Plaisance Airport (Building Restrictions) Act

Act 10 of 1964


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Plaisance Airport (Building Restrictions) Act

Act 10 of 1964

  • Commenced on 23 May 1964
  • [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2017.]

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Plaisance Airport (Building Restrictions) Act.

2. Interpretation

In this Act—"approach area" means an area of ground or water of quadrilateral shape preceding a runway threshold, the inner edge of which is at a dis­tance of 200 feet measured horizontally from the threshold and 1,000 feet wide, and the centre of which is the extended center-line of the run­way increasing in width, symmetrically about the center-line to 4,000 feet at 10,000 feet from the inner edge and to 19,000 feet at 60,000 feet;"runway 13" means the runway on which an aircraft would land if ap­proaching from the north west.

3. Building restrictions

(1)No building or structure shall be erected in the approach area to run­way 13 within a distance of 12,000 feet from the threshold.
(2)The height of any building or structure in the approach area to run­way 13 shall not exceed—
(a)30 feet, if erected at a distance exceeding 12,000 feet, but not exceeding 30,000 feet, from the threshold;
(b)50 feet, if erected at a distance exceeding 30,000 feet, but not exceeding 56,400 feet, from the threshold.
(3)The height of any building or structure—
(a)erected within a radius of 18,000 feet from the airport control tower shall not exceed 30 feet on ground above 100 feet in ele­vation and 50 feet on ground below 100 feet in elevation;
(b)erected within a radius of 36,000 feet from the airport control tower shall not exceed 50 feet on ground above 100 feet in ele­vation and 70 feet on ground below 100 feet in elevation.
(4)Any person who erects a building or structure in contravention of this section shall commit an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding 1,000 rupees, and the Director of Civil Aviation may further cause such building or structure to be pulled down, removed or otherwise dealt with as he shall think fit, and the expenses incurred in so doing shall be recoverable against the offender.
(5)Notwithstanding subsections (2) and (3), the Director of Civil Aviation may authorise the erection of a building or structure exceeding the maximum heights set out in this section.
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History of this document

30 June 2017 this version
Consolidation
23 May 1964
Commenced