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Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Commentary on Sections

Part 15: Supplementary

Section 250: Interpretation

This section contains interpretation provisions and defines a number of terms used throughout the Act.

Section 251: Further provision

This section allows the Department to make subordinate legislation to give full effect to the Act including transitional or transitory provisions and savings in connection with the coming into operation of any provisions.  A draft of such an order must be laid before and be approved by resolution of the Assembly.

Section 252: Minor and consequential amendments

This section provides for the amendments set out in Schedule 6 to have effect.

Section 253: Repeals

This section provides for the repeals set out in Schedule 7 to have effect.

Section 254: Commencement

This section concerns the commencement of the Act and enables the Department to make commencement orders.  Orders made under Part 3 of the Act shall be laid before and be approved by a resolution of the Assembly.  Section 249 comes into operation on Royal Assent.

Section 255: Short title

This section provides a short title for the Act.

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