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Definition: Planning Permission

Planning permission is required for carrying out of any development of land. It may be granted a number of ways by express planning permissiongranted by a local planning authority, or severity of Secretary of State at appeal, or by order.

Development Order, Mayoral Development order, Local Development Order, Neighbourhood Development Orders grant permission for certain types of development across an area. The Secretary of State has issued a general permitted development order that gives permission for various works across the whole country.

s57 Town and Country Planning Act 1990

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