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Planning (General Development) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2000

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Amendment of the Planning (General Development) Order (Northern Ireland) 1993

2.—(1) Part 17 of Schedule 1 to the Planning (General Development) Order (Northern Ireland) 1993(1) shall be amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) In Class A of Part 17—

(a)in paragraph A.1(g)(ii) and A.1(h)(i), after the words “of all the dishes”, insert “on the building, structure or mast”;

(b)in paragraph A.1(k)(ii), for the word “it” substitute “the development”;

(c)in paragraph A.1(k)(iii) for “2 cubic metres” substitute “2.5 cubic metres”;

(d)in paragraph A.2(4)—

(i)at the beginning insert the words “Subject to paragraph (4A)(b),”;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (b) after the word “mast” insert “on a building or structure”, and for “2 cubic metres” substitute “2.5 cubic metres”;

(iii)in the words immediately following sub-paragraph (b) after the word “permitted” insert “, except in the case of an emergency,”;

(iv)for sub-paragraph A.2(4)(iii) substitute—

the development shall not be begun before the occurrence of one of the following—

(aa)the receipt by the applicant of the Department’s written notice of determination that such prior approval is not required;

(bb)where the Department gives the applicant written notice that such prior approval is required, the giving of that approval to the applicant in writing, within a period of 28 days beginning with the date on which the Department receives the application;

(cc)where the Department gives the applicant written notice that such prior approval is required, the expiry of the period of 28 days beginning with the date on which the Department receives the application, without the Department notifying the applicant, that such prior approval is given or refused;

(ddc)the expiry of a period of 28 days beginning with the date on which the Department receives the application, without the Department notifying the applicant, in writing, as to whether such prior approval is required;;

(e)after paragraph A.2(4), insert—

(4A) Subject to paragraph A.2(5), Class A development consisting—

(a)of the construction, installation, alteration or replacement of a mast (other than on a building or structure); or

(b)such development together with any development specified in paragraph A.2(4)(b)

is permitted subject, except in the case of emergency to the following conditions—

(i)before beginning the development, the developer shall apply to the Department for a determination as to whether the prior approval of the Department is required to the siting and appearance of the development;

(ii)the application is accompanied by a written description of the development and a plan indicating its proposed location, together with any fee required to be paid;

(iii)the development shall not be begun before the commencement of one of the following—

(aa)the receipt of the Department’s written notice that such prior approval is not required;

(bb)where the Department gives the applicant written notice that such prior approval is required, the giving of such written approval to the applicant within 42 days following the date on which it received the application;

(cc)where the Department gives the applicant written notice that such prior approval is required, the expiry of the period of 42 days beginning with the date on which the Department receives the application, without the Department notifying the applicant, that such prior approval is given or refused;

(dd)the expiry of a period of 42 days beginning with the date on which the Department receives the application, without the Department notifying the applicant, in writing, as to whether such prior approval is required;

(iv)the development shall, except to the extent the Department otherwise agrees in writing, be carried out—

(aa)where prior approval has been given as mentioned in sub-paragraph (iv)(bb), in accordance with the details approved; and

(bb)in any other case, in accordance with the details submitted with the application;

(v)the development shall be begun—

(aa)where prior approval has been given as mentioned in sub-paragraph (iv)(bb), not later than the expiration of 5 years beginning with the date on which the approval was given;

(bb)in any other case, not later than the expiration of 5 years beginning with the date on which the Department was given the information referred to in sub-paragraph (ii).;

(f)in paragraph A.2(5) delete “in a conservation area, an area of outstanding natural beauty, an area of special scientific interest or a National Park”.

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