Explanatory Memorandum

Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

2011 CHAPTER 25

4 May 2011

Commentary on Sections

Part 4: Additional Planning Control.

Section 117: Offences

Under this section if there is a contravention of hazardous substances control the appropriate person will be guilty of an offence.  This is the case when a quantity of hazardous substance (equal to exceeding a controlled quantity) is present on or has been present on, over or under land and there is no hazardous substances consent for the presence of that substance.  Alternatively, an offence is committed if the quantity exceeds the maximum permitted by the consent or there has been a failure to comply with any conditions attached to the consent. The maximum fine on summary conviction is raised from £30,000 to £100,000.