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Localism Act 2011

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111Local development schemes

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(1)Section 15 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (preparation, revision and promulgation of local development schemes) is amended as follows.

(2)Omit subsection (3) (requirements as to preparation of schemes).

(3)In subsection (4) (Secretary of State or Mayor of London may direct that scheme be amended) after “thinks appropriate” insert “for the purpose of ensuring effective coverage of the authority’s area by the development plan documents (taken as a whole) for that area”.

(4)In subsection (6A)(b) (provision about directions given by Mayor of London under subsection (4)) for “the scheme is not to be brought into effect” substitute “effect is not to be given to the direction”.

(5)For subsection (7) (regulations about publicity, inspection and bringing schemes into effect) substitute—

(7)To bring the scheme into effect, the local planning authority must resolve that the scheme is to have effect and in the resolution specify the date from which the scheme is to have effect.

(6)After subsection (8A) insert—

(8AA)A direction may be given under subsection (8)(b) only if the person giving the direction thinks that revision of the scheme is necessary for the purpose of ensuring effective coverage of the authority’s area by the development plan documents (taken as a whole) for that area.

(7)After subsection (9) insert—

(9A)The local planning authority must make the following available to the public—

(a)the up-to-date text of the scheme,

(b)a copy of any amendments made to the scheme, and

(c)up-to-date information showing the state of the authority’s compliance (or non-compliance) with the timetable mentioned in subsection (2)(f).

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