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The Planning and Building Regulations (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1990


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The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (NI 16)

  • In Article 2(2) after the definition of “construct” insert—

    • “contravention notice” has the meaning assigned to it by Article 18(2);.

  • In Article 2(2) for the definition of “prescribed” substitute—

    “prescribed” means prescribed by building regulations;.

  • In Article 5(1)(c) after “published” insert “(whether before or after the making of the regulations)”.

  • In Article 9(7) for the words from “may appeal” to “prescribed manner” substitute “may, by notice in writing, appeal to the Department within the prescribed time”.

  • In Article 15(1) after “Subject to this Article” insert “and Article 15A”.

  • In Article 15(2) for the words from the beginning to “building regulations” substitute “Building regulations may provide, as regards any provision of the regulations”.

  • In Article 15 for paragraph (7) substitute—

    (7) The Department may by building regulations make provision with respect to the procedure to be followed in connection with applications and directions under this Article..

  • In Article 16(1) for “by regulations made under Article 15(7),” substitute “, by notice in writing”.

  • In Articles 16(2) and 17(2) for the words from the beginning to “at any time” substitute “If within the prescribed period from the date of the application or within such extended period as may before the expiration of the prescribed period”.

  • In Article 19 for the words from the beginning to the end of paragraph (ii) substitute—


    (a)plans of any proposed works have, in accordance with building regulations, been deposited with a district council; and

    (b)the works to which the plans relate have not been commenced within three years from the deposit of the plans,.

  • In Article 23 for “Regulations (including building regulations)” substitute “Building regulations”.

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