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Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary

  3. Background

  4. The Act

  5. Overview

  6. Territorial Application: Wales and Scotland

  7. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1: Regional Functions

      1. Section 1: Regional spatial strategy

      2. Section 2: Regional planning bodies

      3. Section 3: : general functions

      4. Section 4: Assistance from certain local authorities

      5. Section 5: revision

      6. Section 6: : community involvement

      7. Sections 7-10:

      8. Section 11 - 12: Regulations and Supplementary

    2. Part 2: Local Development

      1. Section 13: Survey of area

      2. Section 14: Survey of area: county councils

      3. Section 15: Local development scheme

      4. Section 16: Minerals and waste development scheme

      5. Section 17: Local development documents

      6. Section 18: Statement of community involvement

      7. Section 19: Preparation of local development documents

      8. Section 20: Independent examination

      9. Section 21: Intervention by Secretary of State

      10. Sections 22-26: Withdrawal, adoption, conformity with regional strategy, revocation and revision of

      11. Section 27: Secretary of State’s default powers

      12. Section 28: Joint local development documents

      13. Section 29-31: Joint committees

      14. Section 32: Exclusion of certain representations

      15. Section 33: Urban development corporations

      16. Section 34: Guidance

      17. Section 35: Annual monitoring report

      18. Section 36: Regulations

      19. Section 37: Interpretation

    3. Part 3: Development

      1. Section 38: Development Plan

      2. Section 39: Sustainable development

    4. Part 4: Development Control

      1. Section 40: Local development orders

      2. Section 41: Effect of revision or revocation of development order on incomplete development

      3. Section 42: Applications for planning permission and certain consents

      4. Section 43: Power to decline to determine applications

      5. Section 44: Major infrastructure projects

      6. Section 45: Simplified planning zones

      7. Section 46: Planning contribution

      8. Section 47: Planning contribution: regulations

      9. Section 48: Planning contribution: Wales

      10. Section 49: Development to include certain internal operations

      11. Section 50: Appeal made: functions of local planning authority

      12. Section 51: Duration of permission and consent

      13. Section 52: Temporary Stop Notice

      14. Section 53: Fees and charges

      15. Section 54: Duty to respond to consultation

      16. Section 55: Time in which Secretary of State to take decisions

    5. Part 5: Correction of Errors

      1. Sections 56-59: Correction of errors in decisions

      2. Section 57: Correction notice

      3. Section 58: Effect of correction

    6. Part 6: Wales

      1. Section 60: Wales Spatial Plan

      2. Section 61: Survey

      3. Section 62: Local development plan

      4. Section 63: Preparation requirements

      5. Section 64: Independent examination

      6. Section 65: Intervention by Assembly

      7. Section 66: Withdrawal of local development plan

      8. Section 67: Adoption of local development plan

      9. Section 68: Revocation of local development plan

      10. Section 69: Review of local development plan

      11. Section 70: Revision of local development plan

      12. Section 71: Assembly’s default power

      13. Section 72: Joint local development plans

      14. Section 73: Exclusions of certain representations

      15. Section 76: Annual monitoring report

    7. Part 7: Crown Application of Planning Acts

      1. Section 79: Crown application of planning Acts

      2. Section 80: Special provision relating to national security

      3. Section 81: Special provision relating to national security: Wales

      4. Section 82: Urgent Crown development

      5. Section 83: Urgent works relating to Crown land

      6. Section 84: Enforcement in relation to Crown land

      7. Section 85: Tree preservation orders affecting land where the Forestry Commissioners interested

      8. Section 86: Trees in conservation areas: acts of Crown

      9. Section 87: Old mining permissions

      10. Section 88: Subordinate legislation

      11. Section 89: Crown application: transitional

      12. Section 90: Crown application of Scottish planning Acts

      13. Section 91: Special provision for certain circumstances where disclosure of information as to national security may occur: Scotland

      14. Section 92: Urgent Crown development: Scotland

      15. Section 93: Urgent works relating to Crown land: Scotland

      16. Section 94: Enforcement in relation to Crown land: Scotland

      17. Section 95: Tree preservation orders: Scotland

      18. Section 96: Trees in conservation areas in Scotland: acts of Crown

      19. Section 97: Old mining permissions: Scotland

      20. Section 98: Subordinate legislation: Scotland

    8. Part 8: Compulsory Purchase

      1. Section 99: Compulsory acquisition of land for development

      2. Section 100: Procedure for authorisation by authority other than a Minister

      3. Section 101: Procedure for authorisation by a Minister

      4. Section 102: Confirmation by acquiring authority

      5. Section 103: Assessment of compensation: valuation date

      6. Section 104: Compensation: advance payments to mortgagees

      7. Section 105: Power to require information

      8. Sections 106-109: Loss payments

      9. Section 106: Basic loss payment

      10. Section 107: Occupier’s loss payment

      11. Section 108: Loss payments: exclusions

      12. Section 109: Loss payments: supplementary

      13. Section 110: Corresponding amendments of other enactments

    9. Part 9: Miscellaneous and General

      1. Section 113: Validity of strategies, plans and documents

      2. Section 114: Examinations

      3. Section 115: Grants for advice and assistance

      4. Section 117: Interpretation

      5. Section 118: Amendments

      6. Section 119: Transitionals

      7. Section 122: Regulations and orders

  8. Commencement

  9. Hansard References

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