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33Effect of requirement for development consent on other consent regimesE+W+S

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(1)To the extent that development consent is required for development, none of the following is required to be obtained for the development or given in relation to it—

(a)planning permission;

(b)consent under section 10(1), 11(1) or 12(1) of the Green Belt (London and Home Counties) Act 1938 (c. xciii) (erection of buildings and construction of sewer main pipes, watercourses and electric lines etc. on Green Belt land);

(c)a pipe-line construction authorisation under section 1(1) of the Pipe-lines Act 1962 (c. 58) (authorisation for construction of cross-country pipe-lines);

(d)authorisation by an order under section 4(1) of the Gas Act 1965 (c. 36) (storage of gas in underground strata);

(e)notice under section 14(1) of the Energy Act 1976 (conversion of generating station from one fuel to another);

(f)to the extent that the development relates to land in England, consent under section 2(3) or 3 of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979;

(g)to the extent that the development relates to land in England, notice under section 35 of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979;

(h)consent under section 36 or 37 of the Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29) (construction etc. of generating stations and installation of overhead lines);

(i)to the extent that the development relates to land in England, consent under section 8(1), (2) or (3) of the Listed Buildings Act;

(j)to the extent that the development relates to land in England, consent under section 74(1) of the Listed Buildings Act.

(2)To the extent that development consent is required for development, the development may not be authorised by any of the following—

(a)an order under section 14 or 16 of the Harbours Act 1964 (c. 40) (orders in relation to harbours, docks and wharves);

(b)an order under section 4(1) of the Gas Act 1965 (order authorising storage of gas in underground strata);

(c)an order under section 1 or 3 of the Transport and Works Act 1992 (c. 42) (orders as to railways, tramways, inland waterways etc.).

(3)Subsection (2) is subject to section 34.

(4)If development consent is required for the construction, improvement or alteration of a highway, none of the following may be made or confirmed in relation to the highway or in connection with the construction, improvement or alteration of the highway—

(a)an order under section 10 of the Highways Act 1980 (c. 66) (general provisions as to trunk roads) directing that the highway should become a trunk road;

(b)an order under section 14 of that Act (supplementary orders relating to trunk roads and classified roads);

(c)a scheme under section 16 of that Act (schemes authorising the provision of special roads);

(d)an order under section 18 of that Act (supplementary orders relating to special roads);

(e)an order or scheme under section 106 of that Act (orders and schemes providing for construction of bridges over or tunnels under navigable waters);

(f)an order under section 108 or 110 of that Act (orders authorising the diversion of navigable and non-navigable watercourses);

(g)an order under section 6 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22) (toll orders).

[F1(5)The Secretary of State may by order—

(a)amend subsection (1) or (2)—

(i)to add or remove a type of consent, or

(ii)to vary the cases in relation to which a type of consent is within that subsection;

(b)make further provision, or amend or repeal provision, about—

(i)the types of consent that are, and are not, within subsection (1) or (2), or

(ii)the cases in relation to which a type of consent is, or is not, within either of those subsections.

(6)In this section “consent” means—

(a)a consent or authorisation that is required, under legislation, to be obtained for development,

(b)a consent, or authorisation, that—

(i)may authorise development, and

(ii)is given under legislation, or

(c)a notice that is required by legislation to be given in relation to development.

(7)In subsection (6) “legislation” means an Act or an instrument made under an Act.

(8)An order under subsection (5) may not affect—

(a)a requirement for a devolved consent to be obtained for, or given in relation to, development, or

(b)whether development may be authorised by a devolved consent.

(9)A consent is “devolved” for the purposes of subsection (8) if—

(a)provision for the consent would be within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales if the provision were contained in an Act of the Assembly,

(b)provision for the consent is, or could be, made by the Welsh Ministers in an instrument made under an Act,

(c)the consent is not within subsection (6)(c) and the Welsh Ministers have a power or duty—

(i)to decide, or give directions as to how to decide, whether the consent is given,

(ii)to decide, or give directions as to how to decide, some or all of the terms on which the consent is given, or

(iii)to revoke or vary the consent, or

(d)the consent is within subsection (6)(c) and the notice has to be given to the Welsh Ministers or otherwise brought to their attention.

(10)An order under subsection (5)(b) may amend this Act.]

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