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The Environmental Impact Assessment (Scotland) Regulations 1999

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Publicity for environmental statement prepared by planning authority

24.—(1) After an environmental statement has been prepared, the planning authority shall–

(a)place a copy of the environmental statement in Part I of the register together with the copy of the notice of intention to develop required to be placed there by regulation 8 of the 1981 Regulations;

(b)make available copies of the environmental statement for inspection by, and sale to, the public; and

(c)in addition to publishing a notice in a local newspaper under regulation 4(1) of the 1981 Regulations, publish such a notice in The Edinburgh Gazette.

(2) The notice to be so published shall contain, in addition to the information specified in regulation 4(1) of the 1981 Regulations, a statement–

(a)that an environmental statement has been prepared;

(b)that copies of the environmental statement may be inspected and acquired at the same address and times as the plans of the development may be inspected;

(c)of the cost of a copy of the environmental statement; and

(d)that representations may be made in writing to the planning authority within 4 weeks of the date of publication under paragraph (1)(c) (or the later date of such publication where the notices were not published on the same day).

(3) In addition to the consultations carried out under regulation 4(2)(b) of the 1981 Regulations, the planning authority shall consult the consultation bodies on the environmental statement, shall send each of them a copy thereof and shall inform them that they may make representations.

(4) The information to be provided by the planning authority, when complying under regulation 4(2)(c) of the 1981 Regulations with the requirements of any development order or direction, shall include information to the same effect as is specified in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) of paragraph (2) of this regulation.

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