Delivering Scotland’s River Basin Management Plans: The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 Proposed Amendments

Closed 1 Feb 2017

Opened 8 Dec 2016

Published Responses

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This consultation invites stakeholders to respond to proposed changes to The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (CAR).

There are 4 key elements to this consultation:

  1. proposed points of clarification and consolidation to the general binding rules in Schedule 3 of CAR
  2. proposed new general binding rule regarding bank reinforcement
  3. proposed integration of the Water Environment (Oil Storage) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 into CAR as general binding rules
  4. proposed minor amendments in the interests of clarity.

Why We Are Consulting

As a matter of good practice we carry out regular reviews of the effectiveness and
transparency of CAR, and propose routine amendments in the light of experience


  • People of Scotland


  • Farming and Rural