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Building

- a building is defined in the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1972 as "including any structure or erection, and any part of a building". This was amended by The Housing and Planning Act 1986 to include in the case of listed buildings, "any object or structure which is fixed to a building, or which falls within the curtilage of the building and, although not fixed to the building, has formed part of the land since before 1 July 1948, shall be treated as part of the building."
All of this implies a degree of permanence and a three dimensional quality. Listing of roads paths etc is very difficult as individual items, the curtilage law can be useful in this instance.