Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015

7.

Procedure for entry on register

7. (1) Before entering a site on the register a planning authority shall give written notice to the owner of the site setting out the reasons for the proposed entry and the owner may make submissions in respect of the proposed entry to the planning authority in writing within 28 days after the date of such notice.

(2) Where a planning authority receives submissions in accordance with subsection (1) it shall consider those submissions and if it is of the opinion that the site was a vacant site for the duration of the 12 months concerned and continues to be a vacant site it shall enter the site on the register in accordance with section 6(2) .

(3) The planning authority shall give written notice to the owner of a vacant site when it is entered on the register.

(4) A notice under subsection (3) shall notify the owner that there shall be charged and levied for each year beginning with 2018 in respect of each vacant site in relation to which a market value has been determined and that stands entered on the register a levy in accordance with section 15 .