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

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

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Article 2 of this Order brings into force, on 6th April 2009, the following provisions of the Planning Act 2008 (“the Act”), in relation to England, and Wales, and to the extent specified in section 240(4) of the Act to Scotland, so far as they are not already in force —

Sections 5 to 12 (national policy statements).

Article 3 of this Order brings into force on 6th April 2009, in relation to England and Wales, the following provisions of the Act, so far as they are not already in force—

Section 13 (legal challenges to national policy statements);

Section 175 (blighted land: England and Wales, so far as it relates to land identified in national policy statements);

Section 177 (grants for advice and assistance: England and Wales);

Section 179 (delegation of functions to regional development agencies);

Section 180 (local development documents);

Section 181 and 182 (climate change);

Section 184 (correction of errors);

Paragraphs 2(3) and (4) and 3(3) of Schedule 7 (power to decline to determine applications:amendments);

Section 191(2) (validity of orders, decisions and directions);

Section 194 and paragraphs 1 to 4 and paragraph 6 of Schedule 9 (use of land: power to override easements and other rights);

Section 195 (applications and appeals by statutory undertakers);

Section 196 and paragraphs 1, 3 to 6, and 10 to 14 of Schedule 10 (so far as they relate to appeals under section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 or appeals under section 174 of that Act);

Section 206 (community infrastructure levy: the charge) for the purposes of section 211(7);

Section 211(7) (community infrastructure levy: amount);

Section 224(1) and (4) (community infrastructure levy: amendments) and

Section 238 and Schedule 13so far as they give effect to the repeals specified in Part I of the Schedule to this Order.

Article 4 of this Order brings into force on 6th April 2009, in relation to Scotland, the following provisions of the Act—

Section 176 (blighted land: Scotland so far as it relates to land identified in national policy statements);

Section 178 (grants for advice and assistance: Scotland); and

Section 236 and paragraph 1 of Schedule 12 (application of Act to Scotland; modifications.

Article 5 of this Order brings into force, on 6th April 2009, in relation to England, the following provisions of the Act, so far as they are not already in force—

Section 183 (good design);

Section 185 (power of High Court to remit strategies, plans and documents);

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

Section 191(1) and (3) (validity of orders, decisions or directions);

Section 197 and Schedule 11 (appeals: miscellaneous amendments);

Section 198 (appeals relating to old mining permissions);

Section 199 (fees for planning applications); and

Section 238 and Schedule 13 so far as they give effect to the repeals specified in Part 2 of the Schedule to this Order.

Article 6 of this Order makes savings in relation to the commencement of sections 191 and 196.

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