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The Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (Scotland) Regulations 1999

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Determination of applications

15.—(1) Where an application is made to the Commissioners for consent, they may, subject to the provisions of this regulation–

(a)grant consent either subject only to the conditions required by regulation 18 or also subject to such further conditions as they see fit; or

(b)refuse consent.

(2) The Commissioners shall not determine an application until after the expiry of the periods referred to in regulation 13 during which representations may be sent to the Commissioners or where appropriate any period of consultation with an EEA State in accordance with regulation 14.

(3) In determining an application, the Commissioners shall take into consideration the environmental information, any representations received by them in relation to the application and any other material consideration, including in particular their assessment of the direct and indirect effects of the relevant project on the environmental factors specified in Schedule 4.

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