[(1) A development order may either—
(a) itself grant permission in principle, in relation to land in England that is allocated for development in a qualifying document (whether or not in existence when the order is made) for development of a prescribed description; or
(b) provide for the granting by a local planning authority in England, on application to the authority in accordance with the provisions of the order, of permission in principle for development of a prescribed description.
(2) In this section—
“prescribed” means prescribed in a development order;
“qualifying document” means a document, as it has effect from time to time, which—
(a) falls within subsection (3),
(b) indicates that the land in question is allocated for development for the purposes of this section, and
(c) contains prescribed particulars in relation to the land allocated and the kind of development for which it is allocated.
(3) The following documents fall within this subsection—
(a) a register maintained in pursuance of regulations under section 14A of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (“the 2004 Act”);
(b) a development plan document within the meaning of Part 2 of the 2004 Act (see section 37 of that Act);
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