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Definition: Local Planning Authority: LPA

"The public authority whose duty it is to carry out specific planning functions for a particular area. All references to local planning authority apply to the district council, London borough council, county council, Broads Authority, National Park Authority and the Greater London Authority, to the extent appropriate to their responsibilities."

Annex 2: Glossary, National Planning Policy Framework, Department for Communities and Local Government, March 2012

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