Explanatory Notes

Planning (Scotland) Act 2019

2019 asp 13

25 July 2019

Overview of the Act


Assessment of environmental effects

Section 24:  Assessment of environmental effects

151.Section 40 of the 1997 Act gives the Scottish Ministers powers to make regulations about the assessment of environmental effects of any development before planning permission is granted. Section 24 of the Act amends section 40 so that “environmental effects” explicitly includes effects on biodiversity, including the net positive effects on biodiversity likely to result from the development.