[61H Neighbourhood areas designated as business areas]
[61H Neighbourhood areas designated as business areas]

[(1)     Whenever a local planning authority exercise their powers under section 61G to designate an area as a neighbourhood area, they must consider whether they should designate the area concerned as a business area.

(2)     The reference here to the designation of an area as a neighbourhood area includes the modification under section 61G(6) of a designation already made.

(3)     The power of a local planning authority to designate a neighbourhood area as a business area is exercisable by the authority only if, having regard to such matters as may be prescribed, they consider that the area is wholly or predominantly business in nature.