[61B Intervention by Secretary of State or National Assembly]
[61B Intervention by Secretary of State or National Assembly]

[(1)     At any time before a local development order is adopted by a local planning authority [in Wales,] the appropriate authority may direct that the order (or any part of it) is submitted to it for its approval.

(2)     If the appropriate authority gives a direction under subsection (1)—

(a)     the authority must not take any step in connection with the adoption of the order until the appropriate authority gives its decision;

(b)     the order has no effect unless it (or, if the direction relates to only part of an order, the part) has been approved by the appropriate authority.