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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-22261: Jeremy Balfour (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 19 March 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to ensure that the roll out of 5G across Scotland will not result in the removal of healthy trees from the urban landscape.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 28 March 2019

Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) sets out that the planning system should support digital connectivity, in particular infrastructure provision which is sited and designed to keep environmental impacts to a minimum. SPP also sets out policy protection for trees and the wider environment. We will carry out a wide review of the National Planning Framework and SPP following on from the current Planning Bill.