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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17856: Rowley, Alex (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 26 July 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how statutory requirements for environmental assessment are met for an application to extend the period within which an electricity generating station or overhead electricity line development must commence when it has previously been granted consent under section 36 or 37 of the Electricity Act 1989.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 2 August 2018

To extend the period within which an electricity generating station or overhead electricity line development must commence, when it has previously been granted consent under section 36 or 37 of the Electricity Act 1989, consideration is given to the existing environmental information and whether new (or updated) environmental information is required to meet statutory requirements.