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Planning (Scotland) Act 2019

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18Pre-application consultation

(1)The Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 35A (pre-application consultation: preliminary)—

(a)in subsection (1A)—

(i)the words “to which section 42 applies” become paragraph (a),

(ii)after paragraph (a), insert , or

(b)in circumstances specified by the Scottish Ministers in regulations under this section.,

(b)in subsection (3), for “the development is of a class prescribed under subsection (1)” substitute “compliance with section 35B is required”,

(c)in subsection (5), after “form” insert “, and have such content,”,

(d)in subsection (9), for “the development is not of a class prescribed under subsection (1)” substitute “compliance with section 35B is not required”.

(3)In section 35B (pre-application consultation: compliance), in subsection (3), after “weeks” insert “, but no more than 18 months,”.

(4)In section 35C (pre-application consultation report), in subsection (2), after “form” insert “and include such content”.

19Assessment of health effects

(1)The Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 is amended as follows.

(2)After section 40 insert—

40AAssessment of health effects

The Scottish Ministers must by regulations make provision about the consideration to be given, before planning permission for a national development or a major development is granted, to the likely health effects of the proposed development..

20Regulations about procedure for certain applications

(1)The Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 42 (determination of applications to develop land without compliance with conditions previously attached), for subsection (3), substitute—

(3)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations or a development order make special provision as regards the procedure to be followed in connection with such applications..

21Removal of requirement to recover costs before determining certain applications

Section 34(4)(c) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 is repealed.

22Declining to determine an application

(1)The Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 39(1) (declining to determine an application), in each of the following paragraphs, for “two” substitute “5”—

(a)paragraph (a)(i),

(b)paragraph (b)(i),

(c)paragraph (c)(i),

(d)paragraph (d)(i),

(e)paragraph (e)(i).

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