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Houses in Multiple Occupation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 9: Breach of planning control

Section 8(2)(a), as read with the definition in section 9, provides that an application will be refused if the council feels there has been a breach of planning control. Carrying out development without the planning permission required, or failing to comply with any condition or limitation subject to which planning permission has been granted, constitutes a breach of planning control.  Refusals on this ground are treated slightly differently from refusals on other grounds.  In particular, the refusal must be made within 28 days of the application and there is no appeal to the county court.  However, if the applicant can show that there is no breach of planning control, they can make a renewed application for no additional fee.

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