11. See Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the GPDO
12. "Non-residential institutions" include museums, galleries, places of worship, halls, nurseries and educational use.
16. The Sustainability Appraisal incorporates SEA requirements under the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005.
18. Section 28 of the Town and Coutry Planing (Scotland) Act 2019 contains new powers, not yet commenced, for planning authorities to delegate prior approval decisions such that they are subject to local review procedures as opposed to appeals to Scottish Ministers.
19. Refer to Definitions of Protected Characteristics document for information on the characteristics
20. In respect of this protected characteristic, a body subject to the Public Sector Equality Duty (which includes Scottish Government) only needs to comply with the first need of the duty (to eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act 2010) and only in relation to work. This is because the parts of the Act covering services and public functions, premises, education etc. do not apply to that protected characteristic. Equality impact assessment within the Scottish Government does not require assessment against the protected characteristic of Marriage and Civil Partnership unless the policy or practice relates to work, for example HR policies and practices.
21. See EQIA – Setting the Scene for further information on the legislation.