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Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 129: Review of mineral planning permissions

This section and the provisions introduced by Schedules 2 and 3 enable councils to start a process resulting in an initial review of all mineral permissions granted in Northern Ireland thereby ensuring that their conditions meet modern expectations and current environmental standards.  The provisions also prevent dormant sites from reopening without a review of the conditions attached to their permissions.  A further duty is placed on councils to instigate additional periodic reviews of all mineral sites.  Although the majority of these functions will fall to councils, the Department will be able to require that certain applications for review are referred to it.

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