Title and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1991.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), this Order shall come into operation on the expiration of 3 months from the day on which it is made.

(3) Articles 28, 53 to 63 and 81 shall come into operation on such day or days as the Head of the Department may by order appoint.


2.—(1) The [1954 c. 33 (N.I.)] Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order—

(3) For the purposes of section 42(3) of the [1973 c. 36] Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 (validity of Orders in Council under section 1(3) of the [1972 c. 22] Northern Ireland (Temporary Provisions) Act 1972) provisions of this Order which re-enact provisions of an Order in Council under the said section 1(3) shall be deemed to be provisions of such an Order.