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40 Listed buildings and conservation areas.E+W

The enactments relating to listed buildings and conservation areas are amended in accordance with Part I of Schedule 9 with respect to the following matters—

(a)the treatment of free-standing objects and structures within the curtilage of a listed building;

(b)the scope of the exception for urgent works to a listed building;

(c)the grant of listed building consent subject to the subsequent approval of detail;

(d)applications for the variation or discharge of conditions attached to listed building consent;

(e)the extent of the exemption accorded to ecclesiastical buildings;

(f)dangerous structure orders in respect of listed buildings;

(g)the power of a local authority, the Secretary of State or the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England to carry out urgent works for the preservation of a building;

(h)the control of demolition in a conservation area;

(i)the form of an application for listed building consent; and

(j)the powers of the Secretary of State with respect to applications for listed building consent.

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42 Recovery of Minister’s costs in connection with inquiries.E+W

(1)The following provisions of this section apply where a Minister is authorised under or by virtue of any of the following statutory provisions to recover costs incurred by him in relation to an inquiry—

(a)section 250(4) of the M1Local Government Act 1972 (general provision as to costs of inquiries),

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(c)section 129(1)(d) of the M2Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (costs of inquiry under that Act),

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(e)any other statutory provision to which this section is applied by order of the Minister.

(2)What may be recovered by the Minister is the entire administrative cost of the inquiry, so that, in particular—

(a)there shall be treated as costs incurred in relation to the inquiry such reasonable sum as the Minister may determine in respect of the general staff costs and overheads of his department, and

(b)there shall be treated as costs incurred by the Minister holding the inquiry any costs incurred in relation to the inquiry by any other Minister or government department and, where appropriate, such reasonable sum as that Minister or department may determine in respect of general staff costs and overheads.

(3)The cost of an inquiry which does not take place may be recovered by the Minister from any person who would have been a party to the inquiry to the same extent, and in the same way, as the cost of an inquiry which does take place.

(4)The Minister may by regulations prescribe for any description of inquiry a standard daily amount and where an inquiry of that description does take place what may be recovered is—

(a)the prescribed standard amount in respect of each day (or an appropriate proportion of that amount in respect of a part of a day) on which the inquiry sits or the person appointed to hold the inquiry is otherwise engaged on work connected with the inquiry,

(b)costs actually incurred in connection with the inquiry on travelling or subsistence allowances or the provision of accommodation or other facilities for the inquiry,

(c)any costs attributable to the appointment of an assessor to assist the person appointed to hold the inquiry, and

(d)any legal costs or disbursements incurred or made by or on behalf of the Minister in connection with the inquiry.

(5)An order or regulations under this section shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(6)An order applying this section to a statutory provision may provide for the consequential repeal of so much of that provision, or any other provision, as restricts the sum recoverable by the Minister in respect of the services of any officer engaged in the inquiry or is otherwise inconsistent with the application of the provisions of this section.

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2S. 42 applied (01. 12. 1991) by Land Drainage Act 1991 (c. 59, SIF 73:1), ss. 69(7), 76(2).

S. 42: functions shall be exercisable by the Assembly concurrently with any Minister of the Crown (16.2.2000) by S.I. 2000/253, art. 2, Sch. 1

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43 Compulsory acquisition of land on behalf of parish or community councils. E+W

For section 125 of the M3Local Government Act 1972 (compulsory acquisition of land on behalf of parish or community councils) substitute—

125 Compulsory acquisition of land on behalf of parish or community councils.

(1)If a parish or community council are unable to acquire by agreement under section 124 above and on reasonable terms suitable land for a purpose for which they are authorised to acquire land other than—

(a)the purpose specified in section 124(1)(b) above, or

(b)a purpose in relation to which the power of acquisition is by an enactment expressly limited to acquisition by agreement,

they may represent the case to the council of the district in which the parish or community is situated.

(2)If the district council are satisfied that suitable land for the purpose cannot be acquired on reasonable terms by agreement, they may be authorised by the Secretary of State to purchase compulsorily the land or part of it; and the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 shall apply in relation to the purchase.

(3)The district council in making and the Secretary of State in confirming an order for the purposes of this section shall have regard to the extent of land held in the neighbourhood by an owner and to the convenience of other property belonging to the same owner and shall, as far as practicable, avoid taking an undue or inconvenient quantity of land from any one owner.

(4)The order shall be carried into effect by the district council but the land when acquired shall be conveyed to the parish or community council; and accordingly in construing for the purposes of this section and of the order any enactment applying in relation to the compulsory acquisition, the parish or community council or the district council, or the two councils jointly, shall, as the case may require, be treated as the acquiring authority.

(5)The district council may recover from the parish or community council the expenses incurred by them in connection with the acquisition of land under this section.

(6)If a parish or community council make representations to a district council with a view to the making of an order under this section and the district council—

(a)refuse to make an order, or

(b)do not make an order within 8 weeks from the making of the representations or such longer period as may be agreed between the two councils,

the parish or community council may petition the Secretary of State who may make the order, and this section and the provisions of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 shall apply as if the order had been made by the district council and confirmed by the Secretary of State.

(7)In the application of this section to a parish or community council for a group of parishes or communities—

(a)references to the parish or community shall be construed as references to the area of the group, and

(b)if different parts of the area of the group lie in different districts, references to the council of the district in which the parish or community is situated shall be construed as references to the councils of each of the districts acting jointly..

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C3S. 43 restricted by S.I. 1990/614, art. 3

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F4S. 44 repealed by Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29, SIF 44:1), s. 112(4), Sch. 18 (with s. 112(3), Sch. 17 para. 35(1) )

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47 Areas which may be designated urban development areas.E+W

In section 134 of the M4Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 (power to designate urban development areas), omit subsection (2) (which restricts the power to land in metropolitan districts and certain land in or adjacent to inner London).

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48 Repeal of unnecessary enactments.E+W

(1)The following enactments are repealed—

(a)section 52 of the M5Requisitioned Land and War Works Act 1945 and paragraph 10 of the Schedule to the M6Requisitioned Land and War Works Act 1948 (reimbursement of expense of restoring land affected by war works, &c.);

(b)sections 66 to 72 of the M7Town and Country Planning Act 1971 (special control over industrial development);

(c)sections 250 to 252 of that Act (grants to local authorities for development of land, &c.).

(2)The repeal does not affect the operation—

(a)of section 52 of the Requisitioned Land and War Works Act 1945 or paragraph 10 of the Schedule to the Requisitioned Land and War Works Act 1948 in relation to undertakings given before the repeal;

(b)of sections 250 to 252 of the 1971 Act in relation to land for which approval for the purposes of regulations under section 250 was sought before 1st April 1986.

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49 Minor and consequential amendments; repeals.E+W

(1)The Town and Country Planning Act 1971, and certain related enactments, are amended in accordance with Part I of Schedule 11 with respect to the following matters—

(a)the operation of the Use Classes Order on the subdivision of the planning unit;

(b)the provision which may be made by development orders;

(c)the construction of references to certain documents relating to access for the disabled;

(d)applications to vary or revoke conditions attached to planning permission;

(e)the procedure on appeals and applications disposed of without a local inquiry or hearing;

(f)purchase notices;

(g)local inquiries;

(h)the determination of appeals by inspectors; and

(i)daily penalties for offences;

and that Part also contains amendments consequential on the provisions of this Part.

(2)The enactments specified in Part III of Schedule 12 are repealed to the extent specified.

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F6S. 50 repealed (27.5.1997) by 1997 c. 11, ss. 3, 6(2), Sch. 1 Pt. I (with s. 5, Sch. 3)

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F7S. 51 repealed (27.5.1997) by 1997 c. 11, ss. 3, 6(2), Sch. 1 Pt. I (with s. 5, Sch. 3)

52 Termination of grants for redevelopment etc.S

(1)No payment of grant under—

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(b)section 14 of the M8Housing and Town Development (Scotland) Act 1957, and

(c)section 9 of the M9Local Government (Scotland) Act 1966

shall be made for the financial year 1986-87 or for any subsequent financial year.

(2)No claim for grant under the enactments mentioned in subsection (1)(a) and (b) above in respect of financial years prior to 1986-87 shall be entertained by the Secretary of State unless—

(a)it is received by him before this Act is passed, and

(b)any information reasonably required by him in relation to any such claim is received by him before the expiry of the period of two months after this Act is passed.

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F8S. 52(1)(a) repealed (27.5.1997) by 1997 c. 11, ss. 3, 6(2), Sch. 1 Pt. I (with s. 5, Sch. 3)

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53 Minor and consequential amendments; repeals.S

(1)The M10Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1972, the M11Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and certain related enactments are amended in accordance with Part II of Schedule 11 with respect to the following matters—

(a)directions as to modifications of local plans;

(b)the operation of the Use Classes Order on the sub-division of the planning unit;

(c)the provision that may be made by development orders;

(d)applications to vary or revoke conditions attached to planning permission;

(e)land adversely affecting the amenity of the neighbourhood;

(f)purchase notices;

(g)National Scenic Areas;

(h)local inquiries;

(i)procedure on applications and appeals disposed of without an inquiry or hearing;

(j)the determination of appeals by appointed persons;

(k)daily penalties for offences;

and that Part also contains other minor amendments and amendments consequential on the provisions of this Part.

(2)The enactments mentioned in Part IV of Schedule 12 to this Act are repealed to the extent specified.

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I1S. 53(1)(2) partly in force; s. 53(1)(2) not in force at Royal Assent see s. 57(1)-(3); s. 53(1)(2) in force for specified purposes at 1.6.1996 by S.I. 1996/1276, art. 2

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54 Effect of modification or termination of enterprise zone scheme.E+W+S

(1)In Schedule 32 to the M12Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 (enterprise zones), for paragraphs 21 and 22 (effect of modification or termination of scheme on planning permission) substitute—

Effect on planning permission of modification or termination of scheme

21Modifications to a scheme do not affect planning permission under the scheme in any case where the development authorised by it has been begun before the modifications take effect.

22(1)Upon an area ceasing to be an enterprise zone planning permission under the scheme shall cease to have effect except in a case where the development authorised by it has been begun.

(2)The following provisions (which provide for the termination of planning permission if the completion of development is unreasonably delayed) apply to planning permission under the scheme where development has been begun but not completed by the time the area ceases to be an enterprise zone—

(a)in England and Wales, subsections (2) to (6) of section 44 of the 1971 Act;

(b)in Scotland, subsections (2) to (6) of section 41 of the 1972 Act..

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F9S. 54(2) repealed (27.5.1997) by 1997 c. 11, ss. 3, 6(2), Sch. 1 Pt. I (with s. 5, Sch. 3)

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55 Discrimination in exercise of planning functions.E+W+S

— In Part III of the M13 Race Relations Act 1976 (discrimination in fields other than employment), after section 19 insert—

19A Discrimination by planning authorities.

(1)It is unlawful for a planning authority to discriminate against a person in carrying out their planning functions.

(2)In this section “planning authority” means—

(a)in England and Wales, a county, district or London borough council, a joint planning board, a special planning board or a National Park Committee, and

(b)in Scotland, a planning authority or regional planning authorit,

and includes an urban development corporation and a body having functions (whether as an enterprise zone authority or a body invited to prepare a scheme) under Schedule 32 to the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980.

(3)In this section “planning functions” means—

(a)in England and Wales, functions under the Town and Country Planning Act 1971, and such other functions as may be prescribed, and

(b)in Scotland, functions under the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1972 or Part IX of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, and such other functions as may be prescribed,

and includes, in relation to an urban development corporation, planning functions under Part XVI of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 and, in relation to an enterprise zone authority or body invited to prepare an enterprise zone scheme, functions under Part XVIII of that Act..

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