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Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006

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  1. Introduction

  2. Background

  3. Commentary on Sections

    1. The main provisions of the Act

  4. The Act – Section by Section

    1. Part 1 – National Planning Framework

      1. Section 1 – National Planning Framework

    2. Part 2 – Development Plans

      1. Section 2 – Development plans

        1. Sustainable development

        2. Strategic development planning

        3. Local development plans

        4. Development plan schemes and action programmes

        5. Supplementary guidance

        6. Supplementary provisions

        7. General

    3. Part 3 – Development Management

      1. Section 3 – Meaning of “development”

      2. Section 4 Marine fish farms

      3. Section 5 – Hierarchy of developments for purposes of development management etc.

      4. Section 6 – Initiation and completion of development

      5. Section 7 – Applications for planning permission and certain consents

      6. Section 8 – Variation of planning applications

      7. Section 9 – Development already carried out

      8. Section 10 – Publicity for applications

      9. Section 11 – Pre-application consultation

      10. Section 12 – Public availability of information as to how planning applications have been dealt with

      11. Section 13 – Keeping and publication of lists of applications

      12. Section 14 – Pre-determination hearings

      13. Section 15 – Additional grounds for declining to determine application for planning permission

      14. Section 16 – Manner in which applications for planning permission are dealt with etc.

      15. Section 17 – Local developments: schemes of delegation

      16. Section 18 – Call-in of applications by the Scottish Ministers

      17. Section 19 – Appeals etc.

      18. Section 20 – Duration of planning permission and listed building consent etc.

      19. Section 21 – Planning permission in principle

      20. Section 22 – Further provisions as regards duration of planning permission etc.

      21. Section 23 – Planning obligations

      22. Section 24 – Good neighbour agreements

    4. Part 4 – Enforcement

      1. Section 25 – Fixed penalty notices

      2. Section 26 – Temporary stop notices

      3. Section 27 – Enforcement charters

    5. Part 5 – Trees

      1. Section 28 – Tree preservation orders

    6. Part 6 – Correction of Errors

      1. Section 29 – Correction of errors

      2. Section 241A: Correction of errors in decisions

      3. Section 241B: Correction notice

      4. Section 241C: Effect of correction

      5. Section 241D: Provisions supplementary to section 241A to 241C

    7. Part 7 – Assessment

      1. Section 30 – Assessment of planning authority’s performance or decision making

      2. Section 251A – Assessment of planning authority’s performance

      3. Section 251B – Assessment of planning authority’s decision making

      4. Section 251C – Further provision as respects assessment of performance or decision making

      5. Section 251D – Report of assessment

    8. Part 8 – Financial Provisions

      1. Section 31 – Fees and charges

      2. Section 32 – Grants for advice and assistance

    9. Part 9 – Business Improvement Districts

      1. Section 33 – Arrangements with respect to business improvement districts

      2. Section 34 – Joint arrangements

      3. Section 35 – Additional contributions and action

      4. Section 36 – Duty to comply with arrangements

      5. Section 37 – BID Revenue Account

      6. Section 38 – BID proposals

      7. Section 39  - Entitlement to vote in ballot

      8. Section 40 – Approval in ballot

      9. Section 41 – Approval in ballot – alternative conditions

      10. Section 42– Power of veto

      11. Section 43 – Appeal against veto

      12. Section 44 – Commencement of BID arrangements

      13. Section 45 – Duration of BID arrangements etc.

      14. Section 46 – Regulations about ballots

      15. Section 47 – Further provisions as to regulations under Part 9

      16. Section 48 – Crown application of Part 9

      17. Section 49 – Interpretation of Part 9

    10. Part 10 – Miscellaneous and General Provisions

      1. Section 50 – National Scenic Areas

      2. Section 51 – Equal Opportunities

      3. Section 52 – Regulations in connection with inquiries etc.

      4. Section 53 – Old development plans

      5. Section 54 – Further amendment of the principal Act

      6. Section 55 – Further amendment of the listed buildings Act

      7. Section 56 – Repeals

      8. Section 57 – Interpretation

      9. Section 58 – Supplementary and consequential provisions

      10. Section 59 – Commencement

      11. Section 60 – Short title

  5. Parliamentary History

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