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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-17857: Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 26 July 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what procedure is followed in response to a request to extend the period within which an electricity generating station or overhead electricity line project must commence when it has previously been granted consent under section 36 or 37 of the Electricity Act 1989.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 2 August 2018

The procedure followed in response to the circumstances specified is that a consultation is undertaken with key consultees to consider those environmental issues already taken into account in both the original application and environmental statement. Following a review of the key consultation responses from key consultees, a decision is taken whether further environmental information is required.