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The Fuel Poverty (Additional Amount in respect of Remote Rural Area, Remote Small Town and Island Area) (Scotland) Regulations 2020

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2.  In these Regulations—

“the 2019 Act” means the Fuel Poverty (Targets, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Act 2019,

“the Scottish Urban Rural Classification 2016” means the Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification 2016 identifying urban and rural areas based on Settlement size and drive times and published on 29 March 2018(1),

“remote rural area” means an area classified as such by the Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification 2016(2),

“remote small town” means a Settlement classified as such by the Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification 2016(3),

“island area” means an area comprising of one or more islands, and “island” has the meaning given in section 1(1) of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018(4).

(2)

Table 2.1 (Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification, 6-fold) classifies this as “areas with a population of less than 3,000 people, and with a drive time of over 30 minutes to a Settlement of 10,000 people or more”.

(3)

Table 2.1 (Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification, 6-fold) classifies this as “Settlements of 3,000 to 9,999 people, and with a drive time of over 30 minutes to a Settlement of 10,000 or more”.

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