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Raised Structure Licence

Anyone wishing to use or permit the use of a raised structure for the purpose of providing raised seating or standing accommodation that is 600 mm or more in height must apply to the Council for permission under section 89 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.

Structures of less than 600 mm in height will not generally require formal permission, but the Council is obliged to consult the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service on all structures.

Accordingly, the Council should be informed where a structure of less than 600 mm in height will be provided.

Where a structure is designed to be exactly 600 mm in height (or less) but, due to uneven floors on-site, may need to be packed or wedged up in places resulting in a situation where the on-site height may be a little over 600 mm in places, the view of the Council would be that the packing or wedging would potentially introduce additional stability risks. Accordingly, in such cases the structure would require formal permission and an application should be made.

On this page is all the information you will require to apply for a Raised Structure Licence. Relevant documents are available from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.

If you require further information about this topic please contact the Licensing Team, Legal Services, on telephone: 01856873535 extensions 2229 or 2232 or via email.

If you would like to see someone in person to discuss a licensing matter please contact the Licensing Team to make an appointment.

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