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PE01277: Geodiversity duty

Rural Affairs

Petitioner: Mike Browne

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 22 September 2009

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to through Scottish Planning Policies and Planning Advice Notes to establish a geodiversity duty which integrates all necessary local and national structures for the efficient collection, analysis and sharing of geodiversity data to inform better decision making processes.

Petition History:

Summary:

3 November 2009: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the British Geological Survey seeking responses to the points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report 3 November 2009

9 February 2010: The Committee agreed to suspend further consideration of the petition until the joint study by British Geological Survey and Scottish National Heritage to establish the evidence base for a geodiversity framework for Scotland is completed and to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 9 February 2010

23 November 2010: The Committee agreed to suspend consideration of the petition until the joint study by the British Geological Survey and Scottish National Heritage to establish the evidence base for a geodiversity framework for Scotland is completed. It also agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 23 November 2010

8 March 2011: The Committee agreed to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to the petition. Link to Official Report 8 March 2011

4 October 2011: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 on the grounds that the joint study by Scottish Natural Heritage and the British Geological Survey concluded that a Geodiversity Duty should not be regarded as essential for the development and implementation of a geodiversity framework and that the Scottish Government is now working with the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, of which the petitioner is Vice-Chair, to take forward the issues highlighted in the joint study. Link to Official Report 4 October 2011 (472KB pdf)

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