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The Planning(Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Duty to draw attention to certain provisions for benefit of disabled

26.—(1) When granting planning permission for any development which will result in the provision—

(a)of a building or premises to which section 4 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 applies (buildings or premises to which the public are to be admitted whether on payment or otherwise);

(b)of a building intended for the purposes of an educational institution;

(c)of any of the following, being in each case, premises in which persons are employed to work,—

(i)office premises and shop premises to which the Office and Shop Premises Act (Northern Ireland) 1966 applies;

(ii)premises which are deemed to be such premises for the purposes of that Act; or

(iii)factories as defined by section 175 of the Factories Act (Northern Ireland) 1965,

the Department shall draw the attention of the person to whom the permission is granted—

(i)to the relevant provisions of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Northern Ireland) Act 1978; and

(ii)to the Code of Practice for Access for the Disabled to Buildings.

(2) In paragraph (1)—

  • “the Code of Practice for Access for the Disabled to Buildings” has the same meaning as in section 4(1A) of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Northern Ireland) Act 1978;

  • “educational institution” means any of the following—

    (a)

    a university;

    (b)

    a school within the meaning of the [1986 NI 3] Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986;

    (c)

    a college of education or other establishment for the training of teachers maintained in pursuance of Article 66 of that Order or in respect of which grants are paid under that Article; or

    (d)

    any other institution providing further education under Article 27 of that Order; and

  • “the relevant provisions of the [1978 c. 53] Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Northern Ireland) Act 1978” means—

    (a)

    for the purposes of sub-paragraph (a), sections 4 and 7;

    (b)

    for the purposes of sub-paragraph (b), sections 7 and 8(1) and (2); and

    (c)

    for the purposes of sub-paragraph (c), sections 7 and 8(1) and (3).

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