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Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 17 – Account to be taken of environmental report etc.

39.Section 17 requires that the Responsible Authority takes account of both the environmental report and consultation responses in its preparation of the plan or programme. This includes those resulting from any transboundary consultations undertaken under the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 made by the United Kingdom government.

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