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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-00948
Asked by: Ariane Burgess, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party
Date lodged: 21 June 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will carry out a retrospective environmental impact study into the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development and Use Classes) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020.

Current status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 21 July 2021


Answer

We have no plans to carry out a retrospective environmental impact study on this Order. A screening report to consider environmental impacts was completed and concluded that there were no significant environmental effects likely to result from this proposal. Prior notification is a tool for Local Authorities to screen individual permitted development rights for environmental effects. Permitted development rights are withdrawn where an environmental impact assessment is required and changes must be dealt with through planning permission.