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Town and Country Planning Act 1971

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Schedule 4Development Plans: Greater London

Survey of planning areas

1The matters to be examined and kept under review under section 6 of this Act by the Greater London Council shall be such of the matters mentioned in that section as they think fit, or, in the case of a fresh survey under section 6(2) of this Act instituted in pursuance of a direction of the Secretary of State, such matters as may be specified in the direction.

2The matters to be so examined or kept under review by a London borough council shall be such of the matters mentioned in the said section 6 as have not been examined or kept under review by the Greater London Council, such other matters as they may be required by the Greater London Council to examine or keep under review or, in the case of a fresh survey under the said section 6(2) instituted in pursuance of a direction of the Secretary of State, such matters as may be specified in the direction.

3Any survey by a London borough council under section 6 of this Act shall be carried out on such lines as the Greater London Council may direct.

Structure plans

4The Greater London development plan shall be treated for the purposes of this Act as a structure plan for Greater London approved under section 9 of this Act and may be altered under section 10 of this Act accordingly; and the Secretary of State may direct that any area or part of an area indicated by the plan (as originally approved under section 5 of the Act of 1962 or the corresponding provision of this Act) as an area intended for comprehensive development, redevelopment or improvement as a whole shall be treated for those purposes as an action area.

5The structure plan required by section 7 of this Act to be prepared for any area by a London borough council shall include a restatement of so much of the provisions of the Greater London development plan, with any alterations and additions consistent with the latter plan which appear to them to be necessary or expedient, as is applicable to that area.

6A London borough council shall send any report and structure plan prepared by them under the said section 7 to the Greater London Council for submission to the Secretary of State, and the Greater London Council shall send them on to the Secretary of State within such period as he may allow, with any observations of theirs thereon.

7The information on which a London borough council's policy and general proposals formulated under section 7(3) of this Act are based shall include any information which the council obtain in pursuance of a direction of the Greater London Council.

8The inclusion in the Greater London development plan of an area wholly or partly within a London borough which is to be treated as an action area shall not preclude a London borough council from selecting any other part of the borough as an action area.

9Before giving a direction to a London borough council under section 7(4) of this Act the Secretary of State shall consult the Greater London Council and the London borough council with respect to the proposed direction.

Alterations to structure plans

10A direction under section 10(1) of this Act to a London borough council may, instead of being given by the Secretary of State, be given by the Greater London Council with the approval of the Secretary of State.

11Before giving such a direction the Secretary of State or Greater London Council, as the case may be, shall consult the council to whom the direction is proposed to be given.

12The report required by section 10 of this Act to be sent by a London borough council with the proposals submitted by them under that section shall include a report of any review by the Greater London Council of the relevant matters on which the proposals are based.

13Paragraphs 5, 6 and 7 of this Schedule shall apply with any necessary modifications in relation to proposals for the amendment of any structure plan for the whole or part of a London borough as they apply in relation to the plan to be amended.

Local plans

14Notwithstanding anything in Schedule 3 to this Act, the Greater London Council shall not under section 11 of this Act prepare a local plan for any part of Greater London other than a plan for an action area, but the foregoing provision shall not be construed as precluding them from preparing a local plan for any area by virtue of section 17 of this Act.

15The council of a London borough any part of which is indicated by the Greater London development plan as an action area or is to be treated as an action area shall, if it falls to them and not to the Greater London Council to prepare a local plan for that area, prepare such a plan as soon as practicable after the approval of the Greater London development plan, notwithstanding that the council of that borough have not prepared a structure plan for that area.

16References in section 11(6) and (9) of this Act to a structure plan shall, in relation to a local plan prepared for an action area or for an area which is to be treated as an action area by a London borough council, be construed as. including references to the Greater London development plan.

17The duty of the Secretary of State under section 11(10) of this Act to consult a local planning authority with respect to a direction which he proposes to give them shall, where the authority is a London borough council, include a duty to consult the Greater London Council with respect to the direction.

18On sending a copy of a local plan to the Secretary of State under section 12(2) of this Act a London borough council shall also send a copy of the plan to the Greater London Council.

19Section 15(3) of this Act shall, in its application to proposals made by a London borough council for the alteration of a local plan, have effect as if the reference to a provision of section 11 or 12 of this Act were a reference to that provision as modified by paragraphs 16 to 18 of this Schedule.

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