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Planning Bill


 

Planning Bill

 

[AS AMENDED IN COMMITTEE]

 
 

Contents

Part 1

The Infrastructure Planning Commission

1   

The Infrastructure Planning Commission

2   

Code of conduct

3   

Register of Commissioners’ interests

4   

Fees

Part 2

National policy statements

5   

National policy statements

6   

Review

7   

Consultation and publicity

8   

Consultation on publicity requirements

9   

Parliamentary requirements

10   

Sustainable development

11   

Suspension pending review

12   

Pre-commencement statements of policy, consultation etc.

13   

Legal challenges relating to national policy statements

Part 3

Nationally significant infrastructure projects

General

14   

Nationally significant infrastructure projects: general

Energy

15   

Generating stations

16   

Electric lines

17   

Underground gas storage facilities

18   

LNG facilities

19   

Gas reception facilities

 

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Planning Bill

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20   

Gas transporter pipe-lines

21   

Other pipe-lines

Transport

22   

Highways

23   

Airports

24   

Harbour facilities

25   

Railways

26   

Rail freight interchanges

Water

27   

Dams and reservoirs

28   

Transfer of water resources

Waste water

29   

Waste water treatment plants

Waste

30   

Hazardous waste facilities

Part 4

Requirement for development consent

31   

When development consent is required

32   

Meaning of “development”

33   

Effect of requirement for development consent on other consent regimes

34   

Welsh offshore generating stations

35   

Directions in relation to projects of national significance

36   

Amendments consequential on development consent regime

Part 5

Applications for orders granting development consent

Chapter 1

Applications

37   

Applications for orders granting development consent

38   

Model provisions

39   

Register of applications

40   

Applications by the Crown for orders granting development consent

Chapter 2

Pre-application procedure

41   

Chapter applies before application is made

42   

Duty to consult

 
 

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43   

Local authorities for purposes of section 42(1)(b)

44   

Categories for purposes of section 42(1)(d)

45   

Timetable for consultation under section 42

46   

Duty to notify Commission of proposed application

47   

Duty to consult local community

48   

Duty to publicise

49   

Duty to take account of responses to consultation and publicity

Chapter 3

Assistance for applicants and others

50   

Advice for potential applicants and others

51   

Obtaining information about interests in land

52   

Rights of entry

53   

Rights of entry: Crown land

Part 6

Deciding applications for orders granting development consent

Chapter 1

Handling of application by Commission

54   

Acceptance of applications

55   

Notifying persons of accepted application

56   

Categories for purposes of section 55(2)(d)

57   

Certifying compliance with section 55

58   

Notice of persons interested in land to which compulsory acquisition request

relates

59   

Local impact reports

60   

Initial choice of Panel or single Commissioner

61   

Switching from single Commissioner to Panel

62   

Delegation of functions by person appointed to chair Commission

Chapter 2

The Panel procedure

Panels

63   

Panel for each application to be handled under this Chapter

64   

Appointment of members, and lead member, of Panel

65   

Ceasing to be member, or lead member, of Panel

66   

Panel member continuing though ceasing to be Commissioner

67   

Additional appointments to Panel

68   

Replacement of lead member of Panel

69   

Membership of Panel where application relates to land in Wales

70   

Supplementary provision where Panel replaces single Commissioner

71   

Panel ceasing to have any members

72   

Consequences of changes in Panel

 
 

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Panel’s role in relation to application

73   

Panel to decide, or make recommendation in respect of, application

74   

Decision-making by the Panel

75   

Allocation within Panel of Panel’s functions

76   

Exercise of Panel’s powers for examining application

Chapter 3

The single-Commissioner procedure

The single Commissioner

77   

Single Commissioner to handle application

78   

Appointment of single Commissioner

79   

Ceasing to be the single Commissioner

80   

Single Commissioner continuing though ceasing to be Commissioner

81   

Appointment of replacement single Commissioner

Single Commissioner’s role in relation to application

82   

Single Commissioner to examine and report on application

Commission’s role in respect of application

83   

Report from single Commissioner to be referred to Council

84   

Decisions made by the Council on the application

Chapter 4

Examination of applications under Chapter 2 or 3

85   

Chapter applies to examination by Panel or single Commissioner

86   

Examining authority to control examination of application

87   

Initial assessment of issues, and preliminary meeting

88   

Examining authority’s decisions about how application is to be examined

89   

Written representations

90   

Hearings about specific issues

91   

Compulsory acquisition hearings

92   

Open-floor hearings

93   

Hearings: general provisions

94   

Hearings: disruption, supervision and costs

95   

Representations not made orally may be made in writing

96   

Procedure rules

97   

Timetable for examining, and reporting on, application

98   

Completion of Examining authority’s examination of application

99   

Assessors

100   

Interpretation of Chapter 4: “interested party” and other expressions

Chapter 5

Decisions on applications

101   

Cases where Secretary of State is, and meaning of, decision-maker

102   

Decisions of Panel and Council

 
 

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103   

Decisions of Secretary of State

104   

Matters that may be disregarded when deciding application

105   

Timetable for decisions

Chapter 6

Suspension of decision-making process

106   

Suspension during review of national policy statement

Chapter 7

Intervention by Secretary of State

107   

Intervention: significant change in circumstances

108   

Intervention: defence and national security

109   

Intervention: other circumstances

110   

Power of Secretary of State to intervene

111   

Effect of intervention

Chapter 8

Grant or refusal

112   

Grant or refusal of development consent

113   

Development for which development consent may be granted

114   

Reasons for decision to grant or refuse development consent

115   

Orders granting development consent: formalities

Chapter 9

Legal challenges

116   

Legal challenges relating to applications for orders granting development

consent

Chapter 10

Correction of errors

117   

Correction of errors in development consent decisions

Part 7

Development consent orders

Chapter 1

Content of development consent orders

General

118   

What may be included in order granting development consent

119   

Proposed exercise of powers in relation to legislation

 
 

Planning Bill

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Compulsory acquisition

120   

Purpose for which compulsory acquisition may be authorised

121   

Land to which authorisation of compulsory acquisition can relate

122   

Guidance about authorisation of compulsory acquisition

123   

Application of compulsory acquisition provisions

124   

Compensation for compulsory acquisition

125   

Statutory undertakers’ land

126   

Local authority and statutory undertakers’ land: general

127   

Local authority and statutory undertakers’ land: acquisition by public body

128   

National Trust land

129   

Commons, open spaces etc: compulsory acquisition of land

130   

Commons, open spaces etc: compulsory acquisition of rights over land

131   

Rights in connection with underground gas storage facilities

132   

Notice of authorisation of compulsory acquisition

Miscellaneous

133   

Orders: Crown land

134   

Public rights of way

135   

Public rights of way: statutory undertakers’ apparatus etc.

136   

Extinguishment of rights, and removal of apparatus, of statutory undertakers

etc.

137   

Operation of generating stations

138   

Keeping electric lines installed above ground

139   

Use of underground gas storage facilities

140   

Diversion of watercourses

141   

Highways

142   

Harbours

143   

Discharge of water

144   

Development of Green Belt land

145   

Deemed consent under section 34 of the Coast Protection Act 1949

146   

Deemed licences under Part 2 of the Food and Environment Protection Act

1985

147   

Removal of consent requirements

148   

Liability under existing regimes

149   

Compensation in case where no right to claim in nuisance

Chapter 2

Changes to, and revocation of, development consent orders

150   

Changes to, and revocation of, orders granting development consent

Chapter 3

General

151   

Duration of development consent order

152   

When development begins

153   

Benefit of development consent order

154   

Use of buildings in respect of which development consent granted

155   

Nuisance: statutory authority

156   

Interpretation: land and rights over land

 
 

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Part 8

Enforcement

Offences

157   

Development without development consent

158   

Breach of terms of order granting development consent

159   

Time limits

Rights of entry

160   

Right to enter without warrant

161   

Right to enter under warrant

162   

Rights of entry: supplementary provisions

163   

Rights of entry: Crown land

Information notices

164   

Power to require information

165   

Offences relating to information notices

Notices of unauthorised development

166   

Notice of unauthorised development

167   

Execution of works required by notice of unauthorised development

Injunctions

168   

Injunctions

Isles of Scilly

169   

Isles of Scilly

The relevant local planning authority

170   

The relevant local planning authority

Part 9

Changes to existing planning regimes

Chapter 1

Changes related to development consent regime

Planning obligations

171   

Planning obligations

Blighted land

172   

Blighted land: England and Wales

 
 

 
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