Surface coal mine restoration: final report to opencast coal task force

Final report on regulation by Scottish Opencast Coal Task Force's compliance and finance subgroups.


Breach of condition

An action leading to breaking the terms of a condition in a planning permission and depending on the severity of the breach, leading to a requirement to remedy the breach either by agreement or powers available under the enforcement action regime.


Contracts for difference. See this website:


Carbon capture and storage of CO2.


The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the professional body for people in public finance.


A community liaison committee.


Confederation of UK coal producers.

Consultation authorities

The organisations consulted under statutory requirement in strategic environmental assessment ( SEA). They are Historic Scotland, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Scottish Natural Heritage.


The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities.


The UK Government's Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Direct action

In enforcement of planning control, where a person does not fully comply with an enforcement notice, planning authorities have 'default' powers to enter land and carry out any unfulfilled requirements of a notice themselves.


Heads of Planning Scotland ( HoPS) is the representative organisation for senior planning officers from Scotland's local authorities, national park authorities and strategic development planning authorities.


A term for local planning authority in England and Wales. In Scotland the correct term is planning authority.

Primary authority Scottish regulators listed in Schedule 1 of the Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Accountant in Bankruptcy

Food Standards Agency

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Local authorities (excluding planning authority functions)

Scottish Charity Regulator

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Scottish Housing Regulator

Scottish Natural Heritage

Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland


Responsible Authority

The term used for the owner of the plan, policy or programme under strategic environmental assessment.

Section 75 agreement

An agreement entered into by a planning authority with any person interested in land for the purpose of restricting or regulating the use of land either permanently or during such period as may be prescribed by the agreements (Section 75 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997) as amended.

Section 96 agreement

An agreement in terms of Section 96 of The Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 if it is considered likely that extraordinary expenses may be incurred as a result of heavy vehicles travelling on local roads to and from the site.


Scottish Environment Protection Agency


Scottish Natural Heritage


Scottish Opencast Communities Alliance.


Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers


The Society of Local Authority Lawyers & Administrators in Scotland


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