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

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Location of development

2.  The environmental sensitivity of geographical areas likely to be affected by development must be considered, having regard, in particular, to–

(a)the existing land use;

(b)the relative abundance, quality and regenerative capacity of natural resources in the area; and

(c)the absorption capacity of the natural environment, paying particular attention to the following areas–


(ii)coastal zones;

(iii)mountain and forest areas;

(iv)nature reserves and parks;

(v)areas classified or protected under EEA States' legislation;

(vi)special protection areas designated by EEA States pursuant to Directives 79/409/EEC(1) and 92/43/EEC(2);

(vii)areas in which the environmental quality standards laid down in legislation of the Communities have already been exceeded;

(viii)densely populated areas; and

(ix)landscapes of historical, cultural and archaeological significance.


O.J. No. L 103, 25.4.79, p.1.


O.J. No. L 206, 22.7.92, p.7.

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