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Meeting of the Parliament 23 February 2017 [Draft] : 23 February 2017 View PDF version
The Minister for Local Government and Housing (Kevin Stewart)

Will the member give way?

Meeting of the Parliament 23 February 2017 [Draft] : 23 February 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

I appreciate that there is opposition to the flood protection scheme that Dumfries and Galloway Council is proposing. Mr Mundell has talked about the matter previ...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 February 2017 [Draft] : 23 February 2017 View PDF version
The Minister for Local Government and Housing (Kevin Stewart)

We have had no discussion with the council on that issue. Councils are independent organisations that are accountable to their electorate, and it is for them to d...

Local Government and Communities Committee 22 February 2017 : 22 February 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

I am fine, convener.

Local Government and Communities Committee 22 February 2017 : 22 February 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

I will not go into too much depth on transport because it is not in my portfolio, but I will deal with the planning aspects of Ms Smith’s question.

Local Government and Communities Committee 22 February 2017 : 22 February 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

I will write to Mr Wightman and the committee in some depth on the matter. Obviously we want zero-carbon-generating technology to be the best it can be. Perhaps s...

Local Government and Communities Committee 22 February 2017 : 22 February 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

Mr Wightman is right: we want to remove planning procedures that do not add value. The climate change plan makes it clear that there is a further role for reducin...

Local Government and Communities Committee 22 February 2017 : 22 February 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

Planning already has an important role to play in reducing emissions and adapting to future climate change. First, we have to locate development in the right plac...

Local Government and Communities Committee 22 February 2017 : 22 February 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

I am more than willing to come back to the committee after the consultation on SEEP has finished and the analysis has been done. The consultation will have to tak...

Local Government and Communities Committee 22 February 2017 : 22 February 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

I hope that the Scottish Football Association will be just as interested in decarbonisation as everyone else. I hope that everyone is interested.

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