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Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 16 – Consultation procedures

38.Section 16 sets out the framework for formal consultation with the Consultation Authorities and the public. It is intended that it will help to ensure that all stakeholders can contribute effectively, especially those likely to be affected directly by the plan or programme. Consultation must be sufficiently early in the process to allow for that consultation to be effective.

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