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Town and Country Planning Act 1971

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1(1)In so far as anything done under an enactment repealed by this Act could have been done under a corresponding provision in this Act, it shall not be invalidated by the repeal but shall have effect as if done under that provision.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph applies, in particular, to any order, regulation, rule, development plan or amendment or alteration of a development plan, application, objection, representation, determination, decision, reference, appeal, declaration, agreement, arrangement, claim or apportionment made, payment made or recovered, report or proposal submitted, list or amendment of a list compiled or made, permission granted, consent, approval or authorisation given, certificate, permit, information or direction issued or given, enforcement or other notice or copy served, published or registered, inquiry held, delegation effected, register kept and requirement imposed.

(3)In relation to any permission which (whether by virtue of an enactment repealed by this Act or otherwise) was deemed to be granted under an enactment repealed by this Act, sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph shall apply as it applies to permission granted under such an enactment.

(4)Sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph shall not apply to any regulations or order revoked as from the commencement of this Act in the exercise of the powers conferred by section 294.

2Without prejudice to section 291 of, and Schedule 23 to, this Act, where any Act (whether passed before, or in the same Session as this Act) or any document refers, either expressly, or by implication, to an enactment repealed by this Act, the reference shall, except where the context otherwise requires, be construed as, or as including, a reference to the corresponding provision of this Act.

3Where any period of time specified in an enactment repealed by this Act is current at the commencement of this Act, this Act shall have effect as if the corresponding provision thereof had been in force when that period began to run.

4Without prejudice to paragraph 1 of this Schedule, any reference in this Act (whether express or implied) to a thing done or required or authorised to be done, or omitted to be done, or to an event which has occurred, under or for the purposes of or by reference to or in contravention of any provisions of this Act shall, except where the context otherwise requires, be construed as including a reference to the corresponding thing done or required or authorised to be done, or omitted, or to the corresponding event which occurred, as the case may be, under or for the purposes of or by reference to or in contravention of the corresponding provisions of the enactments repealed by this Act.

5(1)Nothing in this Act shall affect the enactments repealed thereby in their operation in relation to offences committed before the commencement of this Act.

(2)Where an offence, for the continuance of which a penalty was provided, has been committed under an enactment repealed by this Act, proceedings may be taken under this Act in respect of the continuance of the offence after the commencement of this Act, in the same manner as if the offence had been committed under the corresponding provision of this Act.

6(1)Any reference in this Act to an order or scheme made or confirmed under an enactment which is not repealed by, and re-enacted (with or without modifications) in, this Act, shall be construed as a reference to any order or scheme so made or confirmed whether before or after the commencement of this Act.

(2)Without prejudice to sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph, any reference in this Act to an order or scheme made or confirmed under an enactment contained in the Highways Act 1959 or the New Towns Act 1965, or under any other such enactment as is mentioned in that sub-paragraph, shall be construed as including a reference to any order or scheme made or confirmed under any corresponding provisions of an enactment repealed by the said Act of 1959 or 1965, or repealed by the enactment in question, as the case may be.

7In the preceding provisions of this Part of this Schedule, references (however expressed) to things done under enactments repealed by this Act shall be construed, in relation to the Act of 1962, as including references to things which, by virtue of paragraph 18 of Schedule 13 or Part I of Schedule 14 to the Act of 1962 fell to be treated as if done under that Act.

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