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57CommencementE+W+S+N.I.

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(1)Part 1 (strategic highways companies) comes into force—

(a)in so far as it confers power to make regulations, on the day on which this Act is passed, and

(b)for all other purposes, on such day as the Secretary of State appoints by regulations.

(2)Part 2 (Cycling and Walking Investment Strategies) comes into force on such day as the Secretary of State appoints by regulations.

(3)Part 3 (powers of British Transport Police Force) comes into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.

(4)Part 4 (environmental control of animal and plant species)—

(a)so far as it relates to England, comes into force on such day as the Secretary of State appoints by regulations, and

(b)so far as it relates to Wales, comes into force on such day as the Welsh Ministers appoint by regulations.

(5)In Part 5 (planning, land and buildings)—

(a)sections 26, 27 and 37 come into force on such day as the Secretary of State appoints by regulations,

(b)section 28 comes into force—

(i)in so far as it confers power to make regulations, on the day on which this Act is passed, and

(ii)for all other purposes, on such day as the Secretary of State appoints by regulations,

(c)sections 29 and 33 come into force on the day on which this Act is passed,

(d)section 30 and Schedule 4 come into force—

(i)in so far as they confer power to make provision by regulations or by development order within the meaning of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, on the day on which this Act is passed, and

(ii)for all other purposes, on such day as the Secretary of State appoints by regulations, and

(e)sections 31, 32, 34, 35 and 36 and Schedule 5 come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.

(6)In the case of section 34 and Schedule 5, subsection (5) has effect subject to Part 4 of that Schedule.

(7)In Part 6 (energy)—

(a)sections 38 and 39 and Schedule 6 come into force on 1 June 2016,

(b)section 40 and sections 43 to 49 come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed,

(c)sections 41 and 42, section 50, section 52 and Schedule 7 come into force on such day as the Secretary of State appoints by regulations, and

(d)section 51 and section 53 come into force on the day on which this Act is passed.

(8)Part 7 (Public Works Loan Commissioners) comes into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.

(9)This Part comes into force on the day on which this Act is passed.

(10)Regulations under subsection (1)(b), (4), (5)(a), (b)(ii) or (d)(ii) or (7)(c) may appoint different days for different purposes or areas.

(11)The Secretary of State may by regulations make transitional, transitory or saving provision in connection with the coming into force of any provision of this Act, other than Part 4 so far as it relates to Wales.

(12)The Welsh Ministers may by regulations make transitional, transitory or saving provision in connection with the coming into force of Part 4 so far as it relates to Wales.

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