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

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Interpretation of “relevant project”

3.—(1) For the purposes of these Regulations, a project is a relevant project if–

(a)it is a project of a type specified in paragraph (2) of this regulation;

(b)subject to paragraph (3) of this regulation, it is likely, by virtue of factors such as its nature, size or location, to have significant effects on the environment; and

(c)the carrying out of the project–

(i)does not involve development; or

(ii)involves development which is not mentioned in Schedule 1 to, or in column 1 of the table in Schedule 2 to, the Environmental Impact Assessment (Scotland) Regulations 1999(1) or

(iii)involves development for which planning permission is granted by Part 7 of Schedule 1 to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992(2).

(2) The types of project referred to in paragraph (1)(a) above are–



(c)forest road works;

(d)forest quarry works.

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b) above, and subject to regulations 6(3) and 7(6), a project shall be taken not to be likely to have significant effects on the environment if the area covered, or to be covered, by the project does not exceed any relevant threshold set out in Schedule 2.


S.I.1992/223, amended by S.I.1992/1078 and 2084, 1993/1036, 1994/1442, 2576 and 3294, 1996/252, 1266 and 3023 and as read with Part IV of S.I.1994/2716.

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