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Building (Scotland) Act 2003

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4Guidance documents for purposes of building regulations

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(1)The Scottish Ministers may issue guidance documents for the purpose of providing practical guidance with respect to the requirements of any provision of building regulations and may issue revisions of the whole or any part of any guidance document.

(2)A guidance document or revision issued under subsection (1) takes effect in accordance with a notice issued by the Scottish Ministers—

(a)identifying the guidance document or, as the case may be, the revision,

(b)stating the date on which the document or revision is to take effect, and

(c)specifying the provisions of building regulations for the purpose of which the document or revision is issued.

(3)The Scottish Ministers may withdraw guidance documents.

(4)A withdrawal of a guidance document under subsection (3) takes effect in accordance with a notice issued by the Scottish Ministers—

(a)identifying the document in question, and

(b)stating the date on which the document is to cease to have effect.

(5)In subsections (3) and (4) of this section and section 5—

  • “guidance document” means a document issued under subsection (1) of this section subject to any revision issued under that subsection,

  • “document” includes part of a document.

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