Section 53: Rights of entry (Planning Act 2008)

A planning inspectorate advice note has been issued which sets out advice on how a Development Consent Order ('DCO') applicant may apply for authorisation for a right of entry to gain access onto land in order to carry out surveys and take levels and/or in order to facilitate compliance with statutory provisions implementing the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive or Habitats Directive under s.53 of the 2008 Act ('s.53 authorisation').

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