Planning Circular 1/2017: Environmental Impact Assessment regulations

Guidance on The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017.

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Offences and Penalties

178. The 2017 regulations introduce arrangements for offences and subsequent penalties. It is now an offence for any person or bodies corporate, in order to obtain a particular decision on an EIA application to;

  • knowingly or recklessly make a false or misleading statement in a material particular;
  • with intent to deceive, use a document which is false or misleading in a material particular; or,
  • to withhold any material information with intent to deceive,

A person guilty of any of the above offences is liable to a fine.


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