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Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005


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Part 2

Agriculture, silviculture and aquaculture

23(1)Projects for the restructuring of rural land holdings.

(2)Projects for the use of uncultivated land or semi-natural areas for intensive agricultural purposes.

(3)Water management projects for agriculture, including irrigation and land drainage projects.

(4)Initial afforestation and deforestation for the purposes of conversion to another type of land use.

(5)Intensive livestock installations.

(6)Intensive fish farming.

(7)Reclamation of land from the sea.

Extractive industry

24(1)Quarries, open-cast mining and peat extraction.

(2)Underground mining.

(3)Extraction of minerals by marine or fluvial dredging.

(4)Deep drillings, in particular—

(a)geothermal drilling;

(b)drilling for the storage of nuclear waste material;

(c)drilling for water supplies,

except drillings for investigating the stability of the soil.

(5)Surface industrial installations for the extraction of coal, petroleum, natural gas and ores (including bituminous shale).

Energy industry

25(1)Industrial installations for the production of electricity, steam and hot water.

(2)Industrial installations for—

(a)carrying gas, steam and hot water; or

(b)transmission of electrical energy by overhead cables.

(3)Surface storage of natural gas.

(4)Underground storage of combustible gases.

(5)Surface storage of fossil fuels.

(6)Industrial briquetting of coal and lignite.

(7)Installations for the processing and storage of radioactive waste.

(8)Installations for hydroelectric energy production.

(9)Installations for the harnessing of wind power for energy production (that is to say, wind farms).

Production and processing of metals

26(1)Installations for the production of pig iron or steel (that is, primary or secondary fusion) including continuous casting.

(2)Installations for the processing of ferrous metals, that is to say—

(a)hot-rolling mills;

(b)smitheries with hammers;

(c)application of protective fused metal coats.

(3)Ferrous metal foundries.

(4)Installations for the smelting of (including the alloyage of) non-ferrous metals except precious metals (including recovered products, for example, by refining or foundry casting).

(5)Installations for surface treatment of metals and plastic materials using an electrolytic or chemical process.

(6)Manufacture and assembly of motor vehicles and manufacture of motor-vehicle engines.


(8)Installations for the construction and repair of aircraft.

(9)Manufacture of railway equipment.

(10)Swaging by explosives.

(11)Installations for the roasting and sintering of metallic ores.

Mineral industry

27(1)Coke ovens (that is to say, dry coal distillation).

(2)Installations for the manufacture of cement.

(3)Installations for the production of asbestos and the manufacture of asbestos products.

(4)Installations for the manufacture of glass including glass fibre.

(5)Installations for smelting mineral substances including the production of mineral fibres.

(6)Manufacture of ceramic products by burning, in particular—

(a)roofing tiles, bricks, refractory bricks and tiles; and

(b)stoneware or porcelain.

Chemical industry

28(1)Treatment of intermediate chemical products.

(2)Production of chemicals.

(3)Production of—


(b)pharmaceutical products;

(c)paint and varnishes;

(d)elastomers; and


(4)Storage facilities for petroleum, petrochemical and chemical products.

Food industry

29(1)Manufacture of vegetable and animal oils and fats.

(2)Packing and canning of animal and vegetable products.

(3)Manufacture of dairy products.

(4)Brewing and malting.

(5)Confectionery and syrup manufacture.

(6)Installations for the slaughter of animals.

(7)Industrial starch manufacturing installations.

(8)Fish-meal and fish-oil factories.

(9)Sugar factories.

Textile, leather, wood and paper industries

30(1)Industrial plants for the production of paper and board.

(2)Plants for the—

(a)pre-treatment (including operations such as washing, bleaching and mercerization); or


of fibres or textiles.

(3)Plants for the tanning of hides and skins.

(4)Cellulose-processing and production installations.

Rubber industry

31Manufacture and treatment of elastomer-based products.

Infrastructure projects

32(1)Industrial estate development projects.

(2)Urban development projects, including the construction of shopping centres and car parks.

(3)Construction of railways and intermodal transshipment facilities, and of intermodal terminals.

(4)Construction of airfields.

(5)Construction of roads, harbours and port installations (including fishing harbours).

(6)Inland-waterway construction, canalization and flood-relief works.

(7)Dams and other installations designed to hold water or store it on a long-term basis.

(8)Tramways, elevated and underground railways, suspended lines or similar lines of a particular type, used exclusively or mainly for passenger transport.

(9)Oil and gas pipeline installations.

(10)Installations of long-distance aqueducts.

(11)Coastal work to combat erosion and maritime works capable of altering the coast through the construction, for example, of dykes, moles, jetties and other sea defence works, excluding the maintenance and reconstruction of such works.

(12)Groundwater abstraction and artificial groundwater recharge schemes.

(13)Works for the transfer of water resources between river basins.

(14)Motorway service areas.

Tourism and leisure

33(1)Ski-runs, ski-lifts and cable-cars and associated developments.


(3)Holiday villages and hotel complexes outside urban areas and associated developments.

(4)Permanent camp sites and caravan sites.

(5)Theme parks.

(6)Golf courses and associated developments.

Miscellaneous projects

34Permanent racing and test tracks for motorized vehicles.

35Installations for the disposal of waste.

36Waste-water treatment plants.

37Sludge-deposition sites.

38Storage of scrap iron, including scrap vehicles.

39Test benches for engines, turbines or reactors.

40Installations for the manufacture of artificial mineral fibres.

41Installations for the recovery or destruction of explosive substances.

42Knackers' yards.


43(1)Any change to or extension of projects listed in Part 1 or this Part of this schedule which—

(a)have already been authorised or executed; or

(b)are in the process of being executed,

and which may have significant adverse effects on the environment.

(2)Projects listed in Part 1 of this schedule which are undertaken exclusively or mainly for the development and testing of new methods or products and not used for more than two years.


44(1)Expressions used in both this schedule and in Council Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (as last amended by Council Directive 2003/35/EC) shall be construed in accordance with that Directive.

(2)References in this Part of this schedule to a project are references to the project in so far as it is not included in Part 1 of this schedule.

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