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    (1) As soon as may be after the appointed day, and in any case not later than two years after the appointed day or within such further period as the Minister may allow, the Authority shall, after consultation with the local planning authorities and the appropriate statutory bodies, prepare a plan showing proposals for the future use and development of the park, and shall from time to time review such proposals and shall consult with the appropriate statutory bodies and with the local planning authorities in relation to whose areas any amendment to such plan is proposed.


    (2)

    • (a) The local planning authorities shall from time to time include in their development plans or in any proposals for any alterations or additions to their development plans such part of the plan referred to in sub-section (1) of this section or of any amendment to that plan as relates to their area.
    • (b) The inclusion under the foregoing paragraph of this sub-section by a local planning authority in their development plan or in any proposals for any alteration or addition to that plan of any part of the plan of, or (as the case may be) any amendment to the plan of the Authority shall not be treated as indicating the approval of the local planning authority to such plan or amendment; nor shall such inclusion prejudice any representation to the Minister which the local planning authority may think fit to make thereon

    (3) Copies of the plan prepared pursuant to sub-section (1) of this section and, if amended at any time, particulars of any amendments thereof shall be sent by the Authority to the local planning authorities and shall at all reasonable times be available for inspection by the public and for sale to the public at a reasonable cost.


    (4) A local planning authority shall give the Authority notice of any application for planning permission for development where it appears to the local planning authority that the development is likely to affect any part of the park and shall consult with the Authority before determining the application.


    (5) The local planning authority shall give to the Authority not less than fourteen days’ notice that such application is to be taken into consideration, shall not determine the application until after the expiration of the period of such notice, and shall, in determining the application, take into account any representations received from the Authority.


    (6) The local planning authority shall as soon as may be after they have taken the application into consideration give notice to the Authority of their determination and if the application is referred to the Minister under the provisions of sub-section (8) of this section such determination shall take effect subject to and in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (9) of this section.


    (7) The local planning authority shall notify the Authority of any proposal for development by the local planning authority which appears to the local planning authority likely to affect any part of the park.


    (8) If the Authority are of the opinion that the determination of the local planning authority or any proposal for development by the local planning authority would materially conflict with the proposals contained in the plan referred to in sub-section (1) of this section they may by notice given to the local planning authority within fourteen days after receipt of the notice referred to in sub-section (6) or sub-section (7) of this section, as the case may be, or such longer period (not exceeding twenty-eight days) as may be agreed between the Authority and the local planning authority require the local planning authority to refer the application or the proposal for development, as the case may be, to the Minister for his consideration and if as a result of such consideration the Minister gives a direction under section 22 of the Act of 1962 (which enables the Minister to give directions requiring planning applications to be referred to him) requiring the application or the proposal for development, as the case may be, to be referred to him, the said section shall have effect as if the Authority were a party entitled to be afforded an opportunity of appearing before and being heard by a person appointed by the Minister for that purpose.


    (9) In any case in which notice is given by the Authority to the local planning authority under sub-section (8) of this section in relation to either an application or proposal for development (as the case may be) –

    • (a) if the Minister gives a direction under section 22 of the Act of 1962 the determination by the local planning authority of that application or proposal (as the case may be) shall not take effect;
    • (b) if the Minister decides not to give any such directions the said determination shall take effect on the date on which he notifies the local planning authority of that decision.
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