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The Planning(Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Duration of planning permission

34.—(1) Subject to this Article, every planning permission granted shall be granted subject to the condition that the development to which it relates must be begun within—

(a)five years of the date on which the permission is granted; or

(b)such other period (whether longer or shorter) as the Department considers appropriate.

(2) If planning permission is granted without the condition required by paragraph (1), it shall be deemed to have been granted subject to the condition that the development to which it relates must be begun within five years of the date of the grant.

(3) Nothing in paragraphs (1) and (2) applies—

(a)to any outline planning permission;

(b)to any planning permission granted by a development order;

(c)to any planning permission granted for a limited period;

(d)to any planning permission granted under Article 29;

(e)to any planning permission granted by an enterprise zone scheme; or

(f)to any planning permission granted by a simplified planning zone scheme.

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