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The Planning(Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Publicity and consultation-short procedure for certain alterations, etc.

6.—(1) Where the Department proposes to alter, repeal or replace a development plan for an area and it appears to the Department that the issues involved are not of sufficient importance to warrant the full procedure set out in Article 5, the Department may proceed instead in accordance with this Article.

(2) The Department shall consult with the district council for the area or any part of the area to which the plan relates.

(3) The Department shall prepare the relevant documents, that is, the alteration, instrument of repeal or replacement plan, as the case may be, and shall make copies of the documents available for inspection at such place as the Department considers appropriate.

(4) Each copy of the documents made available for inspection shall be accompanied by a statement of the prescribed period within which representations or objections may be made to the Department.

(5) The Department shall then take such steps as may be prescribed for the purpose of—

(a)advertising the fact that the documents are available for inspection and the places and times at which, and period during which, they may be inspected; and

(b)inviting the making of representations or objections in accordance with regulations, and shall consider any representations or objections made to it within the prescribed period.

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