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The Planning Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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PART 1PLANNING PERMISSION

Introduction

1.  This Part applies to a development if—

(a)it is a development for which before the relevant date no planning permission is required,

(b)it is not a development or of a description of development for which planning permission is granted by virtue of a development order, and

(c)before the relevant date proposed development notice had been given to the Department.

2.  In this Part—

(a)the relevant date is the date of the coming into operation of Article 21(1);

(b)proposed development notice is notice of a proposal for development given by the developer in pursuance of arrangements made by the Department in relation to development by or on behalf of the Crown;

(c)the developer is the Crown or a person acting on behalf of the Crown.

Acceptable development

3.—(1) This paragraph applies if before the relevant date in pursuance of the arrangements the Department has given notice to the developer that it finds the proposed development acceptable.

(2) The notice shall be treated as if it is planning permission granted under Part IV of the principal Order.

(3) If the notice is subject to conditions the conditions have effect as if they are conditions attached to the planning permission.

4.—(1) This paragraph applies if before the relevant date the Department has in pursuance of the arrangements kept a register of proposed development notices.

(2) The register shall be treated as if it is part of the register kept by the Department in pursuance of Article 124 of the principal Order.

Pending proposals

5.—(1) This paragraph applies if before the relevant date—

(a)proposed development notice has been given, but

(b)the Department has not given notice to the developer as mentioned in paragraph 3.

(2) The principal Order applies as if the proposal is an application for planning permission duly made under that Order.

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