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.

View the scoping opinion:

Site reference Proposed development Date of issue
Barbae Quarry, near Girvan
Scoping Opinion
Scoping Request
Proposed extension to an existing permission for mineral extraction13/09/2018
Tarbolton Moss, Near TarboltonProposed energy from waste facility20/12/2017
Tarbolton Moss Landfill SiteExtension to Landfill Site18/12/2017
Land at Tarbolton Road, MonktonProposed erection of residential development9/11/2017
Corton Proposed mixed use development 08/09/2017
Hillhouse and Hallyards Consolidation of two existing quarry operations 23/09/2016

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: www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Business-Industry/Energy/Infrastructure/Energy-Consents.