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Airport Related Town Planning Guidance

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Airport Related Town Planning Guidance

The Director of Civil Aviation also provides advice to Developers constructing new buildings or projects in the vicinty of the Airport:  NB This information is also reproduced on the Town Planning webpage:

- Guidance on Development Projects near the Airport

The link to the 3D OLS page on the Gibraltar GeoPortal is  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 limitationds of the heights obtained.   

- Guidance on Crane Management and Use of Tall Equipment on Building Sites near the Airport

In addition to the documents above, the Airport Operators Association has recently published guidance material on the subject in the UK, which is reproduced below.  While the guidance material is directed at Developers intending to build infrastructure and building near UK Airports, it provides very useful general guidance information for Developers looking to build in Gibraltar.  However, it should be noted that where there is a conflict with information contained in the local documents above, the local documents take presedence and their requirements are to be met.

Should there be doubt over the interpretation or applicability of the AOA guidance details, then please contact the DCA by e-mail ( to resolve the issue. 

AOA Safeguarding of Airports
Lighting near Airports
Wildlife Hazards around Airports
Cranes and other Construction Guidance
Renewable Energies and Solar Panels