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(introduced by section 50)
1Before commencing construction of the authorised works located in the area of a local planning authority the authorised undertaker shall secure that—S
(a)the code of construction practice; and
(b)the draft of any local construction plan that the authorised undertaker proposes to implement in the area of the local planning authority concerned,
are submitted to that local planning authority for its written approval.
2The local planning authority shall send a copy of every code or plan submitted pursuant to paragraph 1, and any amendment or replacement proposed by the authorised undertaker pursuant to paragraph 3, to SNH and SEPA and shall take account of any representations made to the local planning authority by either of those bodies.S
3The authorised undertaker may with the approval of the local planning authority amend or replace the code of construction practice or any local construction plan.S
4In approving the code of construction practice or any local construction plan, or any amendment or replacement submitted under this schedule, the local planning authority may require the authorised undertaker to make amendments to the code or plan or to the amendment or replacement as the case may be.S
5For the purpose of any appeal against a decision of a local planning authority under this schedule, an application for approval under paragraph 1 or 3 shall be deemed to be an application for planning permission made under section 32 of the 1997 Act.S
6In this schedule—S
“SEPA” means the Scottish Environment Protection Agency established under section 20 of the Environment Act 1995 (c. 25);
“SNH” means Scottish Natural Heritage established under section 1 of the Natural Heritage (Scotland) Act 1991 (c. 28).
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