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The Planning(Northern Ireland) Order 1991


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Effect of hazardous substances consent and change of control of land

60.—(1) Without prejudice to the provisions of this Part, any hazardous substances consent shall (except in so far as it otherwise provides) enure for the benefit of the land to which it relates and of all persons for the time being having an estate therein.

(2) A hazardous substances consent shall cease to have effect if there is a change of the person in control of part of the land to which it relates, unless an application for the continuation of the consent has previously been made to the Department.

(3) Regulations may make provision in relation to applications under paragraph (2) corresponding to any provision that may be made by regulations under Article 54 in relation to applications for hazardous substances consent.

(4) When such an application is made, the Department, having regard to any material consideration—

(a)may modify the consent in any way it considers appropriate;


(b)may revoke it.

(5) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (4), in dealing with an application the Department shall have regard to the matters to which it is required to have regard by Article 55(2).

(6) If an application relates to more than one consent, the Department may make different determinations in relation to each.

(7) If a consent relates to more than one hazardous substance, the Department may make different determinations in relation to each.

(8) lt shall be the duty of the Department, when continuing hazardous substances consent, to attach to the consent one of the following—:

(a)a statement that it is unchanged in relation to the matters included in it by virtue of Article 55(4);

(b)a statement of any change in respect of those matters.

(9) The modifications which the Department may make by virtue of paragraph (4)(a) include, without prejudice to the generality of that sub-paragraph, the making of the consent subject to conditions with respect to any of the matters mentioned in Article 55(5).

(10) Subject to paragraph (11), Article 57 shall have effect in relation to applications under paragraph (2) and to decisions on such applications as though they were applications for hazardous substances consent.

(11) In the application of Article 57 by virtue of paragraph (10)—

(a)paragraph (2) of that Article shall be omitted; and

(b)in paragraph (7) of that Article for the words from “either” to the end there shall be substituted the words “gives notice to the applicant of its decision on the application, the application shall be deemed to have been granted.”.

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