77 Reference of applications to Secretary of State
77 Reference of applications to Secretary of State

77  Reference of applications to Secretary of State

(1)     The Secretary of State may give directions requiring applications for planning permission [or permission in principle], or for the approval [consent, agreement or approval] of any local planning authority required under a development order[, a local development order[, a Mayoral development order] or a neighbourhood development order], to be referred to him instead of being dealt with by local planning authorities.

(2)     A direction under this section—

(a)     may be given either to a particular local planning authority or to local planning authorities generally; and

(b)     may relate either to a particular

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