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Town and Country Planning Act 1971

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Interpretation of references to local planning authorities in other enactments

8In relation to land in a London borough—

(a)references to local planning authorities in any of the following enactments, that is to say—

(i)sections 33 and 34 of, and Schedule 2 to, the Electricity Act 1957;

(ii)section 108 of, and Schedule 12 to, the Highways Act 1959;

(iii)Schedule 1 to the Pipe-lines Act 1962,

shall be construed as including references to the Greater London Council but not to the council of a London borough;

(b)the reference in section 86(4) of the Transport Act 1962 to the local planning authority to whom application is made for permission for the development in question shall be construed as a reference to the local planning authority by whom that application falls to be dealt with;

(c)references in section 3(2) of the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) Act 1946, as applied by section 15 of the Opencast Coal Act 1958, to the local planning authority shall be construed as including references both to the Greater London Council and the council of the London borough;

(d)any reference in section 17 or 20 of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 to the local planning authority shall be construed as a reference to the council of a London borough ;

(e)any reference in Part III of the Land Compensation Act 1961 to the local planning authority shall be construed as a reference to the council of a London borough, but that council shall consult with the Greater London Council before issuing a certificate under section 17 of that Act in any case where an application for planning permission for any development to which the certificate would relate would fall to be dealt with by the Greater London Council.

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