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Applications to construct and operate power stations of a certain capacity are made to Scottish Ministers under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989. Applications to vary existing consents which were granted under Section 36 are made under Section 36C of the Electricity Act 1989. Applications for overhead lines are made under section 37 of the Electricity Act 1989.
The following set of regulations apply to applications made under section 36, Section 36C and section 37 and should be particularly noted by developers:
The Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017
The Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017
The Electricity (Applications for Consent) Regulations 1990
The Electricity (Applications for Consent) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2013
The Electricity Generating Stations (Applications for Variation of Consent) (Scotland) Regulations 2013
A consent under section 36 and section 37 of the Electricity Act 1989 usually carries with it deemed planning permission from the Scottish Ministers under section 57 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997.
Further information is available from Marine Scotland.
The following regulations apply to applications for pipelines:
Page updated: Wednesday, August 08, 2018