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Planning (Wales) Act 2015

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PART 9GENERAL PROVISIONS

55Regulations and orders made by Welsh Ministers

For amendments relating to regulations and orders made by the Welsh Ministers, see Schedule 7.

56Interpretation

In this Act—

57Power to make consequential etc provision

(1)The Welsh Ministers T may by regulations make consequential, incidental, transitional or saving provision for the purpose of giving full effect to, or in consequence of, any provision of this Act.

(2)Regulations under this section may amend, revoke or repeal any enactment contained in, or made under, primary legislation.

(3)The power to make regulations under this section is exercisable by statutory instrument.

(4)A statutory instrument containing (whether alone or with other provision) regulations under this section which amend or repeal an enactment contained in primary legislation may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.

(5)A statutory instrument containing regulations under this section to which subsection (4) does not apply is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.

(6)In this section, “primary legislation” means—

(a)an Act of Parliament;

(b)an Act or Measure of the National Assembly for Wales.

58Coming into force

(1)The following provisions come into force on the day on which this Act receives Royal Assent—

(a)Part 1;

(b)sections 56 and 57;

(c)this section;

(d)section 59.

(2)The following provisions come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act receives Royal Assent—

(a)section 55;

(b)Parts 3 to 8, so far as is necessary for enabling the Welsh Ministers to exercise any function of making regulations or orders by statutory instrument under any enactment as amended by those Parts.

(3)Nothing in subsection (2)(b) affects the operation of section 13 of the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30) (anticipatory exercise of powers) in relation to this Act.

(4)The following provisions come into force on such day as the Welsh Ministers appoint by order—

(a)Part 2;

(b)Parts 3 to 8, so far as they are not brought into force by subsection (2)(b).

(5)The power to make an order under subsection (4)—

(a)is exercisable by statutory instrument;

(b)includes power—

(i)to appoint different days for different purposes, and

(ii)to make transitional, transitory or saving provision in connection with the coming into force of a provision of this Act.

59Short title

The short title of this Act is the Planning (Wales) Act 2015.

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