20 Unitary development plans and National Parks.E+W
(1)After section 10 of the planning Act (application of Chapter I), insert—
“10A Application of Chapter I in relation to Wales.
(1)This Chapter also applies to the area of any local planning authority in Wales.
(2)Subsections (3) and (4) apply where the area of a local planning authority in Wales includes—
(a)the whole or any part of an area prescribed under section 23B(2) in relation to a National Park, and
(3)The provisions of this Chapter apply separately in relation to—
(a)the Park area or, if there is more than one, each Park area, and
(b)the remaining area.
(4)Any reference in any of the following sections of this Chapter to the area of the local planning authority (including any reference which falls to be so construed) shall be construed—
(a)in its application in relation to any Park area, as a reference to that Park area, and
(b)in its application in relation to the remaining area, as a reference to that area.
(5)In this section—
“the Park area”, in relation to a National Park, means the part of the local planning authority’s area which is within the area prescribed under section 23B(2) in relation to that Park or, where there is more than one such part, those parts taken as a whole;
“the remaining area” means the part of the local planning authority’s area which is not within the area so prescribed in relation to any National Park.”
(2)In Chapter I of Part II of the planning Act, insert after section 28—
“28A Application of Chapter I in relation to Wales: transitional provisions.
(1)Until a unitary development plan becomes fully operative for the area of any local planning authority in Wales—
(a)Part IA of Schedule 2, and
(b)Part III of Schedule 5 to the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (transitional provisions in relation to structure and local plans),
shall apply in relation to that area.
(2)For the purposes of this Chapter, a unitary development plan for the area of a local planning authority in Wales has become fully operative when—
(a)it has become operative under this Chapter; or
(b)where different parts have become operative at different times, when all parts of it have become so operative.”
(3)Schedule 5 shall have effect—
(a)Part I making minor and consequential amendments to Part II of the planning Act,
(b)Part II inserting a new Part IA in Schedule 2 to the planning Act, and
(c)Part III making transitional provision, including provision with respect to the completion and adoption by new authorities of—
(i)local plans, and
(ii)proposals for alteration or replacement of structure plans and local plans,
prepared or in course of preparation on 1st April 1996.
(4)Schedule 6 shall have effect—
(a)Part I making minor and consequential amendments to the 1972 Act in relation to National Parks and countryside functions, and
(b)Part II making minor and consequential amendments to enactments concerned with planning.
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