Permitted development rights for fin fish and shellfish developments: consultation

Consultation on proposed amendments to permitted development rights (PDR) for fin fish and shellfish developments.

5. Proposals

5.1 The following proposed changes to PDR include both changes to existing PDRs and the introduction of new PDRs. The proposals are being put forward having undertaken a review of the operation of existing PDRs. Proposals have been discussed with the Scottish Government's Capacity Working Group and separately with shellfish stakeholders. A draft amendment Order, The Town and Country Planning ( General Permitted Development) (Fish Farming) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2017, is attached at Annex A.

5.2 A screening report for Strategic Environmental Assessment was prepared and SEA consultees (Scottish Natural Heritage, Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency) provided comment. It is considered that the proposed amending Order will not have significant environmental impacts and it has been determined that a strategic environmental assessment is not required.

5.3 A business regulatory impact assessment and equality impact assessment are attached in Annexes B and C.


Email: Jill Barber

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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