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Section 89 Raised Structure

Section 89 Raised Structure

Safety of Temporary Raised Structures

If you are organising an event which will include the use of a temporary raised structure, then you will require to obtain a permit under Section 89 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.

A temporary raised structure in this context applies to any platform, staging, stand or similar structure to be used for seating or standing accommodation. It does not relate to a tented structure which is in direct contact with the ground but could apply if, for any reason, this is raised off the ground. Common examples of structures requiring permission are:

  • Temporary grandstands i.e. tiered seating at circuses, golf events, etc
  • Stages at concerts, highland games, etc
  • Media platforms i.e. for cameramen
  • Siting of trailers etc for use as a stage.

To apply you must complete an application form, available via the link below. The guidance notes with the form include details of the information and plans you require to include with your application together with the requisite application fee.

Please give as much notice as possible prior to the event.

Once the formal application is approved you will be granted a permission to build/erect the structure. On satisfactory completion of the structure(s) Clackmannanshire Council will formally authorise the of use of the structure.

Clackmannanshire Council may require the involvement of an applicant appointed structural engineer. The engineer will be required to provide a signed statement confirming the structural stability of the raised structure(s) prior to Clackmannanshire Council providing permission to use the raised structure(s).

Please note that fees lodged with the application are non-refundable.


For Further Information Contact

Building Standards
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000