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SI 2013 2143 (C.89) - The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2013

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The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2013
Description
This Order brings into force, on 1st October 2013 - (a) section 1 of, and Schedule 1 to, the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (“the Act”), in so far as not already in force, except in relation to connected applications; (b) section 2 of the Act, in so far as not already in force; (a) section 28 of the Act. Section 1 of the Act inserts new provisions, sections 62A and 62B, into the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (“the 1990 Act”). Those sections provide for the designation of local planning authorities in accordance with criteria set by the Secretary of State. Where a local planning authority is designated a person wishing to apply for planning permission in the area of that authority may choose to apply to the authority as usual or instead apply to the Secretary of State. Schedule 1 to the Act makes consequential provisions in relation to the Secretary of State’s function of determining these planning applications. Section 2 of the Act is commenced in relation to amendments to the Secretary of State’s powers to recover costs and to make rules and regulations in respect of costs. Section 28 of the Act amends the Greater London Authority Act 1999 to allow the Mayor of London to delegate certain planning functions to a member of his staff appointed under section 67(1) of that Act.
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SI 2013 2143 (PDF)