The Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

The Bill will amend provisions in the existing Listed Building and Conservation Areas (Scotland) Act 1997, the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 and the Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments Act 1953.

The Bill introduces:

• statutory inventories for gardens and designed landscapes and for battlefields ensuring these nationally important sites are identified and recorded

•extend Scottish Ministers' grant making powers to support a wider range of historic environment projects than are currently eligible

• a series of enforcement provisions which that will harmonise aspects of historic environment legislation with the planning regime and enhance the ability of regulatory authorities to deal with urgent threats.

in addition with certificates for immunity from listing during a development.

More information on the Bill can be found here.