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Building (Scotland) Act 2003

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55Meaning of “building”

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(1)In this Act “building” means any structure or erection, whether temporary or permanent, other than a structure or erection to which subsection (2) applies.

(2)This subsection applies to any structure or erection consisting of, or ancillary to—

(a)any public road (including any bridge on which the road is carried),

(b)any private road,

(c)any sewer or water main which is, or is to be, vested in Scottish Water,

(d)any aerodrome runway,

(e)any railway line,

(f)any large raised reservoir within the meaning of the Reservoirs Act 1975 (c. 23),

(g)any wires and cables, their supports above ground and other apparatus used for telephonic or telegraphic communication.

(3)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

(a)references to a building include references to a prospective building,

(b)references to a building, structure or erection include references to a part of the building, structure or erection,

(c)in relation to the extension, alteration or conversion of a building, references to a building are to so much of the building as is comprised in the extension or the subject of the alteration or conversion.

(4)For the purposes of this Act and any orders and regulations made under it buildings may be classified by reference to size, description, design, purpose, location or any other characteristic whatsoever.

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