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Planning (Development Plans) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2006 No. 382

PLANNING

Planning (Development Plans) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

Made

18th September 2006

Coming into operation

17th October 2006

The Department of the Environment makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 5(6), 6(5), 10 and 129(1) of the Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(1).

Citation and commencement

1.  These regulations may be cited as the Planning (Development Plans) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 and shall come into operation on 17th October 2006.

Amendment of the Planning (Development Plans) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991

2.  The Planning (Development Plans) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991(2) shall be amended in accordance with regulations 3 to 6.

3.  In the shoulder note to regulation 11 (public local inquiries) for the words “public local inquiries” there shall be substituted “independent examinations”.

4.  In regulations 11, 12 and 13(1)(f) for the words “a public local inquiry” there shall be substituted “an independent examination”.

5.  In the shoulder note to regulation 12 (report of public local inquiry) and in regulation 13(1)(e) for the words “public local inquiry” there shall be substituted “independent examination”.

6.  In regulations 11 and 13 for the word “inquiry” there shall be substituted “examination”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on 18 September 2006.

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Marianne Fleming

A senior officer of the Department of the Environment

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These regulations amend regulations 11, 12 and 13 of the Planning (Development Plans) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991 to replace references in regulations 11, 12 and 13 to “public local inquiries”, “public local inquiry” and “inquiry” by references to “independent examinations”, “independent examination” and “examination”.

The amendments are required following substitution of Article 7 of and amendment to Article 8 of the Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 by the Planning Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 (No. 1252 (N.I. 7)) to provide for independent examination for the purpose of considering objections to a development plan or to the alteration, repeal or replacement of a development plan.

(2)

S.R.1991 No. 119; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 2004 No. 438

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