Historic Environment Scotland Act: Secondary Legislation Consultation Paper

This consultation seeks views on whether regulations take the best approach within the framework set by the Historic Environment Scotland Act.

The Historic Environment Scotland Act has made changes to legislation to reflect the role and legal status of Historic Environment Scotland (HES). In addition, the Act changes processes for the designation of sites and buildings (by scheduling and listing) and for scheduled monuments, listed buildings and conservation areas consent. It also creates new rights of appeal against certain HES decisions. The objective of this consultation is to seek views on draft Regulations which follow on from the Act and set out the detail of the processes given above. The specifics of how these processes work will have a direct impact on a wide range of people including owners of Scheduled monuments and listed buildings and heritage professionals.

Views are being sought on whether or not the Regulations take the best approach within the framework set by the Act to achieve the stated aims of streamlining and transparency. Views are also being sought on the impact of the changes, including any concerns, and on how the Regulations will be brought into operation, for example in the form of supporting guidance.

The consultation is not seeking views on the provisions of the 2014 Act, as this has already been approved by parliament, but on the regulations which the act requires. This consultation seeks to make clear where the Regulations represent a significant change from existing regulations; this is the primary focus of the consultation.

Date: 19/12/2014 Start of consultation

           27/03/2014 End of consultation 

Author: Scottish Government

DCP link: This item updates DCP section 4.37

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