Scottish Land & Estates has this week submitted written evidence to the Economy Energy and Tourism Committee on the general provisions contained within the Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Bill.
The main points raised in our evidence include:-
- Support for the Scottish Government’s Better Regulation agenda and supports the aim of the Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Bill to ensure that regulatory functions are exercised in a consistent manner in such a way as to contribute to sustainable economic growth.
- A desire to see that regulation is proportionate and streamlined in such a way that it does not place an undue burden on rural business interests.
- Support in principle of the provision to introduce a Code of Practice in relation to the exercise of regulatory functions, however we have concerns over monitoring and accountability of those who do not comply.
- Support for a duty which requires regulators to contribute towards sustainable economic growth.
- Broad support the provision to link planning fees and performance however this is not without reservation.