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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09399: Finlay Carson (Galloway and West Dumfries)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 23 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what the procedure is for people in Scotland to raise concerns regarding the application of section 37 of the Electricity Act 1989, consent required for overhead lines.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 7 June 2017

Applications made under Section 37 of the Electricity Act 1989 are subject to public consultation procedures set out in Schedule 8 of the Act and within the Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017, where these Regulations have effect. The following link provides further detailed information on applications, legislation and statutory public consultations.