Scottish Statutory Instruments

2007 No. 49 (C.8)


The Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2007


5th February 2007

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


1.  This Order may be cited as the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2007.


2.  The provisions of the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 which are specified in column 1 of the Schedule to this Order (and the subject matter of which is described in column 2 of that Schedule) shall come into force on 6th February 2007 but, where a particular purpose is specified in relation to any provision in column 3 of that Schedule, that provision shall come into force on that day only for that purpose.


Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,


5th February 2007

Article 2


Column 1Column 2Column 3
Provisions of the ActSubject MatterPurpose
Section 3Meaning of “development”Only for the purpose of enabling provision to be made by order, direction or regulations.
Sections 33 to 49 (Part 9)Business Improvement DistrictsOnly for the purposes of enabling regulations to be made.
Section 54Further amendment of the principal ActOnly for the purpose of bringing into force the amendment to section 275 of the principal Act made by section 54(16)(a).
Section 57Interpretation
Section 58Supplementary and consequential provision

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force on 6th February 2007 section 3 and Part 9 of the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (“the Act”) for the limited purposes of enabling the Scottish Ministers to make, or to make provision by means of, subordinate legislation.

The Order also brings into force on 6th February 2007 sections 57 and 58 of the Act for all purposes and section 54 for the limited purpose of amending section 275 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (c. 8) by section 54(16)(a).

The Act received Royal Assent on 20th December 2006. Sections 59 and 60 came into force on Royal Assent.