NoGasificationPlantWe have recently been informed by the Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) that the WH Malcolm appeal will be determined by Scottish Ministers instead of the Reporter appointed by them.

The reason this Direction is given is because of the sensitivities of this particular type of development, the residential characteristics of the area and the significant level of public interest.

This means that the appointed reporter will produce a report and make recommendations  in order for the final decision to be taken by Scottish Ministers.

Kevin Stewart is the Minister for Local Government & Housing with the portfolio responsibility for planning and it is he who will make the decision collectively on behalf of Scottish Ministers.

You can read all documentation relating to the appeal on the DPEA website and you can read all our previous blog entries relating to the WH Malcolm planning application here.