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Industrial Development Act 1966

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4(1)There shall be exempt from control under this Act any work done in the construction or alteration of a building or of any works in a development area.

(2)There shall be exempt from control under this Act any work done in the construction or alteration of a building or of any works in a locality which has ceased to be a development area or a development district if—

(a)the construction or alteration was begun ; or

(b)a contract for the work in question, or for other work in the construction or alteration, was made,

at a time when the locality was a development area or development district.

(3)Work shall not be exempt from control by virtue of paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of this section if the construction or alteration has been interrupted for a continuous period of twelve months or more.

(4)Nothing in subsection (2) of this section shall be taken as conferring any exemption on work in respect of a building or any works by reason only that the construction of any ancillary works for the building or works in question was begun, or that a contract for work in the construction of such ancillary works was made, at such a time as is mentioned in that subsection; but where work done in the construction or alteration of a building or of any works is exempt from control by virtue of that subsection there shall also be exempt from control by virtue of that subsection any work done in the construction of any ancillary works required for that building or those works.

(5)In this section—

  • " development area" means any locality at the material time specified as such under section 15 of the Industrial Development Act 1966;

  • " development district" means any locality at the material time specified as such by a notice in the Board of Trade Journal which has not been withdrawn by a further notice in that Journal.

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