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Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

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40.—(1) Any application for planning permission—

(a)must be made in such form and in such manner as may be specified by a development order;

(b)must include such particulars, and be verified by such evidence, as may be required by a development order or by any directions given by a council or the Department under such an order.

(2) A direction under subsection (1)(b) must not be inconsistent with the development order.

(3) A development order must require an application for planning permission of such description as is specified in the order to be accompanied by such of the following as is so specified—

(a)a statement about the design principles and concepts that have been applied to the development;

(b)a statement about how issues relating to access to the development have been dealt with.

(4) The form and content of a statement mentioned in subsection (3) is such as is required by the development order.

(5) Subsection (1) shall apply to applications to a council or the Department for any consent, agreement or approval of the council or, as the case may be, the Department required by a condition imposed on a grant of planning permission as that subsection applies to applications for planning permission.

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