIA applications only, by paragraph 155 of this Circular.
187. Guidance on procedures for projects which are the subject of private legislation through the Scottish Parliament is available online at http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/bills/billguidance/gprb-1.htm#2_293 . The Transport & Works (Scotland) Act 2007 enables approval for certain transport projects to be achieved through Ministerial order, replacing the use of Private Bills to authorise transport projects. Procedures for projects which are granted consent under other legislation are the subject of separate legislation and guidance issued by the Scottish Government, relevant UK Government departments or agencies.
Water Management Projects
188. The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 introduce new provisions from 31st March 2011, reversing the 2003 extension of planning controls on irrigation. In future it will fall to SEPA to authorise any irrigation activities, and to consider any EIA undertaken where required, under the Controlled Activities Regulations. Circular 3/2003: Environmental Impact Assessment (Water Management) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 is hereby revoked.
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