Information and guidance to all planning authorities that will determine a request for approval under Schedule 17 to the Act.
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Schedule 17 to the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Act 2017 allows the Secretary of State for Transport to issue statutory guidance to planning authorities about the exercise of their functions under Schedule 17.
Planning authorities are required to have regard to this guidance when considering a request for approval made under Schedule 17 to the Act.
This document provides further information and guidance to all planning authorities that will determine a request for approval under Schedule 17 to the Act.
It also highlights the key differences in the processes and controls conferred to planning authorities under Schedule 17 and the powers they use to routinely determine planning applications under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.