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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-16716: Adam Tomkins (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 17 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers that the SGN gasholders in Glasgow and Dunfermline are of national significance and, in light of OFGEM's position that all such structures should be dismantled by 2029, whether it is reconsidering their category B listing.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 29 May 2018

Four appeals have been lodged with Scottish Ministers against the decision by Historic Environment Scotland to include in the list of buildings of special architectural interest gasholders in Glasgow and Dunfermline. In keeping with the majority of appeals to Scottish Ministers a reporter from the Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) of the Scottish Government has been appointed by Ministers to examine the cases and make the final decisions on them.

The reporter has undertaken inspections of the sites relevant to the appeals. In all four cases, the reporter is now considering whether he has enough information to determine the appeals or if he will require to obtain further information from parties involved in the appeals.

As the appeals are live, you will appreciate that it would be inappropriate to comment on the merits of the cases.