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Planning (Scotland) Act 2019

Section 50:  Chief planning officers

249.Section 50 inserts a new section 1A into the 1997 Act, which requires each planning authority to have a chief planning officer to advise the authority about their functions under the planning Acts and any other functions relating to development. When appointing a chief planning officer, the planning authority must be satisfied that the officer has appropriate qualifications and experience, having regard to any guidance on that matter issued by the Scottish Ministers.

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