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Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

Development plans: inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions policies

141.Section 72 inserts a new section 3F into the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997, placing a requirement upon planning authorities that local development plans must contain greenhouse gas emissions policies. These policies are to ensure that all new buildings are designed to contribute to energy efficiency by the installation and operation of low and zero-carbon generating technologies.

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