Planning - permitted development rights review - phase 2: consultation

We are seeking views on proposed changes to Permitted Development Rights (PDR), as well as the use classes order, which are being considered through phase 2 of the review.

Annex F: Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment

Policy title

Permitted Development Rights Review – Phase 2

Directorate: Division: Team:

Local Government & Communities Planning & Architecture Development Delivery

Policy lead responsible for taking the decision

Tom Winter

Rationale for decision

The changes to permitted development rights (PDR) and use classes order (UCO) proposed in this consultation are not considered to constitute a strategic decision for the purposes of the Fairer Scotland Duty. The proposals would alter the process by which specified forms of development are consented, in order to support wider Scottish Government policy objectives. The types of development for which new or extended PDR are being considered are either relatively small-scale (e.g. electric vehicle charge points), involve changes to the use of existing buildings or, in the case of ports, are limited to specific locations. This is consistent with the approach that was taken for Phase 1 of the PDR review.

I confirm that the decision to not carry out a Fairer Scotland assessment has been authorised by:

Name and job title of Deputy Director (or equivalent)

Fiona Simpson, Chief Planner

Date authorisation given

21 April 2022



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