Short-term lets – licensing scheme and planning control areas: consultation analysis

Report on the Scottish Government’s short term lets: consultation on a licensing scheme and planning control areas in Scotland which ran from 14 September to 16 October 2020.

14. Pre-screening for the Strategic Environmental Assessment

14.1. A pre-screening notification[31] was issued on 9 October 2020 with the following brief summary of the likely environmental consequences:

These new powers provide local authority with the means to manage short-term lets in order to improve safety and to try to provide a quality experience for visitors. It is our view that new powers would have no impact on most environmental receptors. Those receptors such as Human Health, Population and material assets which are likely to experience some positive effects from these new powers are still considered to be safely within the minimal threshold and therefore exempt from Strategic Environmental Assessment as per Section 7 of the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005.

14.2. No issues were raised.



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