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The Planning Act 2008 (Commencement No. 1 and Savings) Order 2009

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1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the Planning Act 2008 (Commencement No. 1 and Savings) Order 2009.

(2) In this Order—

“the Act” means the Planning Act 2008; and

“the 1990 Act” means the Town and Country Planning Act 1990(1)

Provisions coming into force on 6th April 2009 in relation to England and Wales and, to the extent specified in section 240(4) of the Act, to Scotland

2.  Sections 5 to 12 of the Act (so far as they are not yet in force) shall come into force, in relation to England and Wales and, to the extent specified in section 240(4) of the Act, to Scotland, on 6th April 2009.

Provisions coming into force on 6th April 2009 in relation to England and Wales

3.  The following provisions of the Act (so far as they are not yet in force) shall come into force, in relation to England and Wales, on 6th April 2009—

(a)section 13;

(b)section 175(1) to (2) and (4) to (8), so far as it relates to land identified in a national policy statement;

(c)section 177;

(d)section 179;

(e)section 180 to 182;

(f)section 184;

(g)191(2);

(h)section 194(1) and paragraphs 1 to 4 and 6 of Schedule 9;

(i)section 195;

(j)section 196 and paragraphs 1, 3 to 6, and 10 to 14 of Schedule 10 so far as they relate to—

(i)any appeal under section 78 of the 1990 Act against a decision of a local planning authority; or

(ii)any appeal under section 174 of the 1990 Act against an enforcement notice;

(k)section 206, for the purposes of section 211(7);

(l)section 211(7);

(m)section 224(1) and (4);

(n)paragraphs 2(3) and (4) and 3(3) of Schedule 7; and

(o)section 238, and Schedule 13 so far as they give effect to the repeals specified in Part 1 of the Schedule to this Order.

Provisions coming into force on 6th April 2009 in relation to Scotland

4.  The following provisions of the Act shall come into force on 6th April 2009, in relation to Scotland—

(a)section 176(1) to (3) and (5) to (9), so far as it relates to land identified in national policy statements;

(b)section 178; and

(c)section 236 and paragraph 1 of Schedule 12.

Provisions coming into force on 6th April 2009 in relation to England

5.  Subject to article 6 and so far as they are not yet in force, the following provisions of the Act shall come into force on 6th April 2009, in relation to England—

(a)sections 183 and 185;

(b)section 187 and paragraphs 1, 2(1) and (2), 3 (1), (2) and (4) and 4 to 6 of Schedule 7;

(c)section 191(1) and (3);

(d)section 197 and Schedule 11;

(e)section 198;

(f)section 199; and

(g)section 238, and Schedule 13 so far as they give effect to the repeals specified in Part 2 of the Schedule to this Order.

Savings

6.  (1)  The coming into force of section 191 of the Act shall have no effect in relation to legal proceedings, commenced before 6th April 2009, questioning the validity of any decision on an application referred to the Secretary of State under section 76A of the 1990 Act..

(2) The coming into force of section 196 of the Act shall have no effect in relation to any appeal of which notice was given to the Secretary of State before 6th April 2009.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Iain Wright

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Communities and Local Government

25th February 2009

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