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Town and Country Planning Act 1971

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8(1)In the application of this Schedule to Greater London, paragraphs 1(1) and (5) and 3(1) and (2) shall-not apply but the provisions of this and the next following paragraph shall have effect in place thereof.

(2)Subject to the provisions of any order under section 84 of the London Government Act 1963, any development plans under the Act of 1962 operative on 31st March 1965 which relate, or so far as they relate, to any part of Greater London shall together constitute as from 1st April 1965 the initial development plan for Greater London.

(3)The Greater London Council shall cause to be carried out a survey of Greater London and shall, within such period as the Secretary of State may allow, submit to the Secretary of State a report of that survey and a general development plan for Greater London, to be known as the Greater London development plan, which, subject to any regulations made (by virtue of paragraph 10(5)(e) of this Schedule) under paragraph 6 of this Schedule, shall lay down considerations of general policy with respect to the use of land in the various parts of Greater London, including in particular guidance as to the future road system, and may make any necessary consequential modifications in the initial development plan aforesaid; and as from the date when the Greater Loudon development plan becomes operative, that plan and the initial development plan aforesaid with any modifications therein made by the Greater London development plan shall together constitute the interim development plan for Greater London.

(4)Within such period as the Secretary of State may allow after the Greater London development plan becomes operative, each London borough council shall as respects their borough carry out on behalf of the Greater London Council such further survey, if any, as the borough council may consider necessary or as the Greater London Council may direct, and submit to the Greater London Council a report on any such further survey and a local development plan which, subject to any such regulations as aforesaid, shall restate as respects the borough the relevant provisions of the initial development plan aforesaid as modified by the Greater London development plan with any alterations and additions appearing to them necessary or expedient which are consistent with the Greater London development plan; and, without prejudice to paragraph 10(1) of this Schedule, the Greater London Council shall within such further period as the Secretary of State may allow forward any such reports and those local development plans to the Secretary of State with any observations thereon by that Council.

(5)The development plan for the purposes of this Act for any London borough shall be the following, as amended from time to time by virtue of any provision of paragraphs 9 and 10 of this Schedule, that is to say—

(a)as from 1st April 1965 until the Greater London development plan becomes operative, the relevant provisions of the initial development plan aforesaid ;

(b)as from the date when the Greater London development plan becomes operative until the date when the local development plan submitted by the borough council becomes operative, the relevant provisions of the interim development plan aforesaid;

(c)as from the date when the said local development plan becomes operative, that plan together with the Greater London development plan.

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