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Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Scotland) Act 1997

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38Interpretation

(1)In this Act—

  • “contravention of hazardous substances control” shall be construed in accordance with section 21(2),

  • “hazardous substances consent” means consent required by section 2,

  • “hazardous substances contravention notice” means such a notice as is mentioned in section 22(1), and

  • “the principal Act” means the [1997 c. 8.] Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997.

(2)In this Act, except in so far as the context otherwise requires and subject to the following provisions of this section, the following expressions have the same meaning as in the principal Act—

development,

development plan,

enactment,

functions,

government department,

land,

local authority,

minerals,

Minister,

owner,

planning authority,

planning permission,

prescribed,

public gas transporter,

statutory undertakers,

urban development corporation,

use, and

Valuation Office.

(3)For the purposes of sections 2 to 8, 10 to 19, 21 to 23 and 29(1) and (2) any two bodies corporate are to be treated as being one person if—

(a)one of them is a body corporate of which the other is a subsidiary (within the meaning of section 736 of the [1985 c. 6.] Companies Act 1985), or

(b)both of them are subsidiaries (within the meaning of that Act) of one and the same body corporate.

(4)For the purposes of sections 10 and 37(2) a public gas transporter shall be deemed to be a statutory undertaker.

(5)For the purposes of section 37(2) the Post Office, the Civil Aviation Authority and any holder of a licence under section 6(1) of the [1989 c. 29.] Electricity Act 1989 shall be deemed to be statutory undertakers.

(6)Without prejudice to section 20(2) of the [1978 c. 30.] Interpretation Act 1978, references in this Act to any enactment shall, except where the context otherwise requires, be construed as references to that enactment as amended by or under any other enactment.

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