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DCAN 12: Planning Control for Hazardous Substances
Major Applications (Article 56)

39. If the Department considers that the presence of any hazardous substance on, over or under land for which the consent is sought, would –
  1. involve a substantial departure from the development plan for the area;
  2. be of significance to the whole or a substantial part of Northern Ireland; or
  3. affect the whole of a neighbourhood,
it may, within 8 weeks of receipt of the application serve notice on the applicant in the prescribed form (Form 4 of Schedule 1 to the Regulations)
For such an application, the Department may cause a public inquiry to be held to consider representations.
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