Consultation on Draft EIA Regulations in Scotland

2 September 2016

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Scottish Ministers are consulting on proposals for implementing the new EIA Directive (2014/52/EU). The consultation will be open for 12 weeks from 9th August to 31st October 2016 and is available here.

The UK (incl. Scotland) continues to be a member of the EU and as such is statutorily obligated to transpose the new EIA Directive into legislation by the deadline of 16th May 2017.

The following transitional arrangements apply:

Whilst proposed amendments to other EIA regimes are still to be made, draft regulations in relation to Town and Country Planning and Electricity Works have been published.

The key changes proposed are summarised below:

Surface is vastly experienced in the field of EIA and the team includes several IEMA Registered EIA Practitioners.  If you would like further details of the changes being proposed or any advice relating to EIA on your projects, please get in touch: 01904 682 770 Paul.Phillips@Surface-Property.co.uk

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