Information Released in Response to an FOI Request
| Title || Information regarding the Aviemore Highland Resort Planning Application. |
| Description || Information regarding the Aviemore Highland Resort Planning Application. |
| Publication Date || February 28, 2008 |
| Charge || Free. |
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There has been much interest in recent weeks about the Aviemore Highland Resorts planning applications which went before the Cairngorms National Park Authority's planning committee on December 14 2007, and in particular the involvement of Ministers in this matter.
The material published here by the Scottish Government shows that:
· Ministers responded to urgent concerns raised by MSPs from four parties, which suggested that the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) was responsible for unnecessarily holding up proper consideration of the planning applications.
· Ministers rightly raised these concerns with SEPA to ascertain if there were any misunderstandings or matters of process within SEPA that were unnecessarily holding up the agency's proper consideration of the applications.
· Ministers acted appropriately at all times - at no time did they seek to interfere in SEPA's review of the flood risk assessment or influence its decision.
· Ministers did what was expected of them - their job.