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Environmental Impact Assessment

The Environmental Impact Assessment (Agriculture)(Scotland) Regulations 2006

These Regulations came into force in Scotland on 1 January 2007 and replace the Environmental Impact Assessment (Uncultivated Land and Semi-Natural Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 which have been revoked.

In brief, the Regulations constrain operations to carry out 'intensive' agricultural operations on uncultivated or semi-natural land, or large scale restructuring projects on agricultural land, where the result would have a 'significant' impact on the environment.

The process is administered by Scottish government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate (SGRPID) local Area and Area Sub Offices.

Guidance and forms

The following documents all contain information about the Environmental Impact Regulations:

Further Information

You can get further information by contacting your local SGRPID Area or sub-area office.

For general enquiries you can e-mail us at eia-uncultivated@scotland.gsi.gov.uk.