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Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 85: Control of works for demolition, alteration or extension of listed buildings

This section provides that carrying out unauthorised works on a listed building is an offence. It sets out the penalties for an offence and provides for a number of defences. It further establishes when works for demolition, alteration or extension are authorised and excludes ecclesiastical buildings from the provision.  The maximum fine on summary conviction is raised from £30,000 to £100,000.

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