[2A The Mayor of London: applications of potential strategic importance]
[2A The Mayor of London: applications of potential strategic importance]

[(1)     Where an application to which this section applies is made to a local planning authority—

(a)     for planning permission [or permission in principle] (see section 70), or

(b)     for planning permission without complying with conditions subject to which a previous planning permission was granted (see section 73),

the Mayor of London may direct that he is to be the local planning authority for the purposes of determining the application.

[(1A)     Subsection (1) does not apply if the local planning authority is a Mayoral development corporation.]

[(1B)     Where this section applies to an application for planning permission [or permission in principle] made to the Secretary of State under section 62A, the Mayor of London may direct—