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Planning (Scotland) Act 2019

Effect of altering scheme

98.98.The Act provides the potential for a planning authority to make alterations to an MCA scheme. New section 54D(1) means that a scheme’s alterations take effect from the day they are made. New sections 54D(2) and (3) make savings provision and provide that where development has already begun under the terms of the MCA scheme, it is not to be affected by a subsequent alteration to the scheme unless the scheme as altered so provides. However, section 54D(4) prevents an altered scheme from removing an authorisation for development which has already begun.

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