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Glasgow Airport Rail Link Act 2007

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10.The Act is the only document that is enacted by the Parliament. However, although it is free-standing from its accompanying documents, it must be read by reference to the documents referred to in it, namely the Parliamentary plans, the Parliamentary sections and the book of reference. The Parliamentary plans show the lands to be used, the works and facilities to be constructed and (in some cases) the uses to be made of certain areas. The Parliamentary sections show sections of the railway works, including associated road works. The book of reference lists the owners, lessees and occupiers of all lands which may be compulsorily acquired or used or who have interests in any land or water in or over which rights would be extinguished, or interests in the rights that would be extinguished.

11.European legislation on environmental assessment (EC Directive 85/337/EEC as amended by EC Directive 97/11/EC) applies to the Act. The requirements are transposed into domestic law for development projects authorised under planning legislation through the Environmental Impact Assessment (Scotland) Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/1) as amended by the Environmental Impact Assessment (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/324).

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