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The Environmental Impact Assessment (Scotland) Regulations 1999

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20.—(1) Where particulars of a planning application are placed on Part I of the register, the relevant planning authority shall take steps to secure that there is also placed on that Part a copy of any relevant–

(a)screening opinion;

(b)screening direction;

(c)scoping opinion;

(d)scoping direction;

(e)notification given under regulation 7(2), 8(2) or 9(2);

(f)direction under regulation 4(4);

(g)environmental statement, including any further information;

(h)statement of reasons accompanying any of the above.

(2) Where the relevant planning authority–

(a)adopt a screening opinion or scoping opinion; or


(i)a request under regulation 10(1) or 11(2); or

(ii)a copy of a screening direction, scoping direction, or direction under regulation 4(4),

before an application is made for planning permission for the development in question, the authority shall take steps to secure that a copy of the opinion, request, or direction and any accompanying statement of reasons is made available for public inspection at all reasonable hours at the place where the appropriate register (or relevant section of that register) is kept.

(3) Documents made available under paragraph (2) shall remain so available for a period of two years.

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