Environmental Standards Scotland (ESS) is here to monitor the effectiveness of environmental law in Scotland, and public authorities’ compliance with it. Later in 2021, ESS will start to exercise its powers, making suggestions for improving the effectiveness of environmental law and its enforcement.
ESS is currently operating on a non-statutory basis, but will gain the statutory powers set out in the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act later in 2021.
ESS currently has a governing Board of 5 members, including a Chair. The Scottish Parliament approved ESS Board members in December 2020. The Board will be supported by an executive team led by a Chief Executive.
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Do you have a general query or do you want to raise a concern over how environmental law is being applied by a public authority in Scotland? If so, please contact us by completing this form.
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