[293A Urgent Crown development: application]
[293A Urgent Crown development: application]

[(1)     This section applies to a development if the appropriate authority certifies—

(a)     that the development is of national importance, and

(b)     that it is necessary that the development is carried out as a matter of urgency.

(2)     The appropriate authority may, instead of making an application for planning permission [or permission in principle] to the local planning authority in accordance with Part 3, make an application for planning permission [or permission in principle] to the Secretary of State under this section.

(3)     If the appropriate authority proposes to make the application to the Secretary of State [an application under this section] it must publish in one or more newspapers circulating in the locality of the proposed development a notice—