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22E+WFor sections 46 to 48 (conformity between local plan and structure plan) there is substituted—

46 Conformity between plans.

(1)An authority responsible for a local plan shall not make copies available as mentioned in section 40(2) unless—

(a)they have served on the authority responsible for the structure plan in their area a copy of the plan or the proposals; and

(b)such period as may be prescribed has elapsed since they served the copy of the plan or proposals.

(2)Where a local planning authority have been served with a copy as mentioned in subsection (1) they shall, before the end of any period prescribed for the purposes of that subsection, supply the authority responsible for the local plan with—

(a)a statement that the plan or the proposals are in general conformity with the structure plan; or

(b)a statement that the plan or the proposals are not in such conformity.

(3)A statement that a plan or proposals are not in such conformity shall specify the respects in which the plan or proposals are not in such conformity.

(4)Any such statement shall be treated for the purposes of this Chapter as an objection made in accordance with the regulations.

(5)Nothing in this section requires an authority to serve a copy on or supply a statement to themselves.

(6)Where—

(a)a local planning authority propose to make, alter or replace a local plan;

(b)copies of proposals for the alteration or replacement of the structure plan for their area have been made available for inspection under section 33(2); and

(c)the authority mentioned in paragraph (a) include in any relevant copy of the plan or proposals a statement that they are making the permitted assumption,

the permitted assumption shall, subject to subsection (9), be made for all purposes (including in particular any question as to conformity between plans).

(7)In this section “the permitted assumption” means the assumption that—

(a)the proposals mentioned in subsection (6)(b); or

(b)if any proposed modifications to those proposals are published in accordance with regulations made under section 53, the proposals as so modified,

have been adopted.

(8)For the purposes of subsection (6)(c) a copy is a relevant copy of a plan or proposals if it is—

(a)served under subsection (1)(a); or

(b)made available or sent under section 40(2).

(9)The permitted assumption shall not be made at any time after the authority mentioned in subsection (6)(a) know that the proposals mentioned in subsection (6)(b) have been withdrawn.

(10)The provisions of a local plan prevail for all purposes over any conflicting provisions in the relevant structure plan unless the local plan is one—

(a)stated under section 35C not to be in general conformity with the structure plan; and

(b)neither altered nor replaced after the statement was supplied.

(11)The Secretary of State may make regulations with respect to cases where—

(a)provisions in a structure plan or a local plan conflict with provisions in—

(i)a minerals local plan; or

(ii)a waste local plan;

(b)a structure plan and a local plan are made by the same authority and the provisions of the two plans conflict.

(12)Subsection (5) of section 35C applies for the purposes of this section as it applies for the purposes of that.

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 4 para. 22 wholly in force: Sch. 4 para. 22 in force for certain purposes at 25.11.1991, see s. 84(2)(3) and S.I. 1991/2728, art. 2; Sch. 4 para. 22 in force at 10.2.1992 so far as not already in force by S.I. 1991/2905, art. 4

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