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Industrial Development Act 1966

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25Extension of meaning of " industrial building "

(1)In the Local Employment Act 1960 and in the Town and Country Planning Act 1962 (except Part VI thereof), the expression " industrial building " shall include, in addition to the buildings specified in section 21 of the said Act of 1960, any building or part of a building used or designed for use for carrying on scientific research in the course of a trade or business.

(2)In the foregoing subsection "scientific research " means any activity in the fields of natural or applied science for the extension of knowledge.

(3)For the purposes of the provisions of section 21 of the said Act of 1960 and of subsection (1) of this section, premises which—

(a)are used or designed for use for providing services or facilities ancillary to the use of other premises for the carrying on of any such process or research as is mentioned in those provisions ; and

(b)are or are to be comprised in the same building or in the same curtilage as those other premises,

shall themselves be treated as used or designed for use for the carrying on of such a process or, as the case may be, of such research.

(4)In subsection (6) of section 38 of the said Act of 1962 (power to prescribe classes of industrial buildings to which that section and section 39 of that Act applies) for the words " classes of industrial buildings " there shall be substituted the words

classes or descriptions of industrial buildings,

and in subsection (2) of the said section 39 after the word " class " in each place where it occurs there shall be inserted the words

or description.

(5)In the application of this section to Scotland—

(a)in subsection (1) for the words " the Town and Country Planning Act 1962 (except Part VI thereof)" there shall be substituted the words

the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1947;

(b)the following subsection shall be substituted for subsection (4) of this section—

(4)In subsection (4) of section 12 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1947 (under which development permission for the erection of industrial buildings of prescribed classes cannot be sought unless it is certified by the Board that the development in question can be carried out consistently with the proper distribution of industry) for the words ' industrial building of any class ' and ' industrial buildings of any such class' there shall be substituted the words ' industrial building of any class or description' and ' industrial buildings of any such class or description ' respectively.

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