Circular 8/2002: Control of Development in Airport Public Safety Zones

DescriptionRevised guidance on the control of development in airport public safety zones. Paragraphs 5-7 of Annex 2 to Scottish Development Department Circular 16/1982 are hereby withdrawn.
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Website Publication DateOctober 15, 2002

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CIRCULAR 8/2002: CONTROL OF DEVELOPMENT IN AIRPORT PUBLIC SAFETY ZONES

Development Department
Planning Division

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Edinburgh EH6 6QQ
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Maureen.McGinn@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

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15 October 2002

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Dear Sir/Madam

CIRCULAR 8/2002: CONTROL OF DEVELOPMENT IN AIRPORT PUBLIC SAFETY ZONES

Please find enclosed the final version of SEDD Circular 8/2002: Control of Development in Public Safety Zones. The basic policy objective governing the restriction on development near civil airports is that there should be no increase in the number of people living, working or congregating in Public Safety Zones (PSZs) and that, over time, the number should be reduced as circumstances allow.

The Circular has been issued for two reasons. Firstly, the guidance to planning authorities has been revised to take account of the concepts associated with risk contour modelling. Secondly, in 2000, the Civil Aviation Authority terminated its work for the then DTLR on providing advice to planning authorities about planning applications affecting land within PSZs. DTLR, now the Department for Transport, has since been responsible for providing air safety advice to planning authorities. Although the issue of air safety is a reserved matter, planning policy on PSZs is devolved to the Scottish Ministers. It is therefore for the Executive to publish guidance to Scottish planning authorities.

Paragraphs 5-7 of Annex 2 to Circular SDD 16/1982: Safeguarding of Aerodromes, Technical Sites and Explosive Storage Areas: Town and Country Planning (Aerodromes) (Scotland) Direction 1982 is superseded .

Large scale printed copies of maps showing the Public Safety Zones and, where applicable, the 1 in 10,000 individual risk contours, will be sent by the Department of Transport to the planning authorities whose areas are affected by them in due course.

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Maureen McGinn