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This Practice Note considers controls and regulatory issues protecting wildlife, habitats and landscapes in Scotland, and their potential impact and effect for developers and landowners. It explores the legal and regulatory context over protected sites including special areas of conservation (SACs) and special protection areas (SPAs), sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs), Ramsar sites, marine protected areas (MPAs), national scenic areas (NSAs) and wild land areas (WLAs). Protected species and plants, hedges and trees, invasive non-native species (INNS) as well as engineering works in the water environment and the various responsible agencies responsible for regulating controlled activities and permits are also considered.
Scotland is known throughout the world for its high quality landscapes and range of wildlife. Large areas of Scotland and its surrounding seas are subject to designations put in place to help protect the integrity of natural interests.
Responsibility for nature conservation is a devolved matter for the Scottish Government. The Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 (NC(S)A 2004) builds on the pre-existing legal framework (eg the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (WCA 1981) and the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003, Pt 12 s 7) in setting out measures to conserve and enhance Scotland’s natural features within a wider British, European and global context (see further: Issues affecting natural heritage: Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia ).
The primary non-statutory guidance from central government on planning matters is contained
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This Practice Note discusses Term Loan B (TLB) facilities which frequently appear as a tranche of senior facilities in syndicated loans in leveraged financings. TLBs are an established feature in the US market and increasingly used in the European lending market for institutional investors.This
Statutory declaration of solvencyA company enters voluntary liquidation when the members of the company vote to do so by a special resolution. For more information, see Practice Note: What is a members' voluntary liquidation (MVL) and where/when is it typically used?Before the members can vote on a
A declaratory judgment is a judgment identifying the rights, duties or obligations of one or more parties in a dispute. It is legally binding, but does not order any action by a party. A court may issue it alone or in conjunction with some other relief such as an injunction and can be granted on an
A certificate of title (also known as a certificate on title) is a particular species of report on title.When solicitors are instructed to investigate title to land (for instance, when land is being acquired or offered up as security), they will write a report on title for their client, which sets
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