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The Planning(Northern Ireland) Order 1991


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Simplified planning zones

14.—(1) A simplified planning zone is an area in respect of which a simplified planning zone scheme is in force.

(2) The adoption of a simplified planning zone scheme has effect to grant in relation to the zone, or any part of it specified in the scheme, planning permission for development specified in the scheme or for development of any class so specified.

(3) Planning permission under a simplified planning zone scheme may be unconditional or subject to such conditions, limitations or exceptions as may be specified in the scheme.

(4) A simplified planning zone scheme shall consist of a map and a written statement, and such diagrams, illustrations and descriptive matter as the Department thinks appropriate for explaining or illustrating the provisions of the scheme, and shall specify—

(a)the development or classes of development permitted by the scheme;

(b)the land in relation to which permission is granted; and

(c)any conditions, limitations or exceptions subject to which it is granted;

and shall contain such other matters as may be prescribed.

(5) The Department may at any time make a simplified planning zone scheme in respect of any area or alter a scheme adopted by it in respect of any area.

(6) Articles 5, 6, 7 and 8(1) shall, with any necessary modifications, apply to the making or alteration of a simplified planning zone scheme as they apply to the making or alteration of a development plan.

(7) Without prejudice to paragraph (6), the Department may make regulations with respect to—

(a)the form and content of simplified planning zone schemes; and

(b)the procedure to be followed in connection with the making or alteration of such schemes.

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