70 Determination of applications: general considerations
70 Determination of applications: general considerations

(1)     Where an application is made to a local planning authority for planning permission—

(a)     subject to [section 62D(5) and] sections 91 and 92, they may grant planning permission, either unconditionally or subject to such conditions as they think fit; or

(b)     they may refuse planning permission.

[(1A)     Where an application is made to a local planning authority for permission in principle—

(a)     they may grant permission in principle; or

(b)     they may refuse permission in principle.]

(2)     In dealing with [an application for planning permission or permission in principle] the authority shall have regard [to—

(a)     the provisions of the development plan, so far as material to the application,

[(aza)     a post-examination draft neighbourhood development plan, so far as material to the application,]

[(aa)     any considerations relating to the use of the Welsh language, so far as material to the application,]

(b)     any local finance considerations, so far as material to the application, and

(c)     any other material considerations].

[(2ZZA)     The authority must determine an application for technical details consent in accordance with the relevant permission in principle.

This is subject to subsection (2ZZC).

(2ZZB)     An application for technical details consent is an application for planning permission that—

(a)     relates to land in respect of which permission in principle is in force,

(b)     proposes development all of which falls within the terms of the permission in principle, and

(c)     particularises all matters necessary to enable planning permission to be granted without any reservations of the kind referred to in section 92.