The Town and Country Planning (Cairnryan Border Control Posts) (EU Exit) (Scotland) Special Development Order 2021

JurisdictionScotland
CitationSSI 2021/98

2021No. 98

EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING

The Town and Country Planning (Cairnryan Border Control Posts) (EU Exit) (Scotland) Special Development Order 2021

Made22ndFebruary2021

Laid before the Scottish Parliament24thFebruary2021

Coming into force25thMarch2021

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 30(2)(b) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997( 1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Town and Country Planning (Cairnryan Border Control Posts) (EU Exit) (Scotland) Special Development Order 2021 and comes into force on 25 March 2021.

(2) This Order applies only to land specified in schedule 1.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this Order—

“building” includes any structure or erection, and any part of a building, as so defined, but does not include plant or machinery comprised in a building,

“developer” means the Scottish Ministers or a person carrying out the development on their behalf,

“development” means development carried out, or proposed to be carried out, as the case may be, pursuant to the planning permission granted by article 3(1),

“engagement parties” means the persons and bodies specified in schedule 3,

“European site” has the meaning given in regulation 10(1) of the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 1994( 2),

“goods” includes animals and plants,

“goods vehicle” means a motor vehicle constructed or adapted for use for the carriage of goods, or a trailer so constructed or adapted,

“hard surfacing” includes any artificial surfacing and may be permeable or porous,

“reinstatement plan” means a plan detailing the reinstatement works and a method statement and timetable for carrying out the reinstatement works,

“reinstatement works” means the cessation of the use, and the removal of all buildings, for which planning permission is granted by article 3(1)(a) and (b) on a site and the restoration of the site to its condition before such development commenced, except as specified in a reinstatement plan approved by the Scottish Ministers,

“relevant approval” has the meaning given in article 4(1)(a),

“relevant owners and occupiers” means, in respect of a development—

(a) those owners of the land adjacent to the site, and

(b) those occupiers of the land adjacent to the site, or to roads that will be used by vehicles travelling to and from the site that are likely to be affected by the development,

“safety hazard area” means an area notified to the local planning authority—

(a) by the Health and Safety Executive for the purposes of paragraph 3 of schedule 5 to the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2013( 3), or

(b) by the Office for Nuclear Regulation for the purposes of paragraph 3A of that schedule,

“site” means the land on which a developer proposes to implement, or implements, as the case may be, the planning permission granted by article 3(1),

“site operator” means, in respect of a site, the person whose name is notified in writing from time to time to the Scottish Ministers as responsible for site operations,

“waste hierarchy” means the waste hierarchy set out in Article 4(1) of Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste( 4).

(2) Except when a contrary intention appears, any reference in this Order to the height of a building shall be construed as a reference to its height when measured from ground level,

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (2), “ground level” means the level of the surface of the ground immediately adjacent to the building in question or, where the level of the surface of the ground on which it is situated or is to be situated is not uniform, the level of the highest part of the surface of the ground adjacent to it.

(4) Any requirement of this Order—

(a) on a developer to engage with engagement parties in respect of a development, or

(b) to publish a document,

includes such use of hard copy, electronic means (including social media), or other forms of communication as the site operator or developer considers appropriate.

Grant of planning permission for a limited period

3.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this article and regulation 64 of the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 1994, planning permission is granted for—

(a) the making of a material change in the use of any buildings or other land for the purpose of or in connection with—

(i) any activity that forms part of, or is incidental to, functions required to be carried out by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers in connection with vehicles (in particular goods vehicles) and goods entering or exiting, or that are about to enter or exit, Great Britain, including—

(aa) recording vehicles entering or exiting the site,

(bb) providing, reviewing, checking, endorsing and approving customs declarations, permits and other documents relating to vehicles and goods,

(cc) examining, seizing and detaining goods,

(dd) inspecting vehicles and goods for any other lawful purpose,

(ee) storing or holding goods carried in vehicles,

(ff) checking vehicles to ensure compliance with the conditions imposed by this Order (“border processing”),

(ii) the associated stationing of vehicles,

(iii) carrying out repairs to vehicles, where an examiner appointed pursuant to section 66A of the Road Traffic Act 1988( 5) has—

(aa) examined the vehicle on the site,

(bb) determined, pursuant to section 69(1) of that Act( 6) (power to prohibit driving of unfit vehicles), that owing to any defects in the vehicle, it is, or is likely to become, unfit for service, and

(cc) prohibited the driving of the vehicle on a road,

(b) the construction, installation, provision, operation, maintenance, improvement or alteration, decommissioning or removal of any buildings, and the carrying out of any works and earth modelling, required or provided in connection with the use of the site pursuant to sub-paragraph (a), including but not limited to the provision of—

(i) facilities for drivers of vehicles,

(ii) facilities for persons engaged in border processing,

(iii) roads and other means of access,

(iv) any main, pipe, cable or other apparatus for the provision of water, gas, electricity or other services,

(v) any foul water and surface water drainage systems,

(vi) hard surfacing,

(vii) lighting,

(viii) landscaping,

(ix) noise attenuation measures,

(x) security and reception facilities,

(c) reinstatement works.

(2) Planning permission is granted by paragraph (1) subject to—

(a) article 4,

(b) the conditions specified in schedule 2, and

(c) such other conditions as the Scottish Ministers may specify in a relevant approval.

(3) This Order does not permit—

(a) schedule 1 development, as defined in regulation 2(1) of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017( 7), unless the Scottish Ministers have directed under regulation 6(4) or 6(6) that the development is exempt from the requirements of those Regulations, or

(b) schedule 2 development, as defined in regulation 2(1) of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017, unless the Scottish Ministers have—

(i) made a screening direction under regulation 7(4) of those Regulations that the development is not EIA development, or

(ii) directed under regulation 6(4) or 6(6) that the development is exempt from the requirements of those Regulations.

(4) Planning permission is granted by paragraph (1) subject to the requirement that—

(a) on the date falling 5 years after the date which is notified in terms of paragraph 25(b) of schedule 2 (the “notified date”), any use of the land so authorised is discontinued, and

(b) the developer shall carry out the reinstatement works specified in the reinstatement plan approved by the Scottish Ministers under Part 5 of schedule 2 before the date falling 6 years after the notified date.

Relevant approvals

4.—(1) No development on any site may commence unless—

(a) a developer has...

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