A year after the new planning regulations were introduced for agricultural and forestry track construction, the Government is meeting its commitment to review the process. Independent consultants are now conducting a survey of how it is working for applicants and agents. This is the opportunity to have your say.
Ironside Farrar have been commissioned by the Scottish Government to undertake an independent review of the implementation of the General Permitted Development (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Order 2014 that came into effect on the 15th of December 2014.
The Order requires that – prior to the formation, or alteration, of agricultural or forestry private ways – the developer or landowner must apply to the relevant planning authority for a decision on whether the prior approval is needed before development can begin. The Government introduced more detailed Guidance in April 2015 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/11/2264/0 Annex F relates to roads, particularly Section 15 onwards.
Members have the opportunity now to record if they have had any problems with the Prior notification process, or suggestions as to how it could work better – please see Questionnaire below.