Section 5 Consultation as to proposed quality partnership schemes
15.This section sets out requirements as to consultation. Authorities must give notice of proposed schemes in at least one local newspaper circulating in the area, and that notice must either set out the authority’s proposals for facilities and standards of services to be provided, or state where, in what form and at what times such details can be inspected. A scheme may not be made without prior consultation with bodies specified in section 5(4). This includes bus operators and representatives of bus users and, if the scheme affects a trunk road, the Scottish Ministers or the Secretary of State.