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DPEA 'Planning Appeals' pages

More information about DPEA can found on their planning appeals pages within this site

Environmental Legislation

This is a list of the legislation under which most appeals to the Scottish Ministers are made. Copies of the Acts or Regulations can be obtained from the www.legislation.gov.uk

More information about the environmental legislation listed is available on the website of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency: www.sepa.org.uk

Prevention and Control of Pollution

Environment Act 1995

Pollution Prevention & Control Act 1999

Pollution Prevention & Control (Scotland) Regulations 2012

Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (Scotland) Regulations 2003

Waste Management

Environmental Protection Act 1990, Part II, Waste on Land

Controlled Waste (Registration of Carriers and Seizure of Vehicles) Regulations 1991

Waste Management Licensing (Scotland) Regulations 2011


Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968

Water (Scotland) Act 1980

Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003

Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011

Contaminated Land

The Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2000

The Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2005

The Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2007

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2012