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National Galleries of Scotland Act 2003

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7.Section 1(1) provides that, when the Act comes into force, the relevant land shall cease to form part of the Gardens.

8.Section 1(2) provides that, as a consequence of the relevant land ceasing to form part of the Gardens, the restriction on building contained in section 22 shall cease to apply to the relevant land.

9.Section 2 defines the relevant land. A plan which identifies the location and extent of the relevant land has been produced by the promoter. That plan indicates that the relevant land is a rectangular piece of land forming part of the Gardens. That land lies east of, and adjacent to, the Mound: it measures approximately 59 metres in length and 5.5 metres in width and comprises an area of approximately 319 square metres. The height of the part of the proposed building to be constructed by the Trustees on the relevant land will be approximately 6 metres.

10.Section 3 cites the short title of the Act and provides for it to come into force one week after the day on which it received Royal Assent.

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