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The Nature Conservation (Designation of Relevant Regulatory Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2004

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2004 No. 474

COUNTRYSIDE

The Nature Conservation (Designation of Relevant Regulatory Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2004

Made

3rd November 2004

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

4th November 2004

Coming into force

29th November 2004

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 15(2) and 53(2) of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Nature Conservation (Designation of Relevant Regulatory Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2004 and shall come into force on 29th November 2004.

Relevant regulatory authorities

2.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), each of the persons listed in the Schedule to this Order are designated as a relevant regulatory authority for the purposes of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004.

(2) The designation of a local authority under paragraph (1) does not extend to its functions of granting planning permissions on an application under Part III of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997(2).

LEWIS MACDONALD

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

3rd November 2004

Article 2

SCHEDULERELEVANT REGULATORY AUTHORITIES

  • The Scottish Ministers

  • A local authority

  • The Crofters Commission continued in being by section 1(1) of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993(3)

  • The Deer Commission for Scotland continued in being by section 1(1) of the Deer (Scotland) Act 1996(4)

  • A district salmon fishery board within the meaning of section 40(1) of the Salmon Act 1986(5)

  • The Forestry Commissioners continued in existence by section 1(1) of the Forestry Act 1967(6)

  • The Scottish Environment Protection Agency established by section 20(1) of the Environment Act 1995(7)

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order designates the persons set out in the Schedule as relevant regulatory authorities for the purposes of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004(8).

Article 2(2) provides that the designation of local authorities as relevant regulatory authorities does not relate to their function of granting planning permissions under Part III of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997(9).

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