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1972 No. 1634 (N.I. 17)

Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1972

[1st November 1972]

PART IN.I.PRELIMINARY

Title and commencementN.I.

1.—(1) This OrderF1 may be cited as the Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1972.

(2) Commencement

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InterpretationN.I.

2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 [1954 c.33] shall apply to Article 1 and to the following provisions of this Order as it applies to an Act of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.

[F2(2) Words and expressions used in this Order and in the Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 have the same meaning in this Order as they have in that Order.]

Para. (3) rep. by SLR 1976

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PARTS IIVII (arts. 3‐63) rep. by 1991 NI 11

PART VIIIN.I.COMPENSATION

Art. 64 rep. by 2001 c. 2 (NI)

Compensation where listed building consent revoked or modifiedN.I.

65 .F3F4(1) Where listed building consent is revoked or modified by an order under[F5 Article 47 of the Planning Order], then if on a claim made to the Ministry within the time and in the manner prescribed it is shown that a person interested in the building—

(a)has incurred expenditure in carrying out work which is rendered abortive by the revocation or modification; or

(b)has otherwise sustained loss or damage which is directly attributable to the revocation or modification;

the Ministry shall pay to him compensation in respect of that expenditure, loss or damage.

(2) For the purposes of this Article, any expenditure incurred in the preparation of plans for the purposes of any work, or upon other similar matters preparatory thereto, shall be taken to be included in the expenditure incurred in carrying out that work.

(3) Subject to paragraph (2), compensation shall not be paid under this Article in respect of—

(a)any work carried out before the grant of the listed building consent which is revoked or modified; or

(b)any other loss or damage (not being loss or damage consisting of depreciation of the value of a compensatable estate in any land) arising out of anything done or omitted to be done before the grant of that consent.

(4) Sections 22,[F6 27, 30, 31, 33 and 37] of the Act of 1965 shall, subject to any necessary modifications, have effect for the purposes of a claim for compensation or compensation payable under this Article as they have effect for the purposes of a claim for compensation or compensation payable under section 26 of that Act.

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F4mod. by SR 1988/5

[F7Compensation in respect of orders under Article 29A or 37G(3)N.I.

65A.(1) This Article shall have effect where—

(a)an order is made under[F8 Article 39 of the Planning Order] requiring a use of land to be discontinued, or imposing conditions on the continuance thereof, or requiring any building or works on land to be altered or removed; or

(b)an order is made under[F8 Article 59(3) of the Planning Order] revoking or modifying a hazardous substances consent for the presence of a hazardous substance on, over or under land.

(2) If, on a claim made to the Department in accordance with paragraph (6), it is shown that any person has suffered damage in consequence of the order by depreciation of the value of an interest in the land to which he is entitled or by being disturbed in his enjoyment of the land, the Department shall pay to that person compensation in respect of that damage.

(3) Without prejudice to paragraph (2), any person who carries out any works in compliance with an order under[F8 Article 39 of the Planning Order] or[F8 Article 59(3) of the Planning Order] shall be entitled, on a claim made to the Department in accordance with paragraph (6), to recover from the Department compensation in respect of any expenses reasonably incurred by him in that behalf.

(4) Any compensation payable to a person under this Article in respect of such an order as is mentioned in paragraph (1)( a) or ( b) shall be reduced by the value to him of any timber, apparatus or other materials removed for the purpose of complying with the order.

(5) No compensation shall be payable under this Article in respect of an order under[F8 Article 39 of the Planning Order] if—

(a)a purchase notice in respect of an estate in land is served in consequence of such an order; and

(b)that estate is purchased by the Department in accordance with[F8 Part VIII of the Planning Order].

(6) A claim under paragraph (2) or (3) shall be made in writing to the Department within 6 months from the date of the order in respect of which the claim is made or within such extended period as the Department may allow.

(7) Any question of disputed compensation under this Article shall be determined by the Lands Tribunal.]

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Compensation in respect of tree preservation ordersN.I.

66.[F9(1) A tree preservation order may make provision for the payment by the Department, subject to such exceptions and conditions as may be specified in the order, of compensation in respect of loss or damage caused or incurred in consequence—

(a)of the refusal of any consent required under the order; or

(b)of the grant of any such consent subject to conditions.]

(2) In assessing compensation payable under paragraph (1) account shall be taken of—

(a)any compensation under paragraph (1) which has been paid whether to the claimant or to any other person, in respect of the same tree; and

(b)any injurious affection to any land of the claimant which would result from the felling of the tree which is the subject of the claim.

[F9(3) Except in so far as may be otherwise provided by any tree preservation order, any question of disputed compensation under paragraph (1) shall be referred to and determined by the Lands Tribunal.]

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[F10Compensation where hazardous substances consent modified or revoked under Article 60 of the Planning OrderN.I.

66A.(1) Where—

(a)there is a change of the person in control of part of the land to which a hazardous substances consent relates; and

(b)on an application made under Article 60(2) of the Planning Order, the Department modifies or revokes the consent,

it shall pay to the person in control of the whole of the land before the change compensation in respect of any loss or damage sustained by him and directly attributable to the modification or revocation.

(2) Any question of disputed compensation under this Article shall be determined by the Lands Tribunal.]

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Compensation in respect of orders under Article 100 of the Planning OrderN.I.

66B.—(1) Any person who, at the time of an order under Article 100(1) of the Planning Order coming into force, has an estate in land having lawful access to a road to which the order relates shall be entitled to be compensated by the Department in respect of any depreciation in the value of his estate which is directly attributable to the order and of any other loss or damage which is so attributable.

(2) In paragraph (1) “lawful access” means access authorised by virtue of planning permission or[F11 Article 80 of the Roads (Northern Ireland) Order 1993], or access in respect of which no such authorisation is necessary.

(3) A claim for compensation under paragraph (1) shall be made to the Department within the time and in the manner prescribed.

(4) [F12Sections 31 and 33] of the Act of 1965 shall, subject to any necessary modifications, have effect in relation to compensation under paragraph (1) as they have effect in relation to compensation payable under Part III of that Act.

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[F13Compensation for loss due to stop noticeN.I.

67.(1) A person who, when a stop notice under Article 73 of the Planning Order is first served, has an estate in or occupies the land to which the stop notice relates shall, in any of the circumstances mentioned in paragraph (2), be entitled to be compensated by the Department in respect of any loss or damage directly attributable to the prohibition contained in the notice (or, in a case within sub-paragraph (b) of that paragraph,[F14 the prohibition of such of the activities prohibited by the stop notice as cease to be relevant activities]).

(2) A person shall be entitled to compensation under paragraph (1) in respect of a prohibition contained in a stop notice in any of the following circumstances—

(a)the enforcement notice is quashed on grounds other than those mentioned in Article 69(3)(a) of the Planning Order;

(b)the enforcement notice is varied, otherwise than on the grounds mentioned in Article 69(3)(a) of the Planning Order, so that[F14 any activity the carrying out of which is prohibited by the stop notice ceases to be a relevant activity];

(c)the enforcement notice is withdrawn by the Department otherwise than in consequence of the grant of planning permission for the development to which the notice relatesF14. . . ;

(d)the stop notice is withdrawn.

(3) A claim for compensation under this Article shall be made to the Department within the time and in the manner specified by a development order.

(4) The loss or damage in respect of which compensation is payable under this Article in respect of a prohibition shall include a sum payable in respect of a breach of contract caused by the taking of action necessary to comply with the prohibition.

[F14(5) No compensation is payable under this Article—

(a)in respect of the prohibition in a stop notice of any activity which, at any time when the notice is in force, constitutes or contributes to a breach of planning control; or

(b)in the case of a claimant who was required to provide information under Article 67C or 125 of the Planning Order in respect of any loss or damage suffered by him which could have been avoided if he had provided the information or had otherwise co-operated with the Department when responding to the notice.]

(6) Any question of disputed compensation under this Article shall be determined by the Lands Tribunal.]

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[F15Compensation for loss or damage caused by service of building preservation noticeN.I.

67A.(1) This Article applies where a building preservation notice ceases to have effect without the building having been included in a list compiled by the Department under Article 42 of the Planning Order.

(2) Any person who at the time when the notice was served had an estate in the building shall, on making a claim to the Department within the prescribed time and in the prescribed manner, be entitled to be paid compensation by the Department in respect of any loss or damage directly attributable to the effect of the notice.

(3) The loss or damage in respect of which compensation is payable under paragraph (2) shall include a sum payable in respect of any breach of contract caused by the necessity of discontinuing or countermanding any works to the building on account of the building preservation notice being in force with respect to it.]

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[F16Compensation for loss due to temporary stop noticeN.I.

67B.(1) This Article applies if and only if a temporary stop notice is issued and at least one of the following sub-paragraphs applies—

(a)the activity which is specified in the notice is authorised by planning permission or a development order;

(b)a certificate in respect of the activity is issued under Article 83A of the Planning Order or granted under that Article by virtue of Article 83E of that Order;

(c)the Department withdraws the notice.

(2) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply if the planning permission is granted on or after the date on which a copy of the notice is first displayed as mentioned in Article 67E(6) of the Planning Order.

(3) Paragraph (1)(c) does not apply if the notice is withdrawn following the grant of planning permission as mentioned in paragraph (2).

(4) A person who at the time the notice is served has an estate in the land to which the notice relates is entitled to be compensated by the Department in respect of any loss or damage directly attributable to the prohibition effected by the notice.

(5) A claim for compensation under this Article shall be made to the Department within the time and in the manner specified by a development order.

(6) The loss or damage in respect of which compensation is payable under this Article in respect of a prohibition shall include a sum payable in respect of a breach of contract caused by the taking of action necessary to comply with the prohibition.

(7) No compensation is payable under this Article—

(a)in respect of the prohibition in a temporary stop notice of any activity which, at any time when the notice is in force, constitutes or contributes to a breach of planning control; or

(b)in the case of a claimant who was required to provide information under Article 67C or 125 of the Planning Order in respect of any loss or damage suffered by him which could have been avoided if he had provided the information or had otherwise co-operated with the Department when responding to the notice.

(8) Any question of disputed compensation under this Article shall be determined by the Lands Tribunal.]

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Compensation where planning permission required under this Order but not under the Act of 1944N.I.

68.—(1) This Article shall apply—

(a)where the development of land was permitted before[F17 1st October 1973] by virtue of Article 4 of, and paragraph 5 of the Schedule to, the Planning (Interim Development) Order (Northern Ireland) 1944 [SRO 1944/58] (development by mining undertakers); or

(b)where by virtue of section 9(1)(i) of the Act of 1944, the erection before[F17 1st October 1973] of certain buildings for the purpose of agriculture did not constitute development,

if in either such case, by virtue of[F17 the Planning Order], planning permission is required, and that permission is refused or granted subject to conditions.

(2) In a case falling within paragraph (1), section 26 of the Act of 1965 shall apply as if—

(a)planning permission had been granted for the development; and

(b)on the date of the planning decision in question that permission had been revoked or modified under Article 29.

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Compensation where planning permission assumed for other developmentN.I.

69.  Where a claim for compensation is made to the Ministry under[F18 section 26 of the Act of 1965 in relation to an order], the Ministry may, if it appears to it that planning permission might reasonably be expected to be granted (either unconditionally or subject to conditions) for some development of the land to which the claim relates, direct that in assessing the compensation payable in respect of[F18 the order] it shall be assumed that permission for that development would granted either unconditionally or subject to such conditions as may be specified in the direction.

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Art. 69A rep. by 2001 c. 2 (NI)

Interpretation of this partN.I.

69B.—(1) In this Part “the Planning Order” means the Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1991.

(2) In this Part “compensatable estate” has the same meaning as in the Act of 1965.

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Parts IX‐XII (arts. 70‐89) rep. by 1991 NI 11

PART XIIIN.I.AMENDMENTS OF ACT OF 1965 IN RELATION TO PART I APPLICATIONS AND OF ACT OF 1971 AS TO PLANNING ASSUMPTIONS IN RELATION TO COMPENSATION FOR COMPULSORY ACQUISITION OF LAND

Art. 90 rep. by 2001 c. 2 (NI)

Arts. 91‐94 rep. by 1982 NI 9

PART XIVN.I.MINERALS

Art. 95 rep. by 1991 NI 11

Art. 96 rep. by 1973 NI 21

Modification of s.26(1) of the Act of 1965 in relation to mineralsN.I.

97.—(1) Where any planning permission for development consisting of the winning and working of minerals is revoked or modified, a claim for expenditure or loss shall not be entertained under section 26(1) of the Act of 1965 in respect of buildings, plant or machinery unless the claimant proves that he is unable to use the buildings, plant or machinery or (as the case may be) to use them except at the loss claimed.

(2) For the purposes of a claim for expenditure or loss to which paragraph (1) applies the Lands Tribunal may give a direction that the claim be severed from the remainder of the claim and be dealt with at such later date as may be fixed by the Tribunal either in such direction or subsequently on application by either party.

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Part XIVA (arts. 97A‐97F) rep. by 1991 NI 11

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Arts. 98, 99 rep. by 1985 NI 1

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Part XVI (arts. 100‐110) rep. by 1991 NI 11

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Schs. 1‐4 rep. by 1991 NI 11

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Sch. 5 rep. by 1990 NI 14

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Sch. 6 rep. by 1991 NI 11

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Sch. 7 rep. by 1990 NI 14

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