Strategic issues - Scotland

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    The Scottish Government has published its analysis of the responses to the consultation on statutory guidance for SEPA regarding its purpose and its sustainable development duty, and the responses to the consultation on SEPA's proposed new enforcement powers. The Government has also a target of generating 500 MW energy from community or locally owned renewable y 2020, to maximize the benefits to communities from commercially owned energy. A new Code of Practice has been issued for the operation of a materials recovery facility (MRF), applying to anyone holding a waste management license or a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit if the MRF receives or is likely to receive more than 1000 tons of mixed dry recyclable waste in any reporting year. Under the Climate Change Act 2009 there are general duties on public authorities under section 44 to act in the way best calculated to contribute to the delivery of targets. The Scottish Government is reviewing its land use strategy (LUS), which has been in place since 2011. It has also published its third annual performance report into planning, assessing local planning authorities and with annexes for strategic development plan authorities.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)241-243
    Number of pages3
    JournalEnvironmental Law and Management
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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