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(1)After section 27 of the principal Act insert—
(1)A person who intends to carry out development for which planning permission has been given must, as soon as practicable after deciding on a date on which to initiate the development and in any event before commencing the development, give notice to the planning authority as to that date and as to such further matters as the Scottish Ministers may prescribe.
(2)In granting planning permission for the carrying out of any development of land, a planning authority are by notice to direct the attention of the applicant to the requirements of subsection (1), setting out the terms of subsection (1) and of section 123(1) in that notice.
(1)A person who completes development for which planning permission has been given must, as soon as practicable after doing so, give notice of completion to the planning authority.
(2)If an application to a planning authority for planning permission discloses, in the opinion of the authority, that the development in question is to be carried out in phases then any such permission granted is to be granted subject to a condition, imposed under section 37(1)(a) in respect of each phase except the last (notice of the completion of which is to be given under subsection (1)), that as soon as practicable after the phase is completed the person carrying out the development is to give notice of that completion to the planning authority.
(1)A person carrying out development of a prescribed class must until the development is completed display a notice containing prescribed information.
(2)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make provision as to—
(a)the form of the notice required by subsection (1), and
(b)where such a notice is to be displayed.”.
(2)In section 123(1) of that Act (expressions used in connection with enforcement), after paragraph (b) insert “or
(c)initiating development without giving notice in accordance with section 27A(1) of this Act, or
(d)carrying out development without displaying a notice in accordance with section 27C(1) of this Act,”.
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