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1 Aiding the Hydro-scheme development process. Web-links to useful information sources Web-pages are in bold. These pages aim at providing developers, land-owners, decision makers and advisors with a collation of useful links which can be used to gather the appropriate and required environmental information, using available guidance etc., in order to complete an Environmental Statement and improve mitigation works to keep the impacts of a proposed and working hydro-electric scheme to a minimum. SEPA - Hydropwer - SEPA Planning - How and when to contact SEPA; Energy; and Flood Risk. SEPA has introduced new water monitoring and classification systems that will provide the data to support the aim of the Water Framework Directive (WFD): that all water bodies are of good ecological status, or similar objective, by Monitoring and Classification - SEPA has established, and will continue to maintain, a register of protected areas. The register will help to ensure that water bodies in these designated areas are managed and that they achieve the objectives required by the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Water Environment (Register of Protected Areas) (Scotland) Regulations Protected Areas - The river basin management plans (RBMPs) ensure that public sector bodies, businesses and individuals work together to protect the water environment and address significant impacts by co-ordinating all aspects of water management for the next 6 years. River Basin Planning - Taking a source-to-sea approach and integrating land and water management are essential for the effective protection and improvement of the water environment. This is because impacts on one part of a river basin can often have effects elsewhere in that basin. River Basin Planning Area Plans - River Basin Planning Interactive Map - SEPA monitors river level and flow throughout Scotland. River Levels - - Data collection and River level data The Water Framework Directive (WFD) resulted in the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 (WEWS Act) becoming law in Scotland. The WEWS Act gave Scottish ministers powers to introduce regulatory controls over water activities, in order to protect, improve and promote sustainable use of Scotland s water environment. If you intend to carry out any activity which may affect Scotland s water environment, you must be authorised to do so. Discharges, disposal to land, 1

2 abstractions, impoundments and engineering works are all regulated by SEPA. Water Regulation -http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/water_regulation.aspx o Regimes CAR Practical Guide o CAR Charging scheme o CAR Application forms o CAR Guidance SEPA is Scotland's flood warning authority. SEPA operate flood warning services in partnership with local authorities and the police. The Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act came into force on Nov It places a duty on the Scottish Government, SEPA, Scottish Water and local authorities to better co-ordinate the assessment and management of flood risk. Flooding - SNH - Renewable Energy o The impacts from hydroelectric schemes on Scotland's nature and landscapes can occur over a wide area. In considering these impacts, issues of particular concern are sediment transport, water quality and quantity, water temperature, morphological changes to running and standing waters, impacts on species (particularly migratory fish and fresh water pearl mussel), landscape, recreational use of rivers/burns and wild land qualities. Hydro - o SNH Renewable Policy Statement - o Due to the increasing number of applications for renewable energy developments and the significant demands that these place on our staff resources, we have developed a Renewable Energy Service Level Statement (updated May 2010).Service Level Statement - o In some places the installation of micro-renewable devices could have an impact on protected areas and some species which are protected by law. It is important that householders and installers conduct some basic checks prior to installation. Micro-renewables - o Guidance for developers - Landscapes are continually changing, and this can be positive if it is well planned and managed. We need to recognise that the capacity of landscapes to accommodate 2

3 development varies from place to place, and we need to make sure that, wherever possible, change leads to enhanced landscapes, to make the most of the benefits they provide. Looking after our landscape - - Landscape Character Assessments Areas may be designated to meet the needs of international directives and treaties, national legislation and policies or more local needs and interests. Protected Areas - Scottish Natural Heritage's primary responsibility with protected species is through the licensing of activities that would otherwise constitute an offence. The licensing system is part of a legal framework in order to reduce wildlife crime. It is everyone's responsibility to act within the law. Protected Species - A licence allows somebody to carry out an action in relation to a protected species that might otherwise be against the law. They can be granted by either Scottish Government or Scottish Natural Heritage depending on the species in question and the purpose for which the licence is sought. Species Licensing - Geodiversity is the variety of rocks, minerals, fossils, landforms, sediments and soils, together with the natural processes which form and alter them. Protecting Geodiversity - Planning - - Our role in development management - Environmental Assessment is a formal process to identify, assess and mitigate impacts on the environment. We get involved in three types of assessment: Strategic Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment; Habitats Regulations Appraisal. Environmental Assessment - Wild and remote areas have a distinct and special character, in which many people derive psychological and spiritual benefit. Research shows that the presence of wild land brings economic benefits, attracting visitors and tourists. These areas are seen as a key component of Scotland's identity. Wild Land - SNHi - Use the map to find information on special places and recorded species sightings in Scotland. Interactive map - The purpose of SiteLink is to provide easy access to data and information about sites of national and international importance across Scotland. You can view the extent of designated site boundaries, find out the important features of sites and download supporting documents. Site link - 3

4 &_schema=portal Scottish Government - The Planning System The Scottish Planning Policy sets out: the Scottish Government's view of the purpose of planning, the core principles for the operation of the system and the objectives for key parts of the system, statutory guidance on sustainable development and planning under Section 3E of the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006, concise subject planning policies, including the implications for development planning and development management, and the Scottish Government's expectations of the intended outcomes of the planning system. Scottish Planning Policy - Planning Advice Notes (PAN s) provide advice and information on technical planning matters. Planning Advice Notes - Environment/planning/publications/pans/Q/editmode/on/forceupdate/on o 58 (EIA) o 51 (Environmental Protection) o 69 (Flooding) o 60 (Natural Heritage) o 45 (Renewable Energy Technologies) Renewable Energy Industry/Energy/Energy-sources/19185 In Scotland, applications to build and operate power stations and to install overhead power lines, are made to the Scottish Ministers for consent. Applications are considered by Scottish Ministers where they are generating stations wholly or mainly driven by water. Energy consents -http://www.scotland.gov.uk/topics/business- Industry/Energy/Infrastructure/Energy-Consents/ Guidance for developers - Industry/Energy/Infrastructure/Energy-Consents/Guidance Marine Scotland - Fairer/marine-scotland Scotland's freshwater fish populations are of international natural heritage value and are the basis for fisheries of global renown. Freshwater fisheries - Marine Scotland will combine the functions and resources of the former SG Marine Directorate, Fisheries Research Services and the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency. Fisheries Research Services (Marine Scotland Science) - 4

5 Life in freshwater - The planning process in the Cairngorms National Park is unique in the UK. The system is set up so that the Park Authority only deals with planning applications that are of significance to the aims of the Park. Cairngorms National Park Authority - The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority has planning powers to decide all planning and related applications within the boundary of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. The Authority also prepare and adopt a Local Plan, to guide our planning decision-making. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority - COSLA, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, is the representative voice of Scottish local government - Scottish Local Government contacts - The Association of Salmon Fishery Boards was established in 1932 to protect, preserve and develop salmon fisheries in Scotland. The Association is the representative body which attends to the interests of its members - Scotland's 41 District Salmon Fishery Boards (DSFBs). Formal remit is to: Represent, co-ordinate and promote the interests of Scottish salmon and sea trout fisheries and generally to take such steps as may be desirable for the protection, preservation and development of salmon fisheries of Scotland and having regard for the environment and other fauna and flora. Association of Salmon Fisheries Boards - RAFTS' core objective is the 'Conservation and enhancement of native freshwater fish and their environments in Scotland'. RAFTS - The SFCC is an association of Fisheries Trusts, District Salmon Fishery Boards, Fisheries Research Services Freshwater Laboratory, the Scottish Government and others interested in the sound management of salmon and freshwater fisheries in Scotland and directly involved in fisheries data collection and use. SFCC - The National Biodiversity Network (NBN) is concerned with making species data available to anyone interested in the UK s biodiversity. Whether you are a government planner helping to devise new land use policies, a countryside manager who wants to know if an area is protected, an industrial company wanting to carry out an environmental impact assessment or any individual interested in the wildlife in your area, the NBN Gateway will be of use to you. NBN - 5

6 The Biological Records Centre is the national focus in the UK for terrestrial and freshwater species recording (other than birds). BRC - The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) is a public-sector research centre - part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) - which delivers independent research, survey, training and knowledge transfer in the environmental sciences to advance knowledge of planet Earth as a complex, interacting system. CEH - There is a pressing need for greater knowledge of how to manage scarce environmental resources in a sustainable and integrated manner. The Environmental Information Data Centre (EIDC) has been developed to address this fundamental requirement in support of the whole CEH Science Strategy. The primary objective of the EIDC is to provide researchers (both internal and external to CEH) with access to the coordinated data resources and informatics tools required to deal with complex, multidisciplinary environmental questions. EIDC - River Restoration Centre - A map of Demonstration Sites, Case Studies and Restoration Projects undertaken by a wide variety of agencies and organisations. Map of River Projects - Forestry Commission Scotland - Forests and Water Guidelines (4 th Edition) - The Landscape Institute is an educational charity and chartered body responsible for protecting, conserving and enhancing the natural and built environment for the benefit of the public. Landscape Institute - Green Infrastructure - The Mammal Society works to protect British Mammals, halt the decline of threatened species, and advise on all issues affecting British Mammals. The Society studies mammals, identifies the problems they face and promote conservation and other policies based on sound science. Mammal Society - Plantlife carries out practical conservation work, manages nature reserves, influences policy and legislation, runs events and activities that connect people with their local wild plants and works with others to promote the conservation of wild plants for the benefit of all. Plantlife - 6

7 Important Plant areas (Scotland) - The Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) is the only national organisation solely devoted to the conservation of bats and their habitats in the UK. BCT aims are conserving our bat populations through: Determining target population levels; Maintaining target population levels; Acting as the authoritative voice for bat conservation across all areas, including influencing policy and guidance related to bats; Generating greater support for bats, to help it to fulfill its conservation aims. BAT Conservation Trust - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Data zone - Scottish Outdoor Access Code - Advice for Land Managers - Relevant Legislation The Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act The Water Environment (Controlled Activities)(Scotland) Regulations The Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Regulations The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations Environment Act The Environmental Liability (Scotland) Regulations Land Reform (Scotland) Act Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act Protection of Badgers Act Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act

8 The Wildlife and Countryside Act Environment Protection Act Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the conservation of wild birds, commonly known as the Birds Directive - Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora was adopted in 1992 and is commonly known as the Habitats Directive - The Town and Country Planning Act (Scotland) 1997 Chapter 8 as amended by The Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (respectively) Climate Change (Scotland) Act For further information on if you have any queries regarding these pages please, do not hesitate to contact Kenny Taylor (Renewable Energy, Policy and Advice Officer, SNH) at or on

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