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24Non-compliance with listed building enforcement notice: fixed penalty notice

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After section 39 of the 1997 Act insert—

39AFixed penalty notice where listed building enforcement notice not complied with

(1)Where a planning authority have reason to believe that, by virtue of subsection (1) of section 39, a person is in breach of a listed building enforcement notice they may, if the conditions in subsection (9) are satisfied, serve on the person a fixed penalty notice as respects that breach.

(2)The fixed penalty notice is to specify (either or both)—

(a)the works specified, under subsection (1A) of section 34, in the listed building enforcement notice which have not ceased,

(b)the step specified, under that subsection, in the listed building enforcement notice which has not been taken.

(3)No more than one fixed penalty notice may be served on a person as respects a breach by the person of a listed building enforcement notice.

(4)For the purposes of this section, a “fixed penalty notice” is a notice offering the person the opportunity of discharging any liability to conviction for an offence under section 39 as respects the breach of the listed building enforcement notice.

(5)The person discharges any such liability by paying to the planning authority, within the relevant period, a penalty of a prescribed amount specified in the fixed penalty notice.

(6)The relevant period mentioned in subsection (5) is the period of 30 days immediately following the day on which the fixed penalty notice is served.

(7)But if payment is made within the first 15 days of the period mentioned in subsection (6) the amount payable is reduced by 25%.

(8)The fixed penalty notice is to identify the period mentioned in subsection (6) and is also to state that if payment is made within the first 15 days of that period the amount payable is reduced by 25%.

(9)The conditions are that the fixed penalty notice—

(a)is served within the period of 6 months which immediately follows the period for compliance with the listed building enforcement notice,

(b)is not served after the person has been charged with an offence under section 39 as respects the breach of the listed building enforcement notice.

(10)During the period mentioned in subsection (6) it is not competent to commence proceedings against the person for an offence under section 39 as respects that breach.

(11)If the amount (or as the case may be the reduced amount) is timeously paid it is not competent to commence proceedings against the person for an offence under section 39 as respects that breach.

(12)A penalty received by a planning authority by virtue of subsection (5) is to accrue to that authority.

(13)In prescribing an amount for the purposes of subsection (5), the Scottish Ministers may make different provision for different cases or different classes of case, including provision for different amounts by reference to previous breaches of listed building enforcement notices relating to the same steps or works..

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