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The Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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Procedure for grant of consent where environmental statement is required

4.—(1) An applicant shall submit in relation to any application for a section 36 consent or a section 37 consent which relates to EIA development an environmental statement which includes–

(a)the information referred to in Part II of Schedule 4; and

(b)such of the information referred to in Part I of Schedule 4 as is reasonably required to assess the environmental effects of the development and which having regard in particular to current knowledge and methods of assessment, the applicant can reasonably be required to compile taking into account the terms of any scoping opinion given.

(2) In relation to any application for a section 36 consent or a section 37 consent which relates to EIA development, the Scottish Ministers shall not grant the required consent unless–

(a)they are satisfied that the applicant has complied with his obligations under paragraph (1);

(b)they have taken into consideration the environmental information (including without limitation any views expressed by other EEA States under regulation 12) and state in their decision in relation to that consent that they have done so; and

(c)the procedures laid down in regulations 9, 11, 12, 13 and 14 have been followed in so far as they are applicable.

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