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Question ref. S6W-08334
Asked by: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
Date lodged: 3 May 2022


To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans to consult on amending permitted development rights in relation to hill tracks, and what the scope of its consultation will be.

Current status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 17 May 2022


The Scottish Government is currently undertaking a review of permitted development rights (PDR) as part of its wider planning reform programme. The review is being taken forward on a phased basis, with each phase focussing on specific types of development.

We intend to consult on proposals relating to private ways (sometimes referred to as ‘hill tracks’) through phase 3 of the review. The detailed scope and timing of the phase 3 consultation is currently under review.