INEOS Chemicals Grangemouth has submitted an appeal to Scottish Government on the grounds that Falkirk Council has not determined their planning application within the statutory 4 month period. The application will now be considered by a Reporter from the Scottish Government Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA). Scottish Ministers will then decide whether to grant or refuse planning permission.

All representations and consultation responses that have been submitted to Falkirk Council will be copied to the DPEA for the attention of the Reporter. Details of the appeal including information about the appeal procedures and a list of all documents, materials and evidence accompanying the appeal will be published on the DPEA website.

The Reporter will be seeking the Council's response to the appeal and will also be giving interested parties the opportunity to make further comment to the DPEA for consideration before the appeal is determined by Scottish Government.