Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill — Clause 9 — Review of permitted development orders — 17 Mar 2006 at 13:00
(1) The Secretary of State shall for the purpose mentioned in subsection (2) carry out a review of the effect in England of development orders made by virtue of section 59(2)(a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (which confers power by order to grant planning permission for development or a class of development specified in the order).
(2) The purpose of the review is to enable the Secretary of State to form a view as to what provision (or further provision) such development orders should make to facilitate development in England consisting of the installation, within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse, of equipment, apparatus or appliances for microgeneration.
(3) As soon as reasonably practicable after he has carried out the review, the Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a report of the review, including his view as mentioned in subsection (2) and the reasons for it.
(4) The report must also set out what provision (or further provision), if any, the Secretary of State proposes to make in development orders by virtue of section 59(2)(a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in consequence of the review.
(5) Where the Secretary of State proposes to make provision (or further provision) in development orders in consequence of the review, he must (a) exercise his powers under section 59 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 so as to provide that development orders made by virtue of that section make such provision in consequence of the review as he considers appropriate, and (b) exercise those powers as soon as reasonably practicable after laying the report before Parliament under subsection (3).
(6) In this section dwellinghouse does not include a building containing one or more flats, or a flat contained within such a building; flat means a separate and self-contained set of premises constructed or adapted for use for the purpose of a dwelling and forming part of a building from some other part of which it is divided horizontally.
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