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Planning (Scotland) Act 2019

Section 44:  Enforcement charters:  statement on major developments

236.Section 158A of the 1997 Act requires each planning authority to produce an enforcement charter, setting out their policies on enforcement, how breaches of planning control can be brought to their attention and how any complaints about enforcement action can be made and will be dealt with. Section 44 of the Act inserts a new subsection (1A) into section 158A of the 1997 Act, providing that the charter must also contain a statement about how the authority will monitor compliance with planning permissions for major developments, and how they will record such monitoring and make the records available to the public. Such monitoring is particularly important in relation to conditions placed on ongoing operations and restoration, such as for open-cast mining.

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