This Order, made under section 5 of the Town and Country Planning Act, provides for a wide variety of matters regarding the administration and development of the Portland Parish Development Area. Matters regulated by this Order include planning permission for development, control on subdivision of land, consultation with national authorities by the local planning authority before granting planning permission, appeals, control of pollution, environmental impact on streams, lakes, ponds, aquifer and protection of ecologically sensitive areas or national heritage sites, protection of agricultural activities. An Environmental Impact Assessment may be required from the applicant. The Second Schedule sets out Use Classes. The Third Schedule sets out Permitted Development. The Fifth Schedule sets out the Planning Framework for the development area.