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Planning circular 3/2011: the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2011

Published: 1 Jun 2011
Directorate:
Environment and Forestry Directorate
Part of:
Research
ISBN:
9781780452227

Guidance on The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2011.

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Planning circular 3/2011: the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2011
ANNEX B: INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN AN ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT

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ANNEX B: INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN AN ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT

This is a copy of Schedule 4 of the Regulations (see paragraphs 87- 90, 119- 121 and 123 above)

PART I

1. Description of the development, including in particular -

(a) a description of the physical characteristics of the whole development and the land-use requirements during the construction and operational phases;

(b) a description of the main characteristics of the production processes, for instance, nature and quantity of the materials used;

(c) an estimate, by type and quantity, of expected residues and emissions (water, air and soil pollution, noise, vibration, light, heat, radiation, etc.) resulting from the operation of the development.

2. An outline of the main alternatives studied by the applicant or appellant and an indication of the main reasons for his choice, taking into account the environmental effects.

3. A description of the aspects of the environment likely to be significantly affected by the development, including, in particular, population, fauna, flora, soil, water, air, climatic factors, material assets, including the architectural and archaeological heritage, landscape and the inter-relationship between the above factors.

4. A description of the likely significant effects of the development on the environment, which should cover the direct effects and any indirect, secondary, cumulative, short, medium and long-term, permanent and temporary, positive and negative effects of the development, resulting from:

(a) the existence of the development;

(b) the use of natural resources;

(c) the emission of pollutants, the creation of nuisances and the elimination of waste,

and the description by the applicant of the forecasting methods used to assess the effects on the environment.

5. A description of the measures envisaged to prevent, reduce and where possible offset any significant adverse effects on the environment.

6. A non-technical summary of the information provided under paragraphs 1 to 5 of this Part.

7. An indication of any difficulties (technical deficiencies or lack of know-how) encountered by the applicant in compiling the required information.

PART II

1. A description of the development comprising information on the site, design and size of the development.

2. A description of the measures envisaged in order to avoid, reduce and, if possible, remedy significant adverse effects.

3. The data required to identify and assess the main effects which the development is likely to have on the environment.

4. An outline of the main alternatives studied by the applicant or appellant and an indication of the main reasons for his choice, taking into account the environmental effects.

5. A non-technical summary of the information provided under paragraphs 1 to 4 of this Part.


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