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Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004

Section 47: Planning contribution: regulations

74.Section 47 sets out the range of powers in the regulations for defining the scope of contributions. It allows the Secretary of State to provide:

  • maximum and minimum contributions via the prescribed means; and to periodically adjust the criteria by reference to which the value of a contribution made by the prescribed means is to be determined;

  • a requirement to publish an annual report in relation to planning contributions;

  • the procedure for preparing the document referred to above (in which the local planning authority sets out matters relating to planning contributions), where this is not a development plan document, and the circumstances in which the Secretary of State might take steps in relation to its preparation;

  • provisions relating to enforcement, modification and discharge of planning contributions;

  • a provision requiring that the local authority may only spend receipts from prescribed means on matters identified in the document referred to above;

  • a provision enabling the terms of the planning contribution to be set out in writing.

  • a provision to allow the Secretary of State to make different provision in different areas or local authorities.

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