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SCHEDULE 1Amendment of the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995

1.  In paragraph (2) of article 1 (citation, commencement and interpretation)—

(a)after the definition of “dwellinghouse”, insert the following definition—

“electronic communication” has the meaning given in section 15(1) of the Electronic Communications Act 2000(1);;

(b)for the definition of the expression “by local advertisement”, substitute—

“by local advertisement” means—

(a)

by publication of the notice in a newspaper circulating in the locality in which the land to which the application relates is situated; and

(b)

where the local planning authority maintain a website for the purpose of advertisement of applications, by publication of the notice on the website;.