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The Aberdeen Harbour Revision Order 2016

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3.—(1) The Board may, in the lines and situations and upon the lands delineated on the deposited plans and within the limits of deviation shown on them, construct and maintain in the City of Aberdeen the following works, along with all necessary works and conveniences connected with them—

  • Work No. 1 – Deepening by means of excavation, including drilling and blasting, to a depth of 10.5 metres below Chart Datum, including side slopes of that part of the seabed shown coloured green on sheet 1.

  • Work No. 2 – Deepening by means of excavation, including drilling and blasting, to a depth of 9 metres below Chart Datum, including side slopes of that part of the seabed shown coloured orange on sheet 1.

  • Work No. 3 – Deepening by means of excavation, including drilling and blasting, to a depth of 10.5 metres below Chart Datum, including side slopes of that part of the seabed shown coloured blue on sheet 1.

  • Work No. 4 – Construction of a breakwater, including dredging, from the north shore of Nigg Bay, as shown coloured blue on sheet 2.

  • Work No. 5 – Construction of a breakwater, including dredging, from the south shore of Nigg Bay, as shown coloured green on sheet 2.

  • Work No. 6 – Construction of west, north and east quays and a southeast pier, including quay walls and pier walls respectively and associated structures, as shown coloured green on sheet 3.

  • Work No. 7 – Excavation, reclamation, infilling and surfacing of an area of land behind the quays forming Work No. 6 to form hardstanding for port operations, marshalling of cargo, parking, port entrance and exit and ancillary uses, as shown coloured yellow on sheet 3.

  • Work No. 8 – Construction/erection of (i) protective fencing and gates shown coloured blue on sheet 4 and (ii) service trenches, lighting, welfare accommodation, vehicle weighbridges, CCTV facilities and signage within the area shown coloured green on sheet 4.

  • Work No. 9 – Construction of a harbour car park, security gatehouse and security installations within the area shown coloured orange on sheet 5.

  • Work No. 10 – Construction of water storage tanks, a fuel depot, bulk commodity storage tanks and electricity substations within the area shown coloured blue on sheet 6.

  • Work No. 11 – Construction of berthing jetties as shown coloured green on sheet 7.

  • Work No. 12 - Erection of breakwater lights, leading lights and sector lights and erection of dredged channel navigational aids in accordance with the requirements of the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses.

(2) The respective deck levels of the breakwaters, quays, pier and jetties forming works 4, 5, 6 and 11 shall be as follows: breakwaters at levels between 10.4 and 12.9 metres above Chart Datum and quays, pier and jetties at a level of 6.7 metres above Chart Datum.

(3) The respective heights of the buildings and structures forming works 8, 9 and 10 shall be as follows: fencing and gates 3 metres, lighting units 25 metres, welfare accommodation 5 metres, CCTV facilities 6 metres, security gatehouse 4 metres, tanks and fuel depot 15 metres and other items 5 metres.

(4) The Board may, for the purposes of the works authorised by paragraph (1), demolish and remove any structures or apparatus lying within the limits of deviation and enclose and reclaim so much of the seabed of the harbour and of the foreshore as lies within the limits of deviation and may hold and use the same as part of the harbour undertaking and so much of the seabed of the harbour and of the foreshore as may be reclaimed shall be deemed to be operational land within the meaning of section 215 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997(1).

(5) The Board may, within the limits of deviation, alter, reconstruct, extend, enlarge, replace or relay, temporarily or permanently, the works and may maintain and use the same as altered, reconstructed, extended, enlarged, replaced or relaid.

(6) For the purposes of facilitating the construction of the works authorised under this article, the Board may enter into arrangements with persons who may be affected by the construction of the works, including financial arrangements.

(7) The Board may authorise any person or persons to carry out the works.

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