Avoiding the need for a planning application might seem like a pipe-dream, but that might be the outcome of the Scottish Government consultation paper on permitted development rights (PDR).

There’s no proposal to change the existing PDR for electricity related development, which only apply to holders of a licence under section 6 of the Electricity Act 1989. The proposals for hill tracks retain the requirement for agricultural/ forestry use.

Are these PDR unduly restrictive? This is your opportunity to tell the Scottish Government. Responses are due by 1 July.

Neil Collar

Partner at Brodies LLP
Neil is a partner at Brodies LLP and consistently rated as one of Scotland’s leading planning lawyers. He is well known for both his planning inquiry advocacy and his advisory work. Neil has a particular interest in renewable energy developments.
Neil Collar