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[F1[F2England: consultation] before applying for planning permission [F3or permission in principle] E+W

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F1Ss. 61W-61Y and cross-heading inserted (temp.) (15.11.2011 for specified purposes, 17.12.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), ss. 122(1), 240(5)(l) (with ss. 122(3), 144); S.I. 2013/2931, art. 2 (This amendment is extended (21.10.2020) and now ceases to have effect on 15.12.2025 by virtue of The Town and Country Planning (Pre-application Consultation) Order 2020 (S.I. 2020/1051), arts. 1, 2)

F2Words in s. 61W cross-heading substituted (6.9.2015 for specified purposes, 1.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by Planning (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw 4), ss. 17(5), 58(2)(b)(4)(b); S.I. 2016/52, art. 2(a) (with art. 6)

F3Words in s. 61W cross-heading inserted (13.7.2016) by Housing and Planning Act 2016 (c. 22), s. 216(3), Sch. 12 para. 3; S.I. 2016/733, reg. 3(d)

61W[F4England: requirement] to carry out pre-application consultationE+W

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(1)Where—

(a)a person proposes to make an application for planning permission[F5, or permission in principle,] for the development of any land in England, and

(b)the proposed development is of a description specified in a development order,

the person must carry out consultation on the proposed application in accordance with subsections (2) and (3).

(2)The person must publicise the proposed application in such manner as the person reasonably considers is likely to bring the proposed application to the attention of a majority of the persons who live at, or otherwise occupy, premises in the vicinity of the land.

(3)The person must consult each specified person about the proposed application.

(4)Publicity under subsection (2) must—

(a)set out how the person (“P”) may be contacted by persons wishing to comment on, or collaborate with P on the design of, the proposed development, and

(b)give such information about the proposed timetable for the consultation as is sufficient to ensure that persons wishing to comment on the proposed development may do so in good time.

(5)In subsection (3) “specified person” means a person specified in, or of a description specified in, a development order.

(6)Subsection (1) does not apply—

(a)if the proposed application is an application under section 293A, or

(b)in cases specified in a development order.

(7)A person subject to the duty imposed by subsection (1) must, in complying with that subsection, have regard to the advice (if any) given by the local planning authority about local good practice.

Textual Amendments

F4Words in s. 61W title substituted (6.9.2015 for specified purposes, 1.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by Planning (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw 4), ss. 17(4), 58(2)(b)(4)(b); S.I. 2016/52, art. 2(a) (with art. 6)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 61W applied (with modifications) by S.I. 2017/402, art. 5C (as inserted (E.) (1.6.2018) by The Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I. 2017/1309), arts. 1, 4)

61XDuty to take account of responses to consultationE+W

(1)Subsection (2) applies where a person—

(a)has been required by section 61W(1) to carry out consultation on a proposed application for planning permission [F6or permission in principle], and

(b)proposes to go ahead with making an application for planning permission [F6or permission in principle] (whether or not in the same terms as the proposed application).

(2)The person must, when deciding whether the application that the person is actually to make should be in the same terms as the proposed application, have regard to any responses to the consultation that the person has received.

Textual Amendments

F6Words in s. 61X(1)(a)(b) inserted (13.7.2016) by Housing and Planning Act 2016 (c. 22), s. 216(3), Sch. 12 para. 5; S.I. 2016/733, reg. 3(d)

61YPower to make supplementary provisionE+W

(1)A development order may make provision about, or in connection with, consultation which section 61W(1) requires a person to carry out on a proposed application for planning permission [F7or permission in principle].

(2)The provision that may be made under subsection (1) includes (in particular)—

(a)provision about, or in connection with, publicising the proposed application;

(b)provision about, or in connection with, the ways of responding to the publicity;

(c)provision about, or in connection with, consultation under section 61W(3);

(d)provision about, or in connection with, collaboration between the person and others on the design of the proposed development;

(e)provision as to the timetable (including deadlines) for—

(i)compliance with section 61W(1),

(ii)responding to publicity under section 61W(2), or

(iii)responding to consultation under section 61W(3);

(f)provision for the person to prepare a statement setting out how the person proposes to comply with section 61W(1);

(g)provision for the person to comply with section 61W(1) in accordance with a statement required by provision under paragraph (f).

(3)Provision under subsection (1) may be different for different cases.]

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