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The Planning(Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Control of demolition in conservation areas

51.—(1) This Article applies to all buildings in conservation areas other than—

(a)listed buildings;

(b)buildings of a class specified in Article 44(8);

(c)buildings in relation to which a direction under paragraph (3) is for the time being in force.

(2) A building to which this Article applies shall not be demolished without the consent of the Department.

(3) The Department may—

(a)direct that this Article shall not apply to a description of buildings specified in the direction; and

(b)vary or revoke that direction by a further direction.

(4) Where the Department gives a direction under paragraph (3), it shall publish a copy of the direction in the Belfast Gazette and in a newspaper circulating in the area in which the buildings are situated.

(5) The following provisions, namely—

(a)Articles 44 to 48, 77 to 79, 94 and 113(1)(b) and (4); and

(b)Article 65 of the Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1972, 1972 NI 17 shall have effect in relation to buildings to which this Article applies as they have effect in relation to listed buildings, subject to such exceptions and modifications as may be prescribed.

(6) If this Article ceases to apply to a building—

(a)any proceedings on or arising out of an application for listed building consent made while this Article applied to the building shall lapse;

(b)any listed building consent granted with respect to the building shall also lapse;

(c)the cesser shall not affect the liability of any person to be prosecuted and punished for an offence under Article 44 or 77 committed by him with respect to the building while this Article applied to it.

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