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S5W-03539: Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 6 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many applications for consent under the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (Scotland) Regulations 1999 have been determined by Forestry Commission Scotland since 2010, and how many (a) were determined not to require assessment, (b) were refused, (c) required environmental impact assessment and (d) required appropriate assessment of their effect on European wildlife sites.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 25 October 2016

Since 2010 the number of Environmental Impact Assessment cases determined by Forestry Commission Scotland was 1466.

The number of applications determined not to require assessment was 1440. The number of applications determined to need an Environmental Impact Assessment and subsequently consent was not given, was zero. The number of applications that subsequently required environmental impact assessment was 26. The number of applications that required appropriate assessment of their effect on European wildlife sites was 3.