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The Planning(Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Control of advertisements

67.—(1) Subject to this Article, provision shall be made by regulations under this Order for restricting or regulating the display of advertisements so far as appears to the Department to be expedient in the interests of amenity or public safety.

(2) Without prejudice to paragraph (1), any such regulations may provide—

(a)for regulating the dimensions, appearance and position of advertisements which may be displayed, the sites on which advertisements may be displayed and the manner in which they are to be affixed to the land;

(b)for requiring the consent of the Department to be obtained for the display of advertisements;

(c)for applying in relation to any such consent and to applications for such consent any of the provisions of Part IV or VIII of this Order or Part 111 of the Act of 1965 subject to such adaptations and modifications as may be specified in the regulations.

(3) Areas of special control for the purposes of regulations under this Article may be defined by means of orders made by the Department in accordance with the regulations.

(4) Where the Department is authorised by the regulations to make any such order as is mentioned in paragraph (3), the regulations shall provide for the publication of notice of the proposed order in such manner as may be prescribed by the regulations, for the consideration of objections duly made thereto and for the holding of such inquiries or other hearings by the planning appeals commission as may be so prescribed before the order is made.

(5) Where the display of advertisements in accordance with regulations made under this Article involves development of land, planning permission for that development shall be deemed to be granted by virtue of this Article, and no application shall be necessary in that behalf under Part IV.

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