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Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Town and Country Planning (Continuation in force of Local Plans) (Highland) (Scotland) Order 2012 and comes into force on 1st April 2012.

(2) In this Order, “new site specific land allocation” means a proposal contained in the Highland-wide Local Development Plan(1) which allocates land for development, or a class of development, by reference to a specific site or area of land described in that local development plan.

Continuation in force of local plans

2.—(1) The Scottish Ministers direct that, notwithstanding the adoption of the Highland-wide Local Development Plan, the specified provisions of—

(a)the Inverness Local Plan(2);

(b)the Nairnshire Local Plan(3);

(c)the Ross and Cromarty East Local Plan(4);

(d)the Sutherland Local Plan(5);

(e)the Caithness Local Plan(6);

(f)the West Highland and Islands Local Plan(7);

(g)the Wester Ross Local Plan(8); and

(h)the Badenoch and Strathspey Local Plan(9),

shall continue in force in relation to the area to which the Highland-wide Local Development Plan relates.

(2) In this article the “specified provisions” in relation to a local plan means the provisions specified in column 1 of the Part of the Schedule relating to that plan—

(a)subject, as the case may be, to any limitation or exclusion relating to those provisions specified in the corresponding entry in column 2; and

(b)other than any reference within those provisions to another provision which is not continued in force by this Order.

DEREK MACKAY

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

14th March 2012