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  1. Publication

    01 Aug 2018

    Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018: process for considering third party representations

    Ministers are keen to ensure communities are engaged in environmental decision-making, and this policy statement sets out the circumstances under which third parties may ask Ministers to determine EAR applications.

  2. Guidance

    16 May 2017

    Planning Circular 1/2017: Environmental Impact Assessment regulations

    Guidance on The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017.

  3. Advice and guidance

    22 Jun 2016

    Strategic Environmental Assessment: integrating an ecosystems approach

    Information note providing advice on how an ecosystems approach can be integrated into Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).

  4. Form

    21 Jan 2016

    Strategic Environmental Assessment: screening template

    Form and guidance for undertaking and submitting a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).

  5. Form

    17 Jun 2015

    Strategic Environmental Assessment: pre-screening template

    Form and guidance for pre-screening for a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).

  6. Advice and guidance

    17 Dec 2014

    Habitats Regulations Appraisal databank: guidance

    Guidance notes for users of the Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA) databank.

  7. Publication

    30 Aug 2013

    Planning Advice Note 1/2013: Environmental Impact Assessment

    Guidance on the integration of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedures into the overall development management process (replaces PAN 58).

  8. Publication

    30 Aug 2013

    Strategic Environmental Assessment: guidance

    Scottish Government guidance on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).

  9. Advice and guidance

    21 Feb 2013

    Habitats Regulations Appraisal - development plans: advice sheets

    Guidance on HRA and development plans.

  10. Advice and guidance

    25 May 2011

    Environmental impact assessment regulations: a guide

    A user's guide to the environmental impact assessment regulations.

  11. Publication

    19 Mar 2010

    Consideration of climatic factors within Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

    Guidance on the consideration of climatic factors within Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), developed by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA).

  12. Advice and guidance

    18 Mar 2010

    Strategic Environmental Assessment: basic introduction

    A basic introduction to Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).

  13. Advice and guidance

    18 Mar 2010

    Planning Advice Note 1/2010: Strategic environmental assessment of development plans

    Planning Advice Note (PAN) 1/2010 advises how the requirements of the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005 can be met within the development planning process.