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Town and Country Planning Act 1971

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Local planning authorities

1Subject to paragraphs 2 and 5 of this Schedule, the Greater London Council is the local planning authority for Greater London as a whole.

2(1)Subject to paragraph 3 of this Schedule, to Schedule 4 and to Part II of Schedule 5 to this Act, for all purposes of this Act the local planning authority as respects any London borough is the council of the borough ; and—

(a)any application uner Part III of this Act for planning permission for any development; and

(b)any application uner Part IV of this Act for listed building consent,

shall be made to, and, subject to paragraph 3 of this Schedule, section 35 of this Act and paragraph 4 of Schedule 11 to this Act, shall be determined by such as may be appropriate of those councils.

(2)Except in any case or class of cases with respect to which the Greater London Council otherwise direct, the council of each London borough shall cause a copy of every decision made by them on an application mentioned in this paragraph to be sent to the Greater London Council, together with a copy of the application and such other information relating thereto and to the decision as the Greater London Council may reasonably require.

3(1)This paragraph applies to development of such a class, in such area of Greater London, as may be prescribed.

(2)In relation to development to which this paragraph applies, the Greater London Council shall be the local planning authority for all relevant purposes of this Act other than—

(a)sections 94 and 95 ; and

(b)the reception of applications for, or with respect to the need for, planning permission for such development.

(3)Subject to paragraph 5 of this Schedule, a council by whom there is received—

(a)any application for planning permission for development to which this paragraph applies ; or

(b)any application under section 53 of this Act in a case in which it appears to that council that the proposed action to which the application relates would constitute or involve such development if it constituted or involved development at all,

shall forward the application to the Greater London Council, who shall deal with it in like manner as if it had been made to them.

(4)Development to which this paragraph applies by the Greater London Council shall be deemed, for the purposes of section 270 of this Act, to be development by the Council of land in respect of which they are the local planning authority.

(5)Without prejudice to paragraph 5 of this Schedule, the Greater London Council may in any particular case by instrument in writing authorise the council of a London borough to discharge on their behalf any functions under sections 87 to 95 and section 177 of this Act with respect to development to which this paragraph applies.

4The Greater London Council shall, as respects any London borough, have concurrently with the local planning authority the functions of a local planning authority under sections 58, 96 to 100, 173 and 271 of this Act, and references in those provisions to the local planning authority shall be construed accordingly.

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