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Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1972

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Surveys of planning districts and preparation of development plans

1(1)Any local planning authority who have not submitted to the Secretary of State a development plan for their district shall carry out a survey of their district and shall, within such period as the Secretary of State may in any particular case allow, submit to the the Secretary of State a report of the survey together with a development plan for their district.

(2)Subject to the following provisions of this Part of this Schedule in this Act " development plan " means a plan indicating the manner in which a local planning authority propose that land in their district should be used, whether by the carrying out thereon of development or otherwise, and the stages by which any such development should be carried out.

(3)Subject to the provisions of any regulations made under this Act for regulating the form and content of development plans, any such plan shall include such maps and such descriptive matter as may be necessary to illustrate the proposals in question with such degree of particularity as may be appropriate to different parts of the district; and any such plan may in particular define the sites of proposed roads, public and other buildings and works, airfields, parks, pleasure grounds, nature reserves and other open spaces, or allocate areas of land for use for agricultural, residential, industrial or other purposes of any class specified in the plan.

(4)For the purposes of this paragraph, a development plan may define as an area of comprehensive development any area which, in the opinion of the local planning authority, should be developed or redeveloped as a whole for any one or more of the following purposes, that is to say—

(a)for the purpose of dealing satisfactorily with extensive war damage or conditions of bad lay-out or obsolete development ; or

(b)for the purpose of providing for the relocation of population or industry or the replacement of open space in the course of the development or redevelopment of any other area ; or

(c)for any other purpose specified in the plan ;

and land may be included in any area so defined whether or not provision is made by the plan for the development or redevelopment of that particular land.

(5)At any time before a development plan with respect to the whole of the district of a local planning authority has been approved by the Secretary of State, that authority may. with the consent of the Secretary of State, and shall, if so required by directions of the Secretary of State, prepare and submit to him a development plan relating to part of that district; and the foregoing provisions of this paragraph shall apply in relation to any such plan as they apply in relation to a plan relating to the whole of the district of a local planning authority.

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