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Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011

Subsection (3)

149.Subsection (3) inserts a new section 16A into the 1981 Act.

Delegation of licence-granting power - inserted section 16A  of the 1981 Act

150.Section 16A of the 1981 Act enables Scottish Ministers to delegate any of their licensing function under that section to SNH by direction, or to delegate such a function so far as relating to development or demolition to local authorities, by order subject to negative procedure (see section 26(2) of the 1981 Act.

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