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EIA scoping opinions

EIA scoping opinions can be requested by from the planning authority under Regulation 14 of the EIA Regulations. The purpose of the request is to seek the planning authority’s opinion as to the information that should be supplied within the Environmental Statement. This process helps to provide the Environmental Statement with a greater focus upon those issues which are likely to generate significant environmental effects. As part of the process of compiling a scoping opinion, the planning authority consults with a range of statutory and non-statutory consultation bodies in order to ensure that the scoping opinion is fully informed.

Please click on the table below in order to view the relevant scoping opinion:

Site reference Proposed development Date of issue
Hillhouse and Hallyards Consolidation of two existing quarry operations 23/09/2016
Tormitchell Quarry Review of mineral permission 15/10/2015
Knockskae Wind farm 17/09/2014
Straid Landfill Extension to planning consent 07/07/2014
Altercannoch Farm, by Barrhill Windfarm 13/01/2014
Corton Mixed use development 15/11/2013
Crostonhill Moor Wind farm 23/10/2013
Dalmorton Wind farm 25/03/2013
Kirk Hill Wind farm 04/09/2013
Assel Valley Wind farm 19/10/2010
Tralorg Wind farm 29/09/2010
Hillhouse Quarry Quarry extension 29/07/2010

Section 36 applications

Under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 any proposal to construct or operate a power generation scheme with a capacity in excess of 50 megawatts requires Scottish Ministers’ consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989. Under such circumstances the entire application process is dealt with by the Scottish Ministers, including the issuing of any scoping opinion. To view any of the scoping opinions issued by the Scottish Ministers please click on the following link:

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