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20.—(1) This Article applies for the purposes of this Part.
(2) A decision document is a document which records any of the following decisions—
(a)a decision to grant or refuse planning permission;
(b)a decision to grant outline planning permission;
(c)a decision to approve reserved matters (within the meaning of Article 35 of the principal Order);
(d)any decision to grant planning permission under sub-paragraph (a) of paragraph (1) of Article 71 of the principal Order or to discharge a condition or limitation under sub-paragraph (b) of that paragraph;
(e)a decision to grant or to refuse to grant a certificate under Article 83A or 83B of the principal Order;
(f)any decision relating—
(i)to an application for consent under a tree preservation order,
(ii)to an application for consent under any regulations made under Article 67 of the principal Order, or
(iii)to any certificate or direction under any such order or regulations;
(g)a decision on an application for listed building consent under Article 44(2) or (3) of the principal Order;
(h)a decision relating to any consent under Article 51 of the principal Order (conservation area consent);
(i)a decision under Article 55 of the principal Order (determination of applications for hazardous substances consent);
(j)any other decision under the principal Order which is of a description specified by the Department in a development order.
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(b)which is not part of any reasons given for the decision.
(4) The applicant is in the case of a decision made on an application under the principal Order, the person who made the application.
(5) The owner in relation to land is a person, other than a mortgagee not in possession, who, whether in his own right or as trustee for any other person, is entitled to receive the rack rent of the land, or where the land is not let at a rack rent, would be so entitled if it were so let.
(6) Error includes omission.
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