268 Development requiring authorisation of government department
268 Development requiring authorisation of government department

(1)     The Secretary of State and the appropriate Minister shall not be required under section 266(1) to deal with an application for planning permission for the development of operational land if the authorisation of a government department is required in respect of that development.

(2)     Subsection (1) does not apply where the relevant authorisation has been granted without any direction as to the grant of planning permission.

(3)     For the purposes of this section development shall be taken to be authorised by a government department if—

(a)     any consent, authority or approval to or for the development is granted by the department in pursuance of an enactment;