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The Planning(Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Disposal of land held for planning purposes

90.—(1) Where any land acquired or appropriated by the Department for planning purposes is for the time being held by the Department for those purposes, the Department may dispose of the land to such person as may appear to it to be expedient in order to secure the best use of that or other land and any buildings or works which have been, or are to be, erected, constructed or carried out thereon, whether by itself or by any other person, or to secure the erection, construction or carrying out thereon of any buildings or works appearing to it to be needed for the proper planning of the area in which the land is situated.

(2) The Department shall dispose of any land under this Article so as to secure, so far as may be practicable, to persons who were living or carrying on business or other activities on any such land, who desire to obtain accommodation on such land and who are willing to comply with any requirements of the Department as to the development and use of such land, an opportunity to obtain thereon accommodation suitable to their reasonable requirements.

(3) Section 5 of the [1933 c. 6 (N.I.)] Stormont Regulation and Government Property Act (Northern Ireland) 1933 (which contains provisions with respect to the disposal of land by government departments) shall not apply to the disposal of any land under this Article.

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