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Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

2010 asp 5

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Part 3 – Marine Planning

Decisions of public authorities affected by a marine plan

Section 15 - Decisions of public authorities affected by marine plans

25.Section 15 indicates that a public authority must make any authorisation or enforcement decision in accordance with the appropriate marine plan unless relevant considerations indicate otherwise. If the public authority does not make an authorisation or enforcement decision in accordance with the appropriate marine plan it must state its reasons. Authorisation or enforcement decisions relate to the authorisation or licensing of activities within Scotland’s marine area. For all other decisions which are not authorisation or enforcement decisions, public authorities must have regard to the appropriate marine plan.

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