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Use of Property (Protection) Bill

A Bill to make provision about protecting existing and established use of property; and for connected purposes.

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Communities and Local Government with the consent of Michael Tomlinson, are published separately as Bill 35—EN.

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Make provision about protecting existing and established use of property; and for connected purposes.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Planning in England: established uses of land

(1) The Secretary of State must issue guidance for local planning authorities in England on protecting non-residential uses of land that are established and lawful, where proposed development in the vicinity of the land would produce one or more dwellings.

(2) In this section, “development” and “local planning authority” have the same meaning as in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (see section 336 of that Act).

2 Extent, commencement and short title

(1) This Act extends to England and Wales only.

(2) This Act comes into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which it is passed.

(3) This Act may be cited as the Use of Property (Protection) Act 2017.


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