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Housing and Planning Act 2016

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Section 150

SCHEDULE 12Permission in principle for development of land: minor and consequential amendments

This schedule has no associated Explanatory Notes

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8)

1The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 is amended as follows.

2In section 2A (the Mayor of London: applications of potential strategic importance), in subsections (1)(a) and (1B), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

3In the heading before section 61W, after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

4In section 61W (requirement to carry out pre-application consultation), in subsection (1)(a), after “planning permission” insert “, or permission in principle,”.

5In section 61X (duty to take account of responses to consultation), in subsection (1)(a) and (b), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

6In section 61Y (power to make supplementary provision), in subsection (1), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

7In the heading before section 62, after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

8(1)Section 62 (applications for planning permission) is amended as follows.

(2)In the heading and in subsection (1), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

(3)In subsection (7)—

(a)after “the application for planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”;

(b)in paragraphs (a) and (b), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

9In section 65 (notice etc of applications for planning permission), in the heading and in subsections (1)(a), (3), (5) and (8), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

10In section 69 (register of applications etc), after paragraph (a) of subsection (1) insert—

(aza)applications for permission in principle;.

11(1)Section 70 (determination of applications: general considerations) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2), for “such an application” substitute “an application for planning permission or permission in principle”.

(3)In subsection (2A), for “Subsection (2)(b) does not” substitute “Subsections (1A), (2)(b) and (2ZZA) to (2ZZC) do not”.

12(1)Section 70A (power to decline to determine subsequent application) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (5), after paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)an application for permission in principle for the development of any land;.

(3)In subsection (8), for “An application for planning permission is similar” substitute “Subject to subsection (9), an application is similar”.

(4)After that subsection insert—

(9)An application within subsection (5)(a) or (b) is not similar to an earlier application within subsection (5)(aa).

13(1)Section 70B (power to decline to determine overlapping application) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsections (1) and (4A), after “planning permission” insert “, or permission in principle,”.

(3)In subsection (5) omit “for planning permission”.

14In section 70C (power to decline to determine retrospective application), in subsections (1) and (2), after “for planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

15In section 71 (consultation in connection with determinations under section 70), in subsection (1), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

16In section 71A (assessment of environmental effects), in subsection (1), after “planning permission” insert “, or permission in principle,”.

17(1)Section 74 (directions etc as to method of dealing with applications) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)after “applications for planning permission” insert “, or permission in principle,”;

(b)in paragraphs (a), (c), (d) and (f), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”;

(c)in paragraph (b), after “planning permission” insert “, or permission in principle,”.

(3)In subsection (1B)—

(a)in paragraph (a), after “planning permission” insert “, or permission in principle,”;

(b)in paragraph (c), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

18In section 76C (provisions applying to applications made under section 62A), after subsection (2) insert—

(2A)Sections 65(5) and 70 to 70C apply, with any necessary modifications, to an application for permission in principle made to the Secretary of State under section 62A as they apply to an application for permission in principle which is to be determined by the local planning authority.

(2B)Any requirements imposed by a development order by virtue of section 62(1), (2) or (8), 65 or 71 or paragraph 8(6) of Schedule 1 may be applied by a development order, with or without modifications, to an application for permission in principle made to the Secretary of State under section 62A.

19In section 76D (deciding applications made under section 62A), in subsection (3), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

20(1)Section 77 (references of applications to Secretary of State) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

(3)In subsection (4)—

(a)for “subsection (5), where” substitute subsection (5)—

(a)where;

(b)for “local planning authority and” substitute local planning authority;

(b)where an application for permission in principle is referred to the Secretary of State under this section, section 70 shall apply, with any necessary modifications, as it applies to such an application which falls to be determined by the local planning authority;

and.

21In section 78 (right of appeal against planning decisions and failure to take such decision), in subsection (1), after paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)refuse an application for permission in principle;.

22(1)Section 78A (appeal made: functions of local planning authorities) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), after “section 78(1)(a)” insert “or (aa)”.

(3)In subsection (4), for “to grant the application” substitute “to grant an application mentioned in section 78(1)(a)”.

23(1)Section 79 (determination of appeals) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (4)—

(a)for “subsection (2), the provisions of sections” substitute subsection (2)—

(a)sections;

(b)after “under section 78” insert “in respect of an application within section 78(1)(a), (b) or (c)”;

(c)for “local planning authority and” substitute local planning authority;

(b)section 70 shall apply, with any necessary modifications, in relation to an appeal to the Secretary of State under section 78 in respect of an application for permission in principle as it applies in relation to such an application which falls to be determined by the local planning authority;

and.

(3)After subsection (6) insert—

(6ZA)If, before or during the determination of such an appeal in respect of an application for permission in principle to develop land, the Secretary of State forms the opinion that, having regard to the provisions of section 70 and the development order, permission in principle for that development could not have been granted by the local planning authority, he may decline to determine the appeal or to proceed with the determination.

24In the heading before section 97, after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

25(1)Section 97 (power to revoke or modify planning permission) is amended as follows.

(2)In the heading, at the end insert “or permission in principle”.

(3)In subsection (1), for the words from “modify” to “the authority” substitute modify—

(a)any permission (including permission in principle) to develop land granted on an application made under this Part, or

(b)any permission in principle granted by a development order,

the authority.

(4)In subsection (3)(a) and (b), for “where the permission” substitute “in the case of planning permission that”.

(5)In subsection (4), for “permission” substitute “planning permission”.

26In section 99 (procedure for section 97 orders: unopposed cases), in subsection (8)(a), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

27(1)In section 106BB (duty to notify the Mayor of London of certain applications under section 106BA), in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of subsection (1), for “planning permission” substitute “permission”.

(2)At the end of that subsection insert—

In this subsection, “permission” means planning permission or permission in principle.

28(1)Section 107 (compensation where planning permission revoked or modified) is amended as follows.

(2)In the heading, after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

(3)In subsection (1)—

(a)after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”;

(b)or “section 97” substitute “section 97(1)(a)”.

(4)In subsections (2) and (3), for “this section” substitute “subsection (1)”.

(5)In subsection (4)—

(a)for “this section” substitute “subsection (1)”;

(b)for “consisting” substitute “that is attributable to the revocation or modification of planning permission and consists”.

(6)After that subsection insert—

(4A)A development order may make provision for the payment of compensation, in such circumstances and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed in the order, where permission in principle is revoked or modified by an order under section 97(1)(b).

29(1)Section 108 (compensation for refusal or conditional grant of planning permission formerly granted by development order etc) is amended as follows.

(2)In the heading, after “planning permission” insert “etc”.

(3)After subsection (2A) insert—

(2B)Where—

(a)permission in principle granted by a development order is withdrawn by the revocation or amendment of the order, and

(b)on an application made under Part 3 or section 293A before the end of the period of 12 months beginning with the date on which the revocation or amendment came into operation, permission in principle is refused for development of a description that is the same as, or falls within, that to which the withdrawn permission in principle related,

section 107 shall apply as if the permission in principle granted by the development order had been granted by the local planning authority under Part 3 or section 293A, and had been revoked or modified by an order under section 97.

(4)In subsection (3), after “planning permission” insert “, or permission in principle,”.

(5)In subsections (3B)(a) and (3C)(a), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

(6)In subsection (3C)(b), for “planning permission” substitute “permission”.

(7)In subsection (3C)(d), before “either” insert “where the development order granted planning permission,”.

30In section 109 (apportionment of compensation for depreciation), in the definition of “relevant planning decision” in subsection (6), for “by which planning permission is refused, or is granted” substitute “by which planning permission or permission in principle is refused, or by which planning permission is granted”.

31In section 284 (validity of development plans and certain orders, decisions and directions), in subsection (3)(i), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

32In section 286 (challenges to validity on ground of authority’s powers), in subsections (1)(a) and (2), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

33In section 293 (application to Crown: definitions), in subsection (2A), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

34(1)Section 293A (urgent Crown development: application) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2), after “planning permission” (in both places) insert “or permission in principle”.

(3)In subsection (4)(a), after “planning permission” insert “, or (as the case may be) permission in principle,”.

35(1)Section 298A (application for planning permission by Crown) is amended as follows.

(2)In the heading, after “planning permission” insert “etc”.

(3)In subsection (1), after “for planning permission” insert “, for permission in principle”.

36In section 303 (fees for planning applications etc), in subsection (4), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

37In section 316 (land of interested planning authorities and development by them), for subsection (7) substitute—

(7)This section applies—

(a)to permission in principle to develop any land, and

(b)to any consent required in respect of any land,

as it applies to planning permission to develop land.

38In section 322B (local inquiries in London: special provision as to costs in certain cases)—

(a)in subsection (1)(a),

(b)in paragraph (a) of the subsection set out in subsection (5), and

(c)in paragraph (a) of the subsection set out in subsection (6),

after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

39In section 332 (combined applications), in subsection (1)(a), after “planning permission” insert “, or permission in principle,”.

40(1)In section 336 (interpretation), subsection (1) is amended as follows.

(2)At the appropriate place insert—

  • “permission in principle” means permission of the kind referred to in section 58A;.

(3)At the end of the definition of “planning permission” insert “but does not include permission in principle”.

41(1)Schedule 1 (local planning authorities: distribution of functions) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph 3(1)(a), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

(3)In paragraph 4(2), after “application for planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

(4)In paragraphs 7(1), 8(1) and 8(2)(b)(i), 11(1)(a), 16(2)(a) and 18, after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (c. 9)

42(1)In section 66 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (general duty as respects listed buildings in exercise of planning functions) in subsection (1), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

43In section 91(2) of that Act (expressions that have the same meaning as in the principal Act), at the appropriate place insert—

  • permission in principle.

Commons Act 2006 (c. 26)

44(1)Schedule 1A to the Commons Act 2006 (exclusion of right under section 15) is amended as follows.

(2)In the first column of the Table, in paragraphs 1 and 2, after “An application for planning permission” insert “, or permission in principle,”.

(3)In the second column of the Table, in paragraphs 1(c) and 2(c), after “planning permission” insert “or permission in principle”.

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