[62N Designation for the purposes of section 62M]
[62N Designation for the purposes of section 62M]

[(1)     In deciding whether to designate a local planning authority for the purposes of section 62M, or whether to revoke a designation, the Welsh Ministers must apply only criteria that satisfy the following conditions.

(2)     The first condition is that the Welsh Ministers have consulted each local planning authority in Wales about the criteria.

(3)     The second condition is that the criteria are set out in a document that the Welsh Ministers have laid before the National Assembly for Wales.

(4)     The third condition is that the 21-day period has ended without the National Assembly having during that period resolved not to approve the document.

(5)     The fourth condition is that the Welsh Ministers have published the document (whether before, during or after the 21-day period) in whatever way they think fit.

(6)     In this section, “the 21-day period” means the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which the document is laid before the National Assembly for Wales under subsection (3), disregarding any time when the National Assembly is dissolved or is in recess for more than four days.

(7)     The power to designate a local planning authority for the purposes of section 62M, or to revoke a designation, is exercisable by notice in writing to the authority.

(8)     The Welsh Ministers must publish (in whatever way they think fit) a copy of any notice given to an authority under subsection (7).

(9)     An urban development corporation may not be designated for the purposes of section 62M.]