Provisions coming into force on 1st October 2016

4.—(1) The following provisions of the Act come into force on 1st October 2016—

(a)section 132 (estate agents: lead enforcement authority);

(b)sections 141 and 142 (neighbourhood planning);

(c)section 145(1) to 145(4) (intervention by Secretary of State);

(d)section 146 (Secretary of State’s default powers);

(e)section 147 and Schedule 11 (default powers exercisable by Mayor of London or combined authority);

(f)section 148 (costs of independent examinations held by Secretary of State);

(g)section 156 (local planning authorities: information about neighbourhood development plans);

(h)section 171 (sustainable drainage).

(2) For the purposes of the reference to “a report of the kind mentioned in section 75ZA(1)” in subsection (1)(a) of section 75ZB inserted in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990(1) (“the 1990 Act”) by section 156 of the Act, section 155 of the Act (which inserts section 75ZA in the 1990 Act) is treated as if it were in force.