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                  (b)                 subsection (3) must be ignored.”

Part 8

Miscellaneous and general

Miscellaneous

 78    Validity of strategies, plans and documents

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     (1)    This section applies to—

           (a)           a revision of the regional spatial strategy;

           (b)           the Wales Spatial Plan;

           (c)           a local development document;

           (d)           a local development plan;

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           (e)           a revision of a document mentioned in paragraph (b), (c) or (d);

           (f)           the Mayor of London’s spatial development strategy;

           (g)           an alteration or replacement of the spatial development strategy,

            and anything falling within paragraphs (a) to (g) is referred to in this section as

a relevant document.

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     (2)    A relevant document must not be questioned in any legal proceedings except

in so far as is provided by the following provisions of this section.

     (3)    A person aggrieved by a relevant document may make an application to the

High Court on the ground that—

           (a)           the document is not within the appropriate power;

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           (b)           a procedural requirement has not been complied with.

     (4)    But the application must be made not later than the end of the period of six

weeks starting with the relevant date.

     (5)    The High Court may make an interim order suspending the operation of the

relevant document—

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           (a)           wholly or in part;

           (b)           generally or as it affects the property of the applicant.

     (6)    Subsection (7) applies if the High Court is satisfied—

           (a)           that a relevant document is to any extent outside the appropriate

power;

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           (b)           that the interests of the applicant have been substantially prejudiced by

a failure to comply with a procedural requirement.

     (7)    The High Court may quash the relevant document—

           (a)           wholly or in part;

           (b)           generally or as it affects the property of the applicant.

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     (8)    An interim order has effect until the proceedings are finally determined.

     (9)    The appropriate power is—

           (a)           Part 1 of this Act in the case of a revision of the regional spatial strategy;

           (b)           section 54 above in the case of the Wales Spatial Plan or any revision of

it;

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           (c)           Part 2 of this Act in the case of a local development document or any

revision of it;

           (d)           sections 56 to 72 above in the case of a local development plan or any

revision of it;

           (e)           sections 334 to 343 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29) in

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the case of the spatial development strategy or any alteration or

replacement of it.

     (10)   A procedural requirement is a requirement under the appropriate power or

contained in regulations or an order made under that power which relates to

the adoption or approval of a relevant document.

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     (11)   References to the relevant date must be construed as follows—

           (a)           for the purposes of a revision of the regional spatial strategy, the date

when the Secretary of State publishes the revised strategy under section

8(6) above;

           (b)           for the purposes of the Wales Spatial Plan (or a revision of it), the date

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when it is approved by the National Assembly for Wales;

           (c)           for the purposes of a local development document (or a revision of it),

the date when it is adopted by the local planning authority or approved

by the Secretary of State (as the case may be);

           (d)           for the purposes of a local development plan (or a revision of it), the

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date when it is adopted by a local planning authority in Wales or

approved by the National Assembly for Wales (as the case may be);

           (e)           for the purposes of the spatial development strategy (or an alteration or

replacement of it), the date when the Mayor of London publishes it.

 79    Examinations

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     (1)    An examination of any document or plan for the purposes of Part 2 or Part 6 of

this Act is a statutory inquiry within the meaning of the Tribunals and

Inquiries Act 1992 (c. 53).

     (2)    For the purposes of subsection (1) it is immaterial whether any such

examination is held in public.

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 80    Grants for advice and assistance

In the 1990 Act after section 304 (grants for research and education) there is

inserted the following section—

       “304A  Grants for advice and assistance

           (1)           The appropriate authority may make grants for the purpose of assisting any

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person to provide advice and assistance to the public in connection with any

matter which is related to

                  (a)                 the planning Acts;

                  (b)                 the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2003.

           (2)           The appropriate authority may make a grant subject to such terms and

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conditions as it thinks appropriate.

           (3)           Person includes a body whether or not incorporated.

           (4)                         The appropriate authority is—

 

 

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                  (a)                 the Secretary of State in relation to England;

                  (b)                 the National Assembly for Wales in relation to Wales.”

 81    Isles of Scilly

     (1)    This Act applies to the Isles of Scilly subject to such exceptions, adaptations and

modifications as the Secretary of State may by order direct.

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     (2)    An order may in particular provide for—

           (a)           the Council of the Isles of Scilly to enter into arrangements in pursuance

of section 4;

           (b)           the exercise by the Council of the Isles of Scilly of any function

exercisable by a local planning authority under Part 2.

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     (3)    But an order must not be made under this section unless the Secretary of State

has consulted the Council of the Isles of Scilly.

 82    Interpretation

     (1)    Expressions used in this Act and in the principal Act have the same meaning

in this Act as in that Act.

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     (2)    Expressions used in this Act and in the listed buildings Act have the same

meaning in this Act as in that Act.

     (3)    Expressions used in this Act and in the hazardous substances Act have the

same meaning in this Act as in that Act.

     (4)    The planning Acts are—

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           (a)           the principal Act;

           (b)           the listed buildings Act;

           (c)           the hazardous substances Act;

           (d)           the Planning (Consequential Provisions) Act 1990 (c. 11).

     (5)    The principal Act is the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8).

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     (6)    The listed buildings Act is the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation

Areas) Act 1990 (c. 9).

     (7)    The hazardous substances Act is the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act

1990 (c. 10).

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 83    Amendments

     (1)    Schedule 3 contains amendments of the planning Acts.

     (2)    Schedule 4 contains amendments of other enactments.

     (3)    A reference in Schedule 1 to the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of

Functions) Order 1999 to an enactment amended by this Act must be taken to

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be a reference to the enactment as so amended.

     (4)    But subsection (3) does not affect such an enactment to the extent that the

amendment makes express provision in connection with the exercise of a

function in relation to Wales.

 

 

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 84    Transitionals

Schedule 5 contains transitional provisions relating to Parts 1 and 2.

 85    Repeals

Schedule 6 contains repeals.

 86    Commencement

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     (1)    The preceding provisions of this Act (except section 80 and the provisions

specified in subsection (3)) come into force on such day as the Secretary of State

may by order appoint.

     (2)    But the Secretary of State must not make an order which relates to any of the

following provisions unless he first consults the National Assembly for

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Wales—

           (a)           Part 3;

           (b)           Part 4, except sections 43 and 49;

           (c)           Part 5;

           (d)           Part 7;

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           (e)           in this Part sections 78, 79, 82, 83 and 85;

           (f)           Schedules 3, 4 and 6.

     (3)    Part 6 comes into force in accordance with provision made by the National

Assembly for Wales by order.

 87    Regulations and orders

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     (1)    A power to prescribe is (unless express provision is made to the contrary) a

power to prescribe by regulations exercisable—

           (a)           by the Secretary of State in relation to England;

           (b)           by the National Assembly for Wales in relation to Wales.

     (2)    References in this section to subordinate legislation are to any order or

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regulations under this Act.

     (3)    Subordinate legislation—

           (a)           may make different provision for different purposes;

           (b)           may include such supplementary, incidental, consequential, saving or

transitional provisions (including provision amending, repealing or

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revoking enactments) as the person making the subordinate legislation

thinks necessary or expedient.

     (4)    A power to make subordinate legislation must be exercised by statutory

instrument.

     (5)    A statutory instrument is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of

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either House of Parliament unless it contains—

           (a)           an order under section 81(1);

           (b)           an order under section 86 which does not include provision under

subsection (3)(b) above;

           (c)           subordinate legislation made by the National Assembly for Wales.

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