Masterplan Consent Areas - draft regulations: consultation

This consultation relates to proposed regulations on the procedures to prepare Masterplan Consent Areas (MCA). It sets out the proposed procedures and includes two sets of regulations: covering the main process for making MCA schemes and relating to environmental impact assessment.

Impact Assessments

79. The Scottish Government is required to consider the impacts of proposed policies, plans or strategic decisions in relation to equalities, various societal groups and sectors, data protection and the environment, under a range of legislation and commitments.

80. The following impact assessments or relevant screening for them have been completed in relation to the Draft MCA Regulations:

  • Equalities Impact Assessment (EQIA)
  • Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA)
  • Fairer Scotland Duty (FSD)
  • Islands Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA)
  • Business Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) – Partial
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
  • Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)

81. Given the regulations will be procedural, we have screened out most of the impact assessments, as the impacts of the wider documents and policies have been considered through previous assessments for the 2019 Planning Act. Further details of this and the assessments themselves are set out in the Impact Assessments paper published alongside this consultation paper. The following question relates to those impact assessments.

Question 20:

A) To what extent do you agree with our approach to the impact assessments?

a) Strongly Agree b) Agree c) Neutral d) Disagree e) Strongly Disagree

B) Please explain your view.



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