Consultation on ESS draft strategic plan

31 May 2022

Article: 56/2114

Environmental Standards Scotland (ESS) is a new independent public body, established by the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021, which will monitor the effectiveness of environmental law in Scotland and public authorities’ compliance with it, and to prevent enforcement gaps arising from the UK leaving the EU. 

A consultation is seeking views and comments on ESS’ draft strategic plan, which is a statement about how they will work to scrutinise, investigate and secure improvements in public authorities’ compliance with environmental law, the  effectiveness of environmental law, and the way it is being implemented and applied in Scotland. 

The consultation is open until the 17 August 2022 and responses can be completed online

Source: Scottish Government, 25 May 2022