Legislation

2nd June 2017

SSI 2017/189

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2017. Comes into force 31st July. Amends The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992 (SSI 1992/223). • Article 4 updates the definition of “European site” • Article 5 adds 7ZA to 7ZE . These impose obligations on planning authorities with regard to applications by electronic communications code operators for a determination as to whether prior approval is required with regard to the siting and appearance of new ground based masts. • Article 6 adds 67. This grants permitted development rights for development by electronic communications code operators so that they do not have to submit applications for planning permission for certain development.

1st June 2017

SSI 2017/168.

 The Environmental Impact Assessment (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2017.  Comes into force 30th June. These Regulations make minor changes and corrections to:

the Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (SSI 2017/101) the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (SSI 2017/102) the Forestry (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (SSI 2017/113) the Agriculture, Land Drainage and Irrigation Projects (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (SSI 2017/114) the Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (SSI 2017/115).
23rd May 2017

EU 2017/821

Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/821.  Comes into force Comes into force 1st April 2020. Regulation laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for Union importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas

This Regulation establishes an EU system for supply chain due diligence in order to curtail opportunities for armed groups and security forces to trade in tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold. This Regulation is designed to provide transparency and certainty as regards the supply practices of Union importers, and of smelters and refiners sourcing from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.