– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 8th June 2007.

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Question S3W-467

To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish ministers and local authority councillors and officials can take into account any other factors, other than those defined in planning law, when considering the merits, or otherwise, of planning applications.

Photo of Stewart Stevenson Stewart Stevenson Scottish National Party

Planning law requires all material considerations to be taken into account. Other factors would not be material to the determination of the application. Scottish Planning Policy 1 indicates the scope of material considerations.

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