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The Planning(Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Form and content of applications

20.—(1) Any application to the Department for planning permission—

(a)shall be made in such manner as may be specified by a development order;

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

(2) Provision shall be made by a development order for regulating the manner in which applications for planning permission to develop land are to be dealt with by the Department and in particular—

(a)for requiring the Department before granting or refusing planning permission for any development to consult with the district council for the area in which the land is situated and with such authorities or persons as may be specified by the order;

(b)for requiring the Department to give to any applicant for planning permission, within such time as may be specified by the order, such notice as may be so specified as to the manner in which his application has been dealt with.

(3) Paragraphs (1) and (2)(b) shall apply to applications to the Department for any consent, agreement or approval of the Department required by a condition imposed on a grant of planning permission as they apply to applications for planning permission.

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