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Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. Background and Summary

  3. Overview of the Structure

    1. Promoting growth and facilitating provision of infrastructure and related matters

    2. Other infrastructure provisions

    3. Economic measures

  4. Territorial Extent and Application

    1. Territorial extent

    2. Territorial application

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Promoting growth and facilitating provisions of infrastructure, and related matters

      1. Section1: Option to make planning application directly to the Secretary of State

      2. Section 2: Planning proceedings: costs

      3. Section 3: Compulsory purchase inquires: costs

      4. Section 4: Permitted development rights: prior approvals

      5. Section 5: Limits on power to require information with planning applications

      6. Section 6: Local development orders: repeal of pre-adoption intervention powers

      7. Section 7: Modification or discharge of affordable housing requirements

      8. Schedule 2: Modification or discharge of affordable housing requirements: related amendments

      9. Section 8: Disposals of land held for planning purposes

      10. Section 9: Electronic communications code: the need to promote growth

      11. Section 10 and Schedule 3: Periodic review of mineral planning permissions

      12. Section 11: Stopping up and diversion of highways

      13. Section 12: Stopping up and diversion of public paths

      14. Section 13: Declarations negativing intention to dedicate way as highway

      15. Section 14: Registration of town or village green: reduction of section 15(3)(c) period

      16. Section 15: Registration of town or village green: statement by owner

      17. Section 16: Restrictions on right to register land as town or village green

      18. Section 17: Applications to amend registers: modification of power to provide for fees

    2. Other infrastructure provisions

      1. Section 18: Power stations: repeal of requirements to give notice

      2. Section 19: Conditions of licences under Gas Act 1986: payments to other licence-holders

      3. Section 20: Variation of consents under Electricity Act 1989

      4. Section 21: Consents under Electricity Act 1989:  deemed planning permission

      5. Section 22: Variation and replacement of pre-Planning Act 2008 consents

      6. Section 23: Removal of Planning Act 2008 consent and certification requirements

      7. Section 24: Special parliamentary procedure in cases under the Planning Act 2008

      8. Section 25: Modifications of special parliamentary procedure in certain cases

      9. Section 26: Bringing business and commercial projects within Planning Act 2008 regime

      10. Section 27: Authorisation of road user charging under Planning Act 2008

      11. Section 28: Delegation of planning functions by Mayor of London

    3. Economic measures

      1. Section 29: Postponement of compilation of rating lists to 2017

      2. Section 30: Power to postpone compilation of Welsh rating lists

      3. Section 31: Employee Shareholders

      4. Sections 32 to 36: General provisions

      5. Section 35: Commencement

  6. Hansard References

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