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Explanatory Memorandum to Planning Amendment (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

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  1. Introduction

  2. Background and Policy Objectives

  3. Consultation

  4. Options Considered

  5. Overview

  6. Commentary on Articles

    1. Introductory

      1. Article 1 ‑ Title and commencement

    2. New enforcement powers

      1. Article 3 ‑ Planning contravention notices

      2. Article 4 ‑ Enforcement of conditions

      3. Article 5 – Injunctions

    3. Other changes relating to enforcement

      1. Article 6 ‑ Time limits on enforcement action

      2. Article 7 ‑ Enforcement notices

      3. Article 8 ‑ Appeal against enforcement notice

      4. Article 9 ‑ Offence where enforcement notice not complied with

      5. Article 10 ‑ Execution of works required by enforcement notice

      6. Article 11 ‑ Stop notices

      7. Article 12 ‑ Certificate of lawful use or development

      8. Article 13 ‑ Rights of entry for enforcement purposes

      9. Article 14 ‑ Listed buildings

      10. Article 15 ‑ Hazardous substances

      11. Article 16 ‑ Replacement of trees

      12. Article 17 – Alteration in penalties

    4. Control over development

      1. Article 18 – Demolition

      2. Article 19 ‑ Reversion to previous lawful use

      3. Article 20 ‑ Power of Department to decline to determine applications

      4. Article 21 ‑ Assessment of environmental effects

      5. Article 22 ‑ Dismissal of appeals in cases of undue delay

      6. Article 23 ‑ Planning agreements

    5. Control over particular matters

      1. Article 24 – Advertisements

      2. Article 25 ‑ Building preservation notices

      3. Article 26 – Trees

    6. Regional development strategy

      1. Article 27 ‑ Certain policies, plans and schemes under the principal Order to be in general conformity with the regional development strategy

      2. Article 28 ‑ Development plans: statement as to general conformity with the regional development strategy

      3. Article 29 ‑ Regional development strategy: transitional arrangements for certain development plans

    7. Miscellaneous

      1. Article 30 ‑ Status of development plans

      2. Article 31 – Powers of Department before the acquisition of land for planning purposes

      3. Article 32 ‑ Planning Appeals Commission

      4. Article 33‑ Grants for research and bursaries

      5. Article 34 ‑ Grants to bodies providing assistance in relation to certain development proposals

      6. Article 35 ‑ Planning register

      7. Article 36 ‑ Home loss payments following planning blight

      8. Article 37 ‑ Minor and consequential amendments and appeals

      9. Schedule 1: Minor and consequential amendments

      10. Schedule 2: Repeals

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