These regulations will amend the Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017. Amendments aim to improve clarity, ensuring environmental impact assessment (EIA) requirements are applied as intended.
The Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019 will amend the Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 on 22 February 2020.
What has changed?
Amendments are made for clarity purposes, making it clear that references to ‘consents’ concern consents under the Electricity Act 1989, as amended.
The definition of development is also clarified with respect to applications for multi-stage consent under the Act.
Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) are required to be undertaken and findings submitted as an EIA report alongside planning applications for certain electricity works. The EIA Report must describe likely significant effects of the development on the environment and proposed mitigation measures.
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