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Localism Act 2011

New section 61H: Neighbourhood areas designated as business areas

268.New section 61H requires a local planning authority in designating neighbourhood areas (under new section 61G) to consider whether they should designate the area as a “business area”. This is an area which they consider is wholly or predominantly business in nature (see new section 61H(3)). Regulations can be used to add criteria to be used by an authority in determining whether an area is a business area.

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