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The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

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17.  In this Part—

“adoption statement” means a statement specifying—

(a)

the date on which a local plan was adopted,

(b)

if applicable, any modifications made pursuant to section 23(2) or (3) of the Act,

(c)

that any person aggrieved by the local plan may make an application to the High Court under section 113 of the Act, and

(d)

the grounds on which, and the period within which, an application may be made;

“decision statement” means—

(a)

a statement that the Secretary of State has decided under section 21(9) of the Act to approve, approve subject to specified modifications or reject, a local plan or part of it, and

(b)

where the Secretary of State decides to approve or approve subject to specified modifications, the local plan or part of it, a statement specifying—

(i)

the date on which it was approved,

(ii)

if applicable, any modifications specified in the approval,

(iii)

that any person aggrieved by it may make an application to the High Court under section 113 of the Act, and

(iv)

the grounds on which, and the period within which, an application may be made;

“proposed submission documents” means the following documents—

(a)

the local plan which the local planning authority propose to submit to the Secretary of State,

(b)

if the adoption of the local plan would result in changes to the adopted policies map, a submission policies map,

(c)

the sustainability appraisal report of the local plan,

(d)

a statement setting out—

(i)

which bodies and persons were invited to make representations under regulation 18,

(ii)

how those bodies and persons were invited to make such representations,

(iii)

a summary of the main issues raised by those representations, and

(iv)

how those main issues have been addressed in the local plan, and

(e)

such supporting documents as in the opinion of the local planning authority are relevant to the preparation of the local plan; and

“statement of the representations procedure” means a statement specifying—

(a)

the title of the local plan which the local planning authority propose to submit to the Secretary of State;

(b)

the subject matter of, and the area covered by, the local plan;

(c)

the date by which representations about the local plan must be received by the local planning authority, which must be not less than 6 weeks from the day on which the statement is published;

(d)

the address to which representations about the local plan must be made;

(e)

that representations may be made in writing or by way of electronic communications; and

(f)

that representations may be accompanied by a request to be notified at a specified address of any of the following—

(i)

the submission of the local plan for independent examination under section 20 of the Act,

(ii)

the publication of the recommendations of the person appointed to carry out an independent examination of the local plan under section 20 of the Act, and

(iii)

the adoption of the local plan.

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