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The Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017

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20.—(1) Where additional information is provided to the Scottish Ministers, the developer must publish a notice in accordance with paragraph (2) containing the information specified in paragraph (3).

(2) A notice under paragraph (1) must be published—

(a)on the application website;

(b)in The Edinburgh Gazette; and

(c)in a newspaper circulating in the locality in which the land to which the application relates is situated (or, in relation to a proposed development in, on, over or under the sea, in such newspaper as is likely to come to the attention of those likely to be affected by the proposed development).

(3) Notice under paragraph (1) must—

(a)describe the application and the proposed development;

(b)state that the proposed development is subject to environmental impact assessment;

(c)state that the additional information is available for inspection and the times and places at which, and the means by which, the additional information is available for inspection;

(d)state how copies of the additional information may be obtained;

(e)state the cost of a copy of the additional information;

(f)state how and by what date representations may be made (being a date not earlier than 30 days after last date on which the notice is published);

(g)provide details of the arrangements for public participation in the decision making procedure including a description of how notice is to be given of any subsequent submission by the developer of additional information and how representations in relation to that additional information may be made;

(h)state the nature of possible decisions to be taken in relation to the application and provide details of the authority by which such decisions are to be taken.

(4) The developer must serve a copy of the additional information on the planning authority and on any other person to whom a copy of the EIA report was sent under regulation 16(1) or (4) together with a copy of the notice mentioned in paragraph (1).

(5) A reasonable charge reflecting printing and distribution costs may be made in relation to the supply of a copy of the additional information to any person except that the copies served pursuant to paragraph (4) are to be supplied free of charge.

(6) Paragraph (1) does not apply in relation to additional information to the extent that—

(a)the information is provided for the purposes of an inquiry held under the Electricity Act 1989;

(b)the written requirement for the information states that it is to be provided for such purposes; and

(c)the information is required to be publicised as part of that inquiry.

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