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Local Planning Authorities (Energy and Energy Efficiency) Bill


 

Local Planning Authorities (Energy and Energy Efficiency) Bill

 

 
 

Contents

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Development plans

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Interpretation

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Short title, commencement and extent

 

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Local Planning Authorities (Energy and Energy Efficiency) Bill

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A

Bill

To

Enable local planning authorities to make certain requirements regarding the

generation, conservation and use of energy; to require local planning

authorities to consider specifying requirements for the generation of

renewable and low carbon energy and the imposition of energy efficiency

standards when determining planning applications; and for connected

purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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Development plans

A local planning authority may in its development plan and development plan

documents specify that any person making an application for planning

permission should include such reasonable provision as the authority may

specify for—

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(a)   

the generation of energy from renewable sources as part of the

proposed development;

(b)   

the generation of low carbon energy as part of the proposed

development;

(c)   

the use of energy from a local decentralised energy system outwith the

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proposed development; and

(d)   

an energy efficiency standard in all, part or parts of the proposed

development that exceeds that required by any building regulations in

force at the time of the application.

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Interpretation

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(1)   

In this Act—

“development plan” has the same meaning as in the Planning and

Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (c. 5);

“development plan document” has the same meaning as in the Planning

and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004;

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“local planning authority” has the same meaning as in the Town and

Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8).

(2)   

For the purposes of any area in Wales the development plan is the local

development plan adopted or approved in relation to that area.

(3)   

A “decentralised energy system” is a system in which electricity is generated

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within a radius of 25 kilometres of its use.

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Short title, commencement and extent

(1)   

This Act may be cited as the Local Planning Authorities (Energy and Energy

Efficiency) Act 2007.

(2)   

The preceding provisions of this Act come into force at the end of the period of

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12 months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.

(3)   

This Act extends to England and Wales.

 
 

 
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