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Planning (Scotland) Act 2019

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Conditional grant of planning permission: noise-sensitive developments

25Conditional grant of planning permission: noise-sensitive developments

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

(2)After section 41 insert—

41AConditional grant of planning permission: noise-sensitive developments

(1)A development that is the subject of an application for planning permission is a “noise-sensitive development” if residents or occupiers of the development are likely to be affected by significant noise from existing activity in the vicinity of the development (a “noise source”).

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of section 41(1), a planning authority—

(a)must, when considering under section 37 whether to grant planning permission for a noise-sensitive development subject to conditions, take particular account of whether the development includes sufficient measures to mitigate, minimise or manage the effect of noise between the development and any existing cultural venues or facilities (including in particular, but not limited to, live music venues), or dwellings or businesses in the vicinity of the development, and

(b)may not, as a condition of granting planning permission for a noise-sensitive development, impose on a noise source additional costs relating to acoustic design measures to mitigate, minimise or manage the effects of noise..

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