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Housing and Planning Act 2016

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155Local planning authorities: information about financial benefits

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After section 75 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 insert—

Information in planning reports for local planning authorities
75ZAInformation about financial benefits

(1)A local planning authority in England must make arrangements to ensure that the required financial benefits information is included in each report which—

(a)is made by an officer or agent of the authority for the purposes of a non-delegated determination of an application for planning permission, and

(b)contains a recommendation as to how the authority should determine the application in accordance with section 70(2).

(2)The required financial benefits information is—

(a)a list of any financial benefits (whether or not material to the application) which are local finance considerations or benefits of a prescribed description, and which appear to the person making the report to be likely to be obtained—

(i)by the authority, or

(ii)by a person of a prescribed description or (if regulations so provide) by any person,

as a result of the proposed development (if it is carried out);

(b)in relation to each listed financial benefit, a statement of the opinion of the person making the report as to whether the benefit is material to the application;

(c)any other prescribed information about a listed financial benefit.

(3)In this section—

  • “local finance consideration” has the same meaning as in section 70;

  • “non-delegated determination” means a determination that is not delegated to an officer of the authority in question;

  • “officer” includes employee.

(4)Regulations under this section may—

(a)prescribe a description of financial benefits by reference to the amount or value of the benefit;

(b)make different provision for different kinds of local planning authority or different kinds of development.

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