(1) Any application for a permit in respect of land which was made under the Principal Act but which had not been decided before the commencement of a new planning scheme prepared under this Part and applying to that land must be decided in accordance with the provisions of the new planning scheme as in force at the date of the decision.
(2) Subject to subsection (3), Part 4 of the Principal Act as amended by this Act applies to an application referred to in subsection (1) as if a reference in that Part to a planning scheme were a reference to the new planning scheme.
(3) If notice had been given of an application under section 52 of the Principal Act before the commencement of the new planning scheme—
(a) any exemption in the new planning scheme from the giving of that notice does not apply; and
(b) any additional requirements for notice in the new planning scheme do not apply.