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284 Validity of development plans and certain orders, decisions and directions.E+W

(1)Except in so far as may be provided by this Part, the validity of—

(a)F1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)a simplified planning zone scheme or an alteration of such a scheme, whether before or after the adoption or approval of the scheme or alteration; or

(c)an order under any provision of Part X except section 251(1), whether before or after the order has been made; or

(d)an order under section 277, whether before or after the order has been made; or

(e)any such order as is mentioned in subsection (2), whether before or after it has been confirmed; or

(f)any such action on the part of the Secretary of State [F2or the Welsh Ministers] as is mentioned in subsection (3), [F3or—

(g)a relevant costs order made in connection with an order mentioned in subsection (2) or an action mentioned in subsection (3),]

shall not be questioned in any legal proceedings whatsoever.

(2)The orders referred to in subsection (1)(e) are—

(a)any order under section 97 or under the provisions of that section as applied by or under any other provision of this Act;

(b)any order under section 102;

(c)any tree preservation order;

(d)any order made in pursuance of section 221(5);

(e)any order under paragraph 1, 3, 5 or 6 of Schedule 9.

(3)The action referred to in subsection (1)(f) is action on the part of the Secretary of State [F4or the Welsh Ministers] of any of the following descriptions—

[F5(ya)any decision on an application made to the Secretary of State under section 62A;]

[F6(za)any decision on an application referred to the Secretary of State under section 76A;]

(a)any decision on an application [F7for planning permission] referred to [F8him] [F8the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers] under section 77;

[F9(aa)any decision on an application made to the Welsh Ministers under section 62D;

(ab)any decision on a secondary consent dealt with by the Welsh Ministers under section 62F, unless, by virtue of an enactment not contained in this Act—

(i)an appeal against that decision may be made to a person other than the Welsh Ministers, or

(ii)the validity of the decision may otherwise be questioned by way of application to a person other than the Welsh Ministers;

(ac)any decision on an application made to the Welsh Ministers under section 62M or section 62O (not including a decision to refer an application under section 62O(5));]

(b)any decision on an appeal under section 78;

F10(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(d)any decision to confirm a completion notice under section 95;

(e)any decision to grant planning permission under paragraph (a) of section 177(1) or to discharge a condition or limitation under paragraph (b) of that section;

(f)any decision to confirm or not to confirm a purchase notice including—

(i)any decision not to confirm such a notice in respect of part of the land to which it relates, or

(ii)any decision to grant any permission, or give any direction, instead of confirming such a notice, either wholly or in part;

(g)any decision F11. . . on an appeal under section 195(1);

(h)any decision relating—

(i)to an application for consent under [F12a tree preservation order] [F12tree preservation regulations],

(ii)to an application for consent under any regulations made in accordance with section 220 or 221, or

(iii)to any certificate or direction under any such order or regulations,

whether it is a decision on appeal or a decision on an application referred to the Secretary of State [F13or the Welsh Ministers] for determination in the first instance.

[F14(i)any decision on an application for planning permission [F15or permission in principle] under section 293A.]

[F16(3A)In this section, “relevant costs order” means an order made under section 250(5) of the Local Government Act 1972 (orders as to costs of parties), as applied by virtue of any provision of this Act.]

(4)Nothing in this section shall affect the exercise of any jurisdiction of any court in respect of any refusal or failure on the part of the Secretary of State [F17or the Welsh Ministers] to take any such action as is mentioned in subsection (3).

Textual Amendments

F1S. 284(1)(a) repealed (28.9.2004 (E.), 15.10.2005 (W.)) by Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (c. 5), ss. 118, 120, 121, Sch. 6 para. 8, Sch. 9 (with s. 111); S.I. 2004/2202, art. 2, Sch. 1 (subject to transitional provisions and savings in art. 4); S.I. 2005/2847, art. 2, Sch. 1 (subject to transitional provisions and savings in art. 3)

F2Words in s. 284(1)(f) inserted (6.9.2015 for specified purposes, 1.3.2016 for specified purposes) by Planning (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw 4), s. 58(2)(b)(4)(b), Sch. 4 para. 15(2); S.I. 2016/52, art. 3(e)

F4Words in s. 284(3) inserted (6.9.2015 for specified purposes, 1.3.2016 for specified purposes) by Planning (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw 4), s. 58(2)(b)(4)(b), Sch. 4 para. 15(3)(a); S.I. 2016/52, art. 3(e)

F5S. 284(3)(ya) inserted (9.5.2013 for E. for specified purposes, 1.10.2013 for specified purposes, 1.10.2014 in so far as not already in force) by Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (c. 27), s. 35(1), Sch. 1 para. 9; S.I. 2013/1124, art. 2; S.I. 2013/2143, art. 2(1)(a); S.I. 2014/1531, art. 2

F6S. 284(3)(za) inserted (6.4.2009) by Planning Act 2008 (c. 29), ss. 191(2), 241 (with s. 226); S.I. 2009/400, art. 3 (with art. 6)

F7Words in s. 284(3)(a) repealed (6.4.2009 for E. and otherwise prosp.) by Planning Act 2008 (c. 29), ss. 191(3), 238, 241, Sch. 13 (with s. 226); S.I. 2009/400, art. 5, Sch. Pt. 2

F8Words in s. 284(3)(a) substituted (6.9.2015 for specified purposes, 1.3.2016 for specified purposes) by Planning (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw 4), s. 58(2)(b)(4)(b), Sch. 4 para. 15(3)(b); S.I. 2016/52, art. 3(e)

F9S. 284(3)(aa)-(ac) inserted (6.9.2015 for specified purposes, 1.3.2016 for specified purposes) by Planning (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw 4), s. 58(2)(b)(4)(b), Sch. 4 para. 15(3)(c); S.I. 2016/52, art. 3(e)

F12Words in s. 284(3)(h)(i) substituted (6.4.2012 for E.) by Planning Act 2008 (c. 29), s. 241(3)(4), Sch. 8 para. 17 (with s. 226); S.I. 2012/601, art. 2(a)

F13Words in s. 284(3)(h) inserted (6.9.2015 for specified purposes, 1.3.2016 for specified purposes) by Planning (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw 4), s. 58(2)(b)(4)(b), Sch. 4 para. 15(3)(d); S.I. 2016/52, art. 3(e)

F14S. 284(3)(i) inserted (6.8.2004 for certain purposes, 7.6.2006 otherwise) by Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (c. 5), ss. 82(2), 121 (with s. 111); S.I. 2004/ 2097, {art. 2}; S.I. 2006/1281, art. 2

F17Words in s. 284(4) inserted (6.9.2015 for specified purposes, 1.3.2016 for specified purposes) by Planning (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw 4), s. 58(2)(b)(4)(b), Sch. 4 para. 15(4); S.I. 2016/52, art. 3(e)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1 S. 284 extended (25.9.1991) by Planning and Compensation Act 1991 (c. 34, SIF 123:1), s. 22, Sch. 2 para. 9 (3) (with s. 84(5)); S.I. 1991/2067, art. 3 (subject to art. 4)

Ss. 284-288 modified (1.11.1995) by 1995 c. 25, s. 96, Sch. 13 para. 16(4) (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1995/2765, art. 2

Ss. 284-288 modified (1.11.1995) by 1995 c. 25, s. 96, Sch. 14 para. 9(4) (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1995/2765, art. 2

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