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This Act provides the legislative basis for the reform of the Northern Ireland planning system. The reforms concern every aspect of planning, including how development plans are drawn up, how development proposals and applications are managed and the way in which these functions are delivered. The development plan and development management systems are modified so as to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Other significant changes are made in respect of planning appeals and enforcement. The Act transfers the majority of planning functions and decision making responsibilities for local development plans, development management plus planning enforcement to councils. Use of land for agriculture or forestry shall not be taken for the purposes of this Act to involve development of the land.The Act, among other things: defines functions of Department of the Environment with respect to development of land; grant powers to the Department to make provision, by Regulations, for environmental effects consideration in relation to development planning permission; provide with respect to the grant of mineral planning permission and aftercare conditions regarding land subject to mineral development; provide for hazardous substances consent; define powers of Councils or Department to issue Tree Preservation Orders and provides for preservation of trees or woodlands in general; and make provision for appeals.

Implemented by: Planning (2011 Act) (Transitional Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (S.R. No. 387 of 2011). (2011-11-02)
Implemented by: Planning General Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.I. No. 39 of 2015). (2015-02-09)
Implemented by: Planning (Development Management) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.R. No. 71 of 2015). (2015-02-25)
Implemented by: Planning (General Permitted Development) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.I. No. 70 of 2015). (2015-02-25)
Implemented by: Planning (Statement of Community Involvement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.I. No. 63 of 2015). (2015-02-16)
Implemented by: Planning (Local Development Plan) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.R. No. 62 of 2015). (2015-02-16)
Implemented by: Planning (General Development Procedure) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.I. No. 72 of 2015). (2015-02-25)
Implemented by: Planning (Trees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.R. No. 84 of 2015). (2015-02-26)
Implemented by: Planning (Management of Waste from Extractive Industries) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.R. No. 85 of 2015). (2015-02-26)
Implemented by: Planning (Conservation Areas) (Demolition) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.R. No. 107 of 2015). (2015-02-26)
Implemented by: Planning (Inquiry Procedure) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.R. No. 189 of 2015). (2015-03-26)
Implemented by: Planning (Simplified Planning Zones) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.R. No. 188 of 2015). (2015-03-26)
Implemented by: Planning (Modification and Discharge of Planning Agreements) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.R. No. 187 of 2015). (2015-03-26)
Implemented by: Planning (Conservation Areas) (Consultation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.R. No. 177 of 2015). (2015-03-23)
Implemented by: Planning (Avian Influenza) (Special Development) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.R. No. 175 of 2015). (2015-03-23)
Implemented by: Planning (Hazardous Substances) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.I. No. 344 of 2015). (2015-09-24)
Implemented by: Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.R. No. 74 of 2015). (2015-02-25)
Implemented by: Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.I. No. 61 of 2015). (2015-02-16)
Amended by: Planning General Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.I. No. 39 of 2015). (2015-02-09)
Amends: Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (S.I. No. No. 1220 (N.I. 11) of 1991). (1991-05-21)
Amends: Water (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 662 (N.I. 6)). (1999-03-10)
Amends: Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 3153 (N.I. 7) of 2002). (2002-12-17)
Amends: Climate Change Act 2008 (Chapter 27 of 2008). (2008-09-26)
Amends: Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (Cap. 23). (2009-12-11)
Amends: Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 (2011 Chapter 23). (2011-05-04)
Amends: Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 2778, N.I. 9 of 1997). (1997-11-26)

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