1 Local planning authorities: general
1 Local planning authorities: general

(1)     In a non-metropolitan county—

(a)     the council of a county is the county planning authority for the county, and

(b)     the council of a district is the district planning authority for the district,

and references in the planning Acts to a local planning authority in relation to a non-metropolitan county shall be construed, subject to any express provision to the contrary, as references to both the county planning authority and the district planning authorities.

[(1A)     Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to Wales.

(1B)     In Wales—

(a)     the local planning authority for a county is the county council; and