SEPA is identified as a key agency under the Planning etc (Scotland) Act 2006 and is proactively assisting delivery of the Scottish Government's commitment to provide a more effective and efficient planning system.
We work with other key agencies and the Scottish Government through the Key Agencies Planning Groupto support the delivery of a cultural change in land use planning through improved joint working. We have prepared the following documents to support joint working arrangements with other agencies:
- Joint land use planning working arrangements for SEPA and SNH
- Working arrangements of statutory consultees for marine aquaculture planning applications
We are also a consultee for activities led by other agencies such as forestry plans, marine licence developments and major road developments. We have prepared the following guidance for other key agencies to assist in the delivery of this role:
- Forestry Commission Scotland – How and when to consult SEPA and standing advice for forestry
- Marine Scotland – SEPA standing advice for Marine Scotland on marine licence consultations