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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02282: John Finnie (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 1 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers that the Scottish Ministers’ decision to call-in for determination consideration of, and their subsequent decision to grant, planning consent for the Trump International Golf Links Scotland development in Aberdeenshire, sets a precedent for the consideration of any future planning application at Coul Links in Sutherland, and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 20 September 2016

Ministers intervene in the processing of planning applications in exceptional circumstances where issues of genuine national importance are at stake. There is no definitive list of criteria used to decide whether to call-in a planning application as each case is considered on its own merits.