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Class Q – development by the Crown relating to an emergency

 

emergencyWe will not be expanding upon Class Q, which is for the Crown to develop land for the purposes of preventing an emergency, reducing the effects of an emergency or other action required, within Planning Geek at this time.

The legislation can be found below. If you need the guidance of Planning Geek in the process for Class Q, please contact us for any assistance or book a Zoom call today.

 

 

 

Legislation

 

Class Q – development by the Crown relating to an emergency

Permitted development

Q. Development by or on behalf of the Crown on Crown land for the purposes of—

(a) preventing an emergency;

(b) reducing, controlling or mitigating the effects of an emergency; or

(c) taking other action in connection with an emergency.

 

Conditions

Q.1 Development is permitted by Class Q subject to the following conditions—

(a) the developer must, as soon as practicable after commencing development, notify the local planning authority of that development; and

(b) on or before the expiry of the period of 12 months beginning with the date on which the development began—
(i) any use of that land for a purpose of Class Q ceases and any buildings, plant, machinery, structures and erections permitted by Class Q is removed; and
(ii) the land is restored to its condition before the development took place, or to such other state as may be agreed in writing between the local planning authority and the developer,
unless permission for the development has been granted by virtue of any provision of this Schedule or on an application under Part 3 of the Act.

 

Interpretation of Class Q

Q.2— (1) For the purposes of Class Q, “emergency” means an event or situation which threatens serious damage to—

(a) human welfare in a place in the United Kingdom;
(b) the environment of a place in the United Kingdom; or
(c) the security of the United Kingdom.

(2) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(a), an event or situation threatens damage to human welfare only if it involves, causes or may cause—

(a) loss of human life;
(b) human illness or injury;
(c) homelessness;
(d) damage to property;
(e) disruption of a supply of money, food, water, energy or fuel;
(f) disruption of a system of communication;
(g) disruption of facilities for transport; or
(h) disruption of services relating to health.

(3) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(b), an event or situation threatens damage to the environment only if it involves, causes or may cause—

(a) contamination of land, water or air with biological, chemical or radioactive matter; or
(b) disruption or destruction of plant life or animal life.

 

 

 

 

Crown emergency development Page Updated: 21st August 2023

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