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Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011

Appeals in connection with species control orders-- inserted section 14H of the 1981 Act

129.Section 14H of the 1981 Act enables an owner or occupier whose premises are subject to a species control order to appeal to the sheriff within 28 days of being given notice of the making of the order. The sheriff must consider the merits of the order, may suspend any effect of an emergency order, and will dispose of the appeal as he or she thinks fit. Further appeal from the decision of the sheriff is on a point of law only.

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