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

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1.  For the purposes of this Schedule–

  • “sensitive area” means–


    land notified under subsection (1) of section 28 (areas of special scientific interest) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981(1);


    land to which subsection (3) of section 29 (nature conservancy orders) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 applies;


    a property appearing on the World Heritage List kept under article 11(2) of the 1972 UNESCO Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage(2);


    a scheduled monument within the meaning of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979(3);


    an area designated as a Natural Heritage Area by a direction made by the Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers under section 6(2) of the Natural Heritage (Scotland) Act 1991(4) or as a National Scenic Area by a direction made by the Secretary of State under section 262C of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1972(5);


    a European site within the meaning of regulation 10 of the Conservation (Natural Habitats etc.) Regulations 1994(6);

  • “specified threshold” means any threshold specified in hectares in Column 2 or 3 of the Table in paragraph 2 below.


1981 c. 69, amended by the Wildlife and Countryside (Amendment) Act 1985 (c. 31) and the Wildlife and Countryside (Service of Notices) Act 1985 (c. 59).


See Command Paper 9424.


1979 c. 46. See the definition in section 1(11).


1972 c. 52; section 6(9) of the Natural Heritage (Scotland) Act 1991 contained a saving provision for any areas which were designated as National Scenic Areas under section 262C as at the date of repeal of that section by section 27 of, and Schedule 11 to, the 1991 Act.

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