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The Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992

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Explanatory Note

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These Regulations supersede the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1976.

Regulations 2 to 11 apply Parts III, VII and VIII of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 with modifications to—

(a)land in which a local planning authority has any interest and in relation to which the authority exercises any of the functions of a local planning authority, and

(b)the development of any land by a local planning authority exercising any of the functions of a local planning authority in relation to that land, whether the development is by the authority alone, or jointly with any other person,

except in the situations mentioned in regulation 2(a)(i) and (ii) and (b)(i) and (ii) (regulation 2).

Regulation 12 prescribes the period during which, and the manner in which, claims for compensation under certain sections of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 may be made.

Regulation 13 provides for the manner in which a notice or document referred to in section 329(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 should be marked in order that it may be taken to be duly served.

Regulation 14 applies (with modifications) certain provisions of the Public Health Act 1936 to enforcement notices and notices under section 207(1) or 215 of the 1990 Act, and provides that expenses recoverable by a local planning authority under section 178(1) of that Act are a charge on the land until recovered.

Regulation 15 makes provision in relation to the taking of proceedings for the purposes of section 251 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (extinguishment of public rights of way over land held for planning purposes) concurrently with proceedings for the acquisition of land over which the right of way is to be extinguished, or the acquisition of any other land to provide an alternative right of way.

Regulation 16 and Schedule 2 set out the prescribed forms for blight notices and counter-notices under Chapter II of Part VI of the 1990 Act.

Regulation 17 and Schedule 3 set out the prescribed forms for notices and advertisements in relation to unopposed orders revoking or modifying a permission to develop land.

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