Search Legislation

Town and Country Planning Act 1971

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As enacted)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally enacted). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Duration of planning permission

18Sections 41 and 42 of this Act do not apply to planning permissions granted or deemed to have been granted before 1st April 1969.

19(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (2) of this paragraph, every planning permission granted or deemed to have been granted before 1st April 1969 shall, if the development to which it relates had not been begun before the beginning of 1968, be deemed to have been granted subject to a condition that the development must be begun not later than the expiration of five -years beginning with 1st April 1969.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph does not apply—

(a)to any planning permission which was granted or deemed to be granted before 1st April 1969 subject to an express condition that the development to which it relates should be begun, or be completed, not later than a specified date or within a specified period ; or

(b)to any such planning permission as is mentioned in section 41(3) of this Act.

20(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (2) of this paragraph, where before 1st April 1969 outline planning permission (as defined by section 42 of this Act) has been granted for development consisting in or including the carrying out of building or other operations, and the development has not been begun before the beginning of 1968, that planning permission shall be deemed to have been granted subject to conditions to the following effect—

(a)that, in the case of any reserved matter (as defined in that section), application for approval must be made not later than the expiration of three years beginning with 1st April 1969; and

(b)that the development to which the permission relates must be begun not later than whichever is the later of the following dates—

(i)the expiration of five years from 1st April 1969 ; or

(ii)the expiration of two years from the final approval of the reserved matters or, in the case of approval on different dates, the final approval of the last such matter to be approved.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph does not apply to any planning permission granted before 1st April 1969 subject to an express condition that the development to which it relates should be begun, or be completed, or that application for approval of any reserved matter should be made, not later than a specified date or within a specified period.

21(1)In sections 30(3), 43(1), (5), (6) and (7), 44 and 46(6) of this Act references to section 41 and 42 of this Act shall respectively include references to paragraphs 19 and 20 of this Schedule.

(2)'In sections 147(3), 169(7), 180(4) and 237(5) of this Act references to the conditions referred to in sections 41 and 42 of this Act shall include references to the conditions referred to in paragraphs 19 and 20 of this Schedule.

22Until the coming into operation of the first regulations to be made for the purposes of paragraph (c) of section 43(3) of this Act (or the corresponding enactment previously in force), regulations made for the purposes of section 99(2) of the Land Commission Act 1967 shall have effect as if made also for the purposes of that paragraph.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

You have chosen to open The Whole Act

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open The Whole Act as a PDF

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open the Whole Act

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open the Whole Act without Schedules

The Whole Act without Schedules you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open Schedules only

The Schedules you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources