Date lodged: 27 July 2018
To ask the Scottish Government under what circumstances adverse effects from a development proposal on a Ramsar site might be deemed acceptable.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 4 September 2018
It is SG policy to apply the same level of protection for Ramsar sites as that afforded to designated Natura sites. Adverse effects from development proposals on Natura sites are considered against the tests set out in regulation 49 of The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 1994 .