What is meant by major development?

"Major development" means development involving any one or more of the following :-

  • the winning and working of minerals or the use of land for mineral-working deposits;
  • waste development;
  • the provision of dwellinghouses where -
    (i) the number of dwellinghouses to be provided is 10 or more; or
    (ii) the development is to be carried out on a site having an area of 0.5 hectares or more and it is not known whether the development falls within sub-paragraph (c)(i);
  • the provision of a building or buildings where the floor space to be created by the development is 1,000 square metres or more; or
  • development carried out on a site having an area of 1 hectare or more


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