Town and Country Planning Order (Scotland)
The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2014 came into force on 30 June 2014.
30 June 2014
Planning – Scotland
The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2014 revises the types of development that may take place without planning permission. Further classes of development are permitted subject to certain restrictions, including extensions or alterations to shops, financial or professional services establishments and offices. Permitted development rights are also provided for electric vehicle charging points in off-street car parks.
In June 2021, the UK’s governing Conservative Party lost a by-election in Chesham and Amersham, a seat it had held for 47 years. The principal reasons reported as the cause of this defeat were proposed planning reforms and the promotion of housebuilding on greenfield sites across the south of England.
As we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the EIA Quality Mark, IEMA can announce that, during the past 12 months, the scheme has undergone a thorough review of practice, including stakeholder consultation with registrants and assessors, in order to improve it.
The delivery of effective outcomes for the environment, communities and development is a team effort, and more so when it comes to consenting projects that undergo Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).