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Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 12: Adoption

This section requires the Department to consider the recommendations of the independent examination and provides a power of direction for the Department to undertake one of three options at this stage.  It can direct a council to adopt the development plan document as originally prepared, adopt the document with such modifications as may be specified in the direction or direct a council to withdraw the development plan document.  A council must comply with the direction within such time as may be prescribed and adopt the plan strategy or local policies plan by resolution of the council.

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