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New Towns Act 1946

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3Planning and control of development in new towns

(1)The development corporation established for the purposes of a new town shall from time to time submit to the Minister in accordance with any directions given by him in that behalf their proposals for the development of land within the area designated under this Act as the site of the new town, and the Minister, after consultation with the local planning authority within whose district the land is situated, and with any other local authority who appear to him to be concerned, may approve any such proposals either with or without modification.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of the powers conferred by section ten of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1932, a special interim development order made by the Minister under that section with respect to an area designated under this Act as the site of a new town may grant permission for any development of land in accordance with proposals approved under subsection (1) of this section, subject to such conditions, if any, (including conditions requiring details of any proposed development to be submitted to the interim development authority), as may be specified in the order.

(3)In relation to development of any description which is permitted by any such order as is mentioned in the last foregoing subsection, the order may itself suspend, or may enable the Minister to suspend, any of the enactments specified in the Third Schedule to this Act (being, with the exception of sections one and two of the Restriction of Ribbon Development Act, 1935, enactments which may be suspended, under subsection (8) of the said section ten as amended by section thirty-nine of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1944, by any authority authorised in that behalf by an interim development order).

(4)Where a planning scheme is in force with respect to any land within the area designated by an order under section one of this Act as the site of a new town, then, without prejudice to the provisions of section thirty-three of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1944, the order may revoke that scheme so far as it relates to that land ; and where a scheme is so revoked—

(a)the provisions of the Town and Country Planning Acts, 1932 and 1943, with respect to the control of interim development shall, as from the date on which the order is registered under section seventeen of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1944, as applied by this Act, apply to the development of the land as if a resolution to prepare a new planning scheme had taken effect on that date ; and

(b)for the purposes of any such new scheme the material date shall be the date aforesaid or such later date as may be specified in that scheme :

Provided that the proviso to the definition of " the material date " contained in section fifty-three of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1932 (which specifies the material date in relation to any provisions of a scheme which is revoked by a scheme containing the same or a similar .provision) shall have effect in relation to any such new scheme as if the original scheme were revoked by that scheme.

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