Scottish Statutory Instruments

2009 No. 219 (C. 17)


The Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Commencement No. 9) Order 2009


3rd June 2009

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 59(2) of the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006(1).

Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Commencement No. 9) Order 2009.

(2) In this Order–

“the 1997 Act” means the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997(2);

“the Act” means the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006; and

“the Schedule” means the Schedule to this Order.


2.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) the provisions of the Act specified in column 1 of the Schedule (and the subject matter of which is described in column 2 of the Schedule), to the extent not already in force, come into force on 3rd August 2009 for all purposes.

(2) Where a purpose is specified in column 3 of the Schedule in relation to any provision, that provision shall, to the extent not already in force, come into force on 3rd August 2009 only for that purpose.


Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,


3rd June 2009

Article 2


Column 1Column 2Column 3
Provisions of the ActSubject MatterPurpose
Section 6Notification of initiation and completion of development
Section 7(1) and (2)Applications for planning permissions
Section 8Variation of planning application
Section 9Development already carried out
Section 10Publicity of applications
Section 12Public availability of information
Section 13Lists of applications
Section 14Pre-determination hearings
Section 15Additional grounds for declining to determine an application
Section 16(b)Manner of dealing with applications
Section 17Local developments: schemes of delegation
Section 19Appeals
Section 20(1) and (2)Duration of planning permission
Section 21Planning permission in principle
Section 22Further provision regarding duration of planning permission
Section 25Fixed penalty notices
Section 26Temporary stop notices
Section 54(3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (13) and (17)(a)(i)Further amendment of the principal Act
Section 56 and the ScheduleRepeals

For all purposes other than the repeal (wholly or partially) of–


section 67(8) of the 1997 Act;


section 163 of the 1997 Act;


section 182(3)(a) of the 1997 Act;


section 252(2) of the 1997 Act; and


sections 20(2), 36(2) and 72(1)(b) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997(3).

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

To the extent they are not already in force, this Order brings sections 6 to 10 (other than section 7(3)), 12 to 15, 16(b), 17 to 22 (other than section 20(3)), 25, 26, 54(3) to (10), (13) and (17)(a)(i) and 56 of and the Schedule (partially) to the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (“the Act”) into force on 3rd August 2009 for all purposes.

Article 2(2) limits the purposes for which the Schedule to the Act is commenced on 3rd August 2009.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Act have been brought into force by commencement orders made before the date of this Order.

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.S.I. No.
Sections 3, 33 to 49 and 54 (partially)6th February 2007S.S.I. 2007/49
Sections 57 and 586th February 2007S.S.I. 2007/49
Section 16(a)1st March 2007S.S.I. 2007/130
Sections 1, 3(1)(a), (c), (d) and (e) and (4), 4, 12(a)(iii) and (iv), 18, 27, 28(1)(a), (b) and (c), 32, 33 to 49 (Part 9), 51, 54(1), (2), (11)(b)(i) and (iii), (16)(d) and (e) and (17)(a)(ii) and (iii) and 55(1) and (3)1st April 2007S.S.I. 2007/130
Sections 50, 54(17)(a)(i), 56 and the schedule (partially)1st April 2007S.S.I. 2007/130
Sections 2 and 54(16)(b)(i), (c) and (f) (partially)19th May 2008S.S.I. 2008/164
Section 55(2)1st June 2008S.S.I. 2008/191
Sections 2 and 54(17)(a)(i) (partially)25th June 2008S.S.I. 2008/164
Section 52(1)12th December 2008S.S.I. 2008/411
Parts 3 and 4 and section 54(17) (partially)12th December 2008S.S.I. 2008/411
Section 2, 53 and 54(11)(a), (12), (14), (15) and (16)(b)(i) and (f)28th February 2009S.S.I. 2009/70
Section 54(17(a)(i) (partially)28th February 2009S.S.I. 2009/70
Sections 5, 11 and 54(19)6th April 2009S.S.I. 2009/100
Sections 17 and 54(17)(a)(i) (partially)6th April 2009S.S.I. 2009/100
Section 3114th May 2009S.S.I. 2009/179