Explanatory Notes

Planning (Wales) Act 2015


6 July 2015

Commentary on Sections

Part 6 Development Management etc

Section 40 – Joint planning boards to be hazardous substances authorities

159.Broadly speaking, the presence of a hazardous substance on or under land requires the consent of a hazardous substances authority. This section inserts a new subsection into section 3 of the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990 to establish that, save in certain circumstances, a joint planning board is a hazardous substances authority and will therefore exercise functions accordingly under that Act.