Telecoms Developments (in private): The Committee considered possible
lines of questioning for witnesses.
in private: The Committee agreed to take agenda item 8 in private.
Telecoms Developments: The Committee took evidence from
Murray, Secretary, Association of Scottish Community Councils
Depute Secretary, Church of Scotland General Trustees
Findlay Turner, Member,
Scottish Churches Committee
Graham Uren, Director, Royal Town Planning
Institute in Scotland
Nigel Hooper, Planning Manager, East Dunbartonshire
David Banford, Area Plannng Manager (Nithsdale), Dumfries and Galloway
4. Subordinate legislation:
Allan Wilson (Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development)
moved motion S1M-3895
that the Transport
and the Environment Committee recommends that the Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Grants)
(Scotland) Scheme 2003, (SSI 2003/52) be approved.
was agreed to without division.
legislation: The Committee considered the following negative instrument
Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI
The Committee had nothing to report on the instrument.
Highlands and Islands Ferry Services: The Committee considered the Scottish
Executives response to a paper from the reporters on the draft service specification
for Highlands and Islands Ferry Services. The Committee agreed to write to the
Deputy Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning on issues relating
to the GourockDunoon ferry route arising from the Executives response.
The Committee also agreed to incorporate issues arising from the Highlands and
Islands Ferry Services inquiry within its legacy paper.
PE 377: Polluting Activities in Built-up Areas: The Committee considered
responses from the Scottish Executive, SEPA and CoSLA to a paper from the reporter
on the petition. The Committee agreed to consider a draft report in private at
its next meeting.
8. Telecoms Developments (in private): The
Committee considered the evidence taken on telecoms developments and agreed to
consider a paper at its next meeting.
The meeting closed at 12.49 pm.