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PART 3 SDevelopment management

Assessment of environmental effectsS

24Assessment of environmental effectsS

(1)The Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 40 (assessment of environmental effects)—

(a)in subsection (1), after “effects” insert “ , including effects on biodiversity, ”,

(b)after subsection (4) insert—

(4A)In subsection (1), “effects on biodiversity” includes the net positive effects on biodiversity that would be likely to result from the development..

Commencement Information

I1S. 24 in force at 1.12.2019 by S.S.I. 2019/385, reg. 2, sch.