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The Planning(Northern Ireland) Order 1991


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Procedure for making orders under Article 100 or 102

103.—(1) Before making an order under Article 100 or 102 the Department shall publish in at least one newspaper circulating in the relevant area a notice—

(a)stating the general effect of the order;

(b)specifying a place in the relevant area where a copy of the draft order and of any relevant map or plan may be inspected by any person at all reasonable hours during a period of 28 days from the date of publication of the notice; and

(c)stating that, within that period, any person may by notice to the Department object to the making of the order.

(2) Not later than the date on which that notice is so published, the Department shall serve a copy of the notice, together with a copy of the draft order and of any relevant map or plan, on—

(a)every district council in whose area any land to which the order relates is situated;

(b)any gas or electricity undertakers having any cables, mains, pipes, or wires laid along, across, under or over any land over which a right of way is to be extinguished, under the order; and

(c)the operator of any telecommunications code system for the purposes of which any telecommunication apparatus is kept installed along, across, under or over any such land.

(3) The Department may cause a public local inquiry to be held by the planning appeals commission to hear objections to the proposed order.

(4) After considering any objections to the order which are not withdrawn and, where a public local inquiry is held, the report of the planning appeals commission, the Department may make the order either without modification or subject to such modifications as it thinks fit.

(5) Where the Department makes an order under Article 100 or 102 the Department shall publish, in the manner specified in paragraph (1), a notice stating that the order has been made, and naming a place where a copy of the order may be seen at all reasonable hours; and paragraph (2) shall have effect in relation to any such notice as it has effect in relation to a notice under paragraph (1).

(6) In this Article “the relevant area”, in relation to an order, means the area in which any land to which the order relates is situated.

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