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Channel Tunnel Rail Link Act 1996

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9Planning: general

(1)Subject to subsections (2) and (4) below, planning permission shall be deemed to be granted under Part III of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for the carrying out of development authorised by this Part of this Act.

(2)In the case of development consisting of the provision of parking at St. Pancras in London, other than short term parking for coaches or taxis, subsection (1) above shall only apply to development which—

(a)is carried out on land within the limits of deviation for Works Nos. 1C, 1CC, 5C, 5D, 5D(1) or 5EE or the land in the London Borough of Camden numbered 37 and 61 on the deposited plans, and

(b)does not, when taken together with any other relevant development—

(i)so far as involving the provision of parking for cars, involve the provision of more than 750 parking spaces, and

(ii)so far as involving the provision of parking for coaches, involve the provision of more than 30 parking spaces.

(3)For the purposes of subsection (2)(b) above, relevant development is development consisting of the provision of parking, other than short term parking for coaches or taxis—

(a)which is carried out on such land as is mentioned in subsection (2)(a) above, and

(b)for which planning permission is deemed by subsection (1) above to be granted.

(4)In the case of development consisting of the provision of a combined international and domestic passenger station and parking at Ebbsfleet in Kent, subsection (1) above shall only apply to development which—

(a)is carried out on the land in the borough of Dartford, parish of Swanscombe and Greenhithe, numbered 25 to 33 on the deposited plans and the land in the borough of Gravesham, town of Gravesend, numbered 16, 17, 22 to 34, 45, 46, 109, 110 and 112 on those plans, and

(b)does not involve the provision of more than 9,000 parking spaces.

(5)Schedule 6 to this Act (which makes provision about planning conditions) shall have effect in relation to development for which planning permission is deemed by subsection (1) above to be granted, other than development to which subsection (2) or (4) above applies.

(6)The planning permission deemed by subsection (1) above to be granted shall, so far as relating to development to which subsection (2) or (4) above applies, be deemed to be granted subject to a condition specifying the matters mentioned in subsection (7) below as reserved matters for the subsequent approval of the relevant planning authority.

(7)The matters referred to above are—

(a)in the case of development to which subsection (2) above applies, the siting, design and external appearance of, and means of access to, the development, and

(b)in the case of development to which subsection (4) above applies, the siting, layout, design, external appearance and landscaping of the development.

(8)Development for which permission is deemed by this section to be granted shall be treated as not being development of a class for which planning permission is granted by the [S.I. 1995/418.] Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (or any order replacing that order).

(9)Planning permission which is deemed by this section to be granted shall be treated as specific planning permission for the purposes of section 264(3)(a) of the [1990 c. 8.] Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (specific planning permission for the development of statutory undertakers' land relevant to whether the land is operational land).

(10)In subsections (2) and (4) above, references to development consisting of the provision of parking do not include development consisting of the provision of parking on working sites.

(11)In subsection (6) above, “relevant planning authority” means—

(a)in relation to Greater London, the local planning authority, and

(b)in relation to Essex or Kent, the district planning authority.

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