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Airport Related Town Planning Guidance

The Director of Civil Aviation provides advice to Developers on construction projects in the vicinity of the airport: NB This information is also reproduced on the Town Planning webpage. The general requirements are set out in the following Policies and Procedures.

Policy 08 Aerodrome Safeguarding

Policy 09 Technical Safeguarding

Procedure 08 Aerodrome Safeguarding

Procedure 09 Technical Safeguarding

The link to the 3D OLS page on the Gibraltar GeoPortal is 3D Obstacle Limitation Surfaces ( On this page it is possible to find the maximum height permitted building height, for aviation purposes only, that can be built at any site in Gibraltar. NB - Read the "HOW TO USE" notes on the page to understand the accuracy and limitations of the heights obtained.

Should there be any doubt over the interpretation or applicability of any of the content of Procedure 08 or 09, then please contact the DCA by e-mail ( for clarification.