1. The Department for Transport (DfT) has transferred responsibility for the official safeguarding of civil aerodromes and technical sites by the Civil Aviation Authority to the operators of aerodromes and technical sites. The Scottish Executive has agreed that a revised Direction and guidance is therefore necessary. The revised Circular also applies to military explosives storage areas in addition to military aerodromes and military technical sites. The revised direction and guidance has been prepared in consultation with DfT and is contained in the Annexes to this Circular.
2. The Town and Country Planning (Technical Sites) (Scotland) Direction 1951, which was issued with Department of Health for Scotland Circular 75/1951, the Town and Country Planning (Aerodromes) (Scotland) Direction 1982, which was issued with Scottish Development Department Circular 16/1982 have been cancelled. The Town and Country Planning (Safeguarded Aerodromes, Technical Sites and Military Explosives Storage Areas) (Scotland) Direction 2003 will be cancelled once, the Town and Country Planning (Safeguarded Aerodromes, Technical Sites, Meteorological Technical Sites and Military Explosives Storage Areas) (Scotland) Direction 2016, which is reproduced at Annex 1 of this Circular comes into effect on 23 March 2016.
3. Annex 2 of the Circular provides details of the system of safeguarding; Annex 3 lists the civil aerodromes which are officially safeguarded; and Annex 4 lists the planning authority areas containing civil en-route technical sites for which separate safeguarding maps have been issued. A list of these civil en-route technical sites can be obtained from the NATS Group Property Department. A list of the currently safeguarded military aerodromes, technical sites and explosives storage areas can be obtained from Defence Estates. Annexes 2, 3 and 4 came into effect on 10 February 2003 with Annex 1 coming into effect on 23 March 2016.
4 Department of Health for Scotland Circular 75/1951 and Scottish Development Department Circular 16/1982 were cancelled on 10 February 2003.
Further Copies and Enquiries
5. Enquiries about this Circular may be addressed to;Graham Robinson,
Planning and Architecture Division
telephone: 0131 244 7063.
Further copies of the Circular are available
from the Scottish Government website at www.scotland.gov.uk/planning.
Requests for paper copies of safeguarding maps should be addressed to:Aerodrome Standards Department,
Civil Aviation Authority,
2W Aviation House,
or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.