Emergency Period and Extended Period (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020

These Regulations amend the definitions of “emergency period” and “extended period” in the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997.

These Regulations amend the definitions of “emergency period” and “extended period” in sections 58(3C) and 59(8C) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (“the Act”), as it has effect by virtue of paragraphs 8 to 10 of schedule 7 of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, and in section 16(6) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 (“the Listed Buildings Act”), as inserted by paragraph 2 of schedule 4 of the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No. 2) Act 2020.

As currently defined by sections 58(3C) and 59(8C) of the Act the “emergency period” began on 7 April 2020 and would end on 6 October 2020 and the “extended period” began on 7 April 2020 and would end on 6 April 2021. As amended by these Regulations the “emergency period” is the period which began on 7 April 2020 and will end on 31 March 2021 and the “extended period” is the period which began on 7 April 2020 and will end on 30 September 2021.

As currently defined by section 16(6) of the Listed Buildings Act the “emergency period” began on 27 May 2020 and would end on 6 October 2020 and the “extended period” began on 27 May 2020 and would end on 6 April 2021. As amended by these Regulations the “emergency period” is the period which began on 27 May 2020 and will end on 31 March 2021 and the “extended period” is the period which began on 27 May 2020 and will end on 30 September 2021.

Author: Scottish Parliament

Date: 5/10/2020 Coming into force


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