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The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Wales) Regulations 2012

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Applications by local planning authorities

9.—(1) In relation to applications by local planning authorities relating to the execution of works for the demolition, alteration or extension of listed buildings or for the demolition of unlisted buildings in conservation areas, the provisions of the Act specified in section 82(3) of the Act have effect subject to the exceptions and modifications prescribed in this regulation.

(2) Where a local planning authority require listed building consent for the demolition, alteration or extension of a listed building in their area or conservation area consent for the demolition of a building within a conservation area in their area, the authority must make an application to the Welsh Ministers for that consent.

(3) Any such application must be in the form of an application to the local planning authority and is deemed to have been referred to the Welsh Ministers under section 12 of the Act. The provisions of that section apply to the determination of the application by the Welsh Ministers.

(4) Where a local planning authority are making an application for consent under paragraph (2) they must, before sending it to the Welsh Ministers—

(a)publish in a local newspaper circulating in the locality in which the building is situated a notice indicating the nature of the works which are the subject of the application and naming a place within the locality where a copy of the application and of all the plans and other documents which it is intended to submit to the Welsh Ministers with it are open to inspection by the public at all reasonable hours during the period of 21 days beginning with the date of publication of the notice; and

(b)for not less than 7 days display on or near the building a notice containing the same particulars as are required to be contained in the notice to be published in accordance with sub-paragraph (a).

(5) Paragraph (4) does not apply to any application by a local planning authority relating to works affecting only the interior of a building which when last notified to the authority by the Welsh Ministers as a building of special architectural or historic interest was classified as a Grade II (unstarred) listed building.

(6) An application by a local planning authority to the Welsh Ministers under paragraph (2) above must be accompanied by a copy of all representations duly made in relation to the application.

(7) In relation to a listed building or a building in a conservation area belonging to a local planning authority, the Welsh Ministers may serve any notice authorised to be served by a local planning authority in relation to a listed building or a building in a conservation area.

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