Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010

8.

Amendment of section 11 of Principal Act.

8.— Section 11 of the Principal Act is amended—

( a) by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (1):

“(1A) The review of the existing development plan and preparation of a new development plan under this section by the planning authority shall be strategic in nature for the purposes of developing—

( a) the objectives and policies to deliver an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the area of the development plan, and

( b) the core strategy,

and shall take account of the statutory obligations of any local authority in the area and any relevant policies or objectives for the time being of the Government or of any Minister of the Government.”,

( b) in subsection (2) by the substitution of the following paragraphs for paragraph ( b):

“( b) indicate that submissions or observations regarding objectives and policies to deliver an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the area of the development plan may be made in writing to the planning authority within a specified period (which shall not be less than 8 weeks),

( bb) indicate that children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children, are entitled to make submissions or observations under paragraph ( b),

( bc) state that the planning authority intends to review the zoning of the area of the development plan for the purposes referred to in subsection (1A)( a) and ( b) and indicate that requests or proposals for zoning of particular land for any purpose shall not be considered at this stage.”,

( c) in subsection (4)—

(i) in paragraph ( b), by the substitution of the following subparagraph for subparagraph (ii):

“(ii) summarise the issues raised in the submissions and during the consultations, where appropriate, but shall not refer to a submission relating to a request or proposal for zoning of particular land for any purpose.”,

(ii) by the insertion after paragraph ( bb) (inserted by section 83 of the Act of 2008) of the following paragraph:

“( bc) A report under paragraph ( a) shall summarise the issues raised and recommendations made by the relevant regional authority in a report prepared in accordance with section 27A (inserted by section 17 of the Act of 2010) and outline the recommendations of the manager in relation to the manner in which those issues and recommendations should be addressed in the draft development plan.”,

(iii) in paragraph ( d), by the substitution of “and any such directions shall be strategic in nature, consistent with the draft core strategy, and shall take account of” for “and any such directions must take account of”.