Paragraph 6 – Ministerial call-in
289.Where the Scottish Ministers receive notification of a proposed scheme under paragraph 5(5), paragraph 6 requires them to call in the proposed scheme where any relevant objector is a local authority or National Park Authority. Otherwise, the Scottish Ministers must advise the local authority within 28 days of receipt, whether or not they will call in the proposed scheme for decision by them. In reaching this decision whether to call in, the Scottish Ministers must have regard to the factors listed in paragraph 6(3).
290.Sub-paragraphs (4) and (5) allow the Scottish Ministers to extend the time in which they must decide whether or not to call in a scheme by up to 28 days, but they must make any decision to extend within the original 28 day period and must notify the local authority of the extension as soon as practicable.