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Local Government and Planning (Scotland) Act 1982

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17SIn section 63 (which relates to the proper maintenance of waste land)—

(a)for subsection (1) there shall be substituted the following subsections—

(1)If it appears to a planning authority that the amenity of any part of their district, or of any adjoining district, is seriously injured by reason of—

(a)the ruinous or dilapidated condition of any building in their district ; or

(b)the derelict, waste or neglected condition of any other land in their district,

the authority may serve on the owner, lessee and occupier of the building or land a notice (in this and the following section referred to as a “waste land notice”) requiring such steps for abating the injury as may be specified in the notice to be taken within such period as may be so specified.

(1A)Service under subsection (1) above shall be effected by the service of a copy of the notice ; and references in this Act to service of waste land notices shall be so construed.

(1B)Subject to section 63A of this Act, a waste land notice shall take effect on such date as may be specified in the notice, being a date not less than 28 days after the latest service thereof under subsection (1) above.

(1C)The planning authority may withdraw a waste land notice (without prejudice to their power to serve another) at any time before it takes effect ; and if they so withdraw it, they shall forthwith give notice of the withdrawal to every person on whom the notice was served. ; and

(b)in subsection (3), for the words “sections 85 and 88” there shall be substituted the words ” section 88 ”.

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