Regulation

Our regulatory role includes:

  • supporting the planning system by providing advice to developers and decision-makers
  • management of protected areas through advice to land managers and decision-makers, and our responsibility for issuing notifications and consents
  • wildlife management advice and our role in issuing species licences and authorisations

The way we carry out these functions is guided by the Scottish Regulators’ Strategic Code of Practice.  The Code seeks to support an enabling approach by applying the key principles of better regulation (transparent, consistent, proportionate, accountable and targeted), to assist businesses and help deliver sustainable economic growth.