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The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

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1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 7 November 2016.

(3) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

Amendment to the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2016

2.  For regulation 57(2) of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2016(1) substitute—

(2) Where it falls to an authority to determine an EIA application, articles 22 (time periods for decisions) and 23 (applications made under planning condition) of the 2012 Order(2) have effect as if—

(a)each of the references in articles 22(2)(a) and 23 to a period of 8 weeks is a reference to a period of 16 weeks; and

(b)the reference in article 22(2)(aa)(3) to the period of 12 weeks is a reference to the period of 20 weeks.

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3.  These Regulations do not apply to applications in relation to which amendments are received by the authority on or before the date these Regulations come into force.

Lesley Griffiths

Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, one of the Welsh Ministers

29 September 2016

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