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Town and Country Planning Act 1968

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I New Provisions as to Development Plans

    1. Survey and structure plan

      1. 1.Survey of planning areas

      2. 2.Preparation of structure plans

      3. 3.Publicity in connection with preparation of structure plan

      4. 4.Approval or rejection of structure plan by Minister

      5. 5.Alteration of structure plans

    2. Local plans

      1. 6.Preparation of local plans

      2. 7.Publicity in connection with preparation of local plans

      3. 8.Inquiries etc. with respect to local plans

      4. 9.Adoption and approval of local plans

      5. 10.Alteration of local plans

    3. Supplementary provisions

      1. 11.Disregarding of representations with respect to development authorised by or under other enactments

      2. 12.Default powers of Minister

      3. 13.Supplementary provisions as to structure and local plans

      4. 14.Application to Greater London

  3. Part II Enforcement of Planning Control

    1. Enforcement notices

      1. 15.New provision as to enforcement notices

      2. 16.Appeal against enforcement notice

    2. Established use

      1. 17.Certification of established use

      2. 18.Grant of certificate by Minister on referred application or appeal against refusal

    3. Stop notices

      1. 19.Power to stop further development pending proceedings on enforcement notice

      2. 20.Compensation for loss due to stop notice

  4. Part III Appeals

    1. 21.Determination of planning and similar appeals by persons appointed by the Minister

    2. 22.Determination of appeals by the Minister

    3. 23.Appointment of another person to determine an appeal

    4. 24.Local inquiries and hearings

    5. 25.Stopping of appeals

    6. 26.Supplementary

  5. Part IV Acquisition and Disposal of Land

    1. Land acquisition by government departments and local authorities

      1. 27.Repeal of existing provisions for compulsory acquisition of land

      2. 28.Compulsory acquisition of land in connection with development and for other planning purposes

      3. 29.Compulsory acquisition of land by certain Ministers

      4. 30.Power of authorities possessing compulsory purchase powers to make general vesting declarations

      5. 31.Compulsory purchase or appropriation of open spaces

      6. 32.Grounds on which Minister may refuse to confirm purchase notice

    2. Planning blight

      1. 33.New descriptions of land qualifying for protection

      2. 34.Power of mortgagee to serve blight notice

      3. 35.Extension of grounds of objection to blight notice

      4. 36.Compensation for compulsory purchase of land in clearance areas and of historic buildings

      5. 37.Miscellaneous amendments of Part VIII of principal Act

      6. 38.Consequential amendments of ss.138 to 150 of principal Act

    3. Disposal of land by public authorities

      1. 39.Restriction on exercise by public authorities of power of disposing of land

  6. Part V Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest

    1. Restrictions on demolition and other works

      1. 40.New provisions restricting demolition etc. of listed buildings

      2. 41.Provisions supplementary to s.40

    2. Owner's rights on refusal of consent to works

      1. 42.Purchase notice on refusal or conditional grant of listed building consent

      2. 43.Compensation for refusal of consent to alterations etc

    3. Enforcement

      1. 44.Notice to enforce s. 40 control

      2. 45.Penalties for non-compliance with notice under s.44

      3. 46.Execution and cost of works required under enforcement procedure

      4. 47.Enforcement by, or by direction of, the Minister

    4. Other measures open to local planning authority and the Minister

      1. 48.Building preservation notice in respect of building not listed

      2. 49.Compensation for loss or damage caused by service of building preservation notice

      3. 50.Compulsory acquisition of listed building in need of repair

      4. 51.Repairs notice as preliminary to compulsory acquisition

      5. 52.Compensation on compulsory acquisition

      6. 53.Minimum compensation in case of building deliberately left derelict

    5. Miscellaneous

      1. 54.Matters which may be taken into account by Minister in listing buildings

      2. 55.Application of control to local planning authorities

      3. 56.Directions by Minister to local planning authorities with respect to development affecting Conservation Areas

      4. 57.Additional requirement of notice for development affecting Conservation Area

      5. 58.Removal of need for Minister's consent to certain local authority grants

      6. 59.Compulsory purchase affecting ancient monuments, etc

      7. 60.Crown land

  7. Part VI Miscellaneous Changes in Planning Law

    1. Planning Inquiry Commissions

      1. 61.Constitution of Planning Inquiry Commissions

      2. 62.References to a Planning Inquiry Commission

      3. 63.Procedure on a reference to a Planning Inquiry Commission

    2. Delegation of planning functions

      1. 64.Delegation of planning functions to officers of local authorities

    3. Duration of planning permission

      1. 65.Limit of duration of planning permissions past and future

      2. 66.Outline planning permissions

      3. 67.Provisions supplementary to ss.65 and 66

      4. 68.Termination of planning permission by reference to time limit

    4. Statutory undertakers

      1. 69.New provision as to what is "operational land" of statutory undertakers

      2. 70.Planning applications and appeals by statutory undertakers

      3. 71.Restriction on entitlement of statutory undertakers to compensation for adverse planning decisions

      4. 72.Modifications of s.164 of principal Act

      5. 73.Notice for same purposes as s. 164, but given by statutory undertakers to developing authority

    5. General planning control

      1. 74.Expansion of building below ground to constitute development

      2. 75.Modification of transitory exemptions based on pre-1948 use

      3. 76.Posting of site notice prior to planning application

      4. 77.Extension of s.19 of principal Act with respect to development affecting trunk and special roads

      5. 78.Local register of planning applications

      6. 79.Reference to Minister of application for approval under outline planning permission

      7. 80.Unopposed revocation or modification of planning permission

      8. 81.Procedure in connection with making and confirmation of tree preservation orders

      9. 82.Notice by Minister to planning authority when exercising default powers

    6. Control of office development

      1. 83.Partial abrogation of dual control of office development

      2. 84.Modifications of section 7 of 1965 Act

      3. 85.Restriction on creation of office premises in building altered or extended

      4. 86.Corresponding restriction on planning permission for erection of several buildings

      5. 87.Provisions supplementary to ss. 83 to 86

      6. 88.Transfer of Minister's functions in relation to Location of Offices Bureau

    7. Stopping-up and diversion of highways

      1. 89.Transfer of Ministerial functions as to stopping-up etc. of footpaths and bridleways

      2. 90.Procedure for making orders for stopping-up and diverting highways

      3. 91.New powers to authorise stopping-up and diversion of highways

      4. 92.Conversion of highway into footpath or bridleway

      5. 93.Provision of amenity for highway reserved to pedestrians

      6. 94.Powers for local authorities analogous to s.153 of principal Act

      7. 95.Extinguishment of footpaths etc. over land held for planning purposes

      8. 96.Confirmation, validity, etc. of orders under ss.94 and 95

      9. 97.Miscellaneous amendments of Part IX of principal Act

    8. Exchequer and Treasury matters

      1. 98.Grants for research, etc

      2. 99.Exchequer contributions in connection with town development

      3. 100.Agreements of Crown Estate Commissioners

    9. Punishment of offences

      1. 101.Increase of certain penalties under principal Act

      2. 102.Offences by corporations

  8. Part VII General

    1. 103.Expenses

    2. 104.Interpretation

    3. 105.Commencement

    4. 106.Adaptation, amendment and modification of enactments

    5. 107.Transitional provisions and savings

    6. 108.Repeals

    7. 109.Short title, citation and extent

    1. Schedule 1

      Special provisions as to development plans in Greater London

    2. Schedule 2

      Provisions as to established use certificates

    3. Schedule 3

      General vesting declarations for land compulsorily acquired

    4. Schedule 4

      Consequential amendments of planning blight provisions of 1962 Act

    5. Schedule 5

      Control of works for demolition, alteration or extension of listed buildings

    6. Schedule 6

      Construction of references in sections 62 and 63 to "the responsible Minister or Ministers"

    7. Schedule 7

      Procedure in connection with orders relating to footpaths and bridleways

    8. Schedule 8

      Increase of penalties under principal Act

    9. Schedule 9

      Adaptation and interpretation of enactments, etc

    10. Schedule 10

      Transitional provisions and savings

    11. Schedule 11

      Enactments repealed

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