Strategic Environmental Assessment in a Cold Climate: The Scottish Experience

Colin Reid, Denis Edwards

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This chapter examines the adoption of Strategic Environmental Assessment in Scotland, where the process has been given much wider application than in the rest of the UK, where the more restricted scope set in EU law has been followed. The details of the law and supporting policy are described. This is followed by a consideration of how those seeking to ensure that the law is followed might be obstructed by the procedural rules affecting judicial review in Scotland, even though recent developments have markedly improved the position of those seeking to come to court.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive
Subtitle of host publicationA Plan for Success
EditorsGregory Jones, Eloise Scotford
Place of PublicationOxford
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781782255536
ISBN (Print)9781849466332
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017
EventKingsland Conference: Strategic Environmental Assessment - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Feb 201414 Feb 2014


ConferenceKingsland Conference: Strategic Environmental Assessment
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Environmental assessment
  • Strategic environmental assessment
  • Judicial review
  • Scotland


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