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Planning and Energy Bill

 

 
 

Contents

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Development plans

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Interpretation

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Short title and extent

 

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Planning and Energy Bill

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A

Bill

To

Enable local planning authorities to set requirements for energy generation

and energy efficiency in local plans. 

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)   

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

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development that exceeds that required by any building regulations in

force at the time of the application.

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Interpretation

(1)   

In this Act—

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

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Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (c. 5);

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

and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004;

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

Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8).

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(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.

 

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Short title and extent

(1)   

This Act may be cited as the Planning and Energy Act 2008.

(2)   

This Act extends to England and Wales.

 
 

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