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Town and Country Planning (Inquiries Procedure) (England) Rules 2000 (No. 1624 of 2000).

Type of law
Regulation
Source

Abstract
These Rules regulate the procedure to be followed in connection with local inquiries in England held by the Secretary of State before he determines applications referred to him, or appeals made to him, in relation to planning permission, listed building consent and consent for the demolition of unlisted buildings in conservation areas. Rule 4(4) requires local planning authorities to return their completed questionnaires to the Secretary of State within 2 weeks of the starting date. Rule 5 requires that pre-inquiry meetings are to be held for all inquiries that the Secretary of State expects to last more than 8 days, unless he considers it unnecessary. Rule 6 requires the applicant and the local planning authority to ensure that 2 copies of their statements of case have been received by the Secretary of State within 6 weeks of the starting date. It provides for the documents to be copied by the Secretary of State to the parties and to be sent to the inspector. Rule 8 provides that the inspector will arrange a timetable, in respect of inquiries where a pre-inquiry meeting is held or which Secretary of State expects to last 8 days or more, and may vary the timetable. Rule 13(4) provides for the proofs of evidence to be sent by the Secretary of State to the inspector. Rule 14 requires the applicant and the local planning authority to prepare a statement of common ground and send it to the Secretary of State and any statutory party 4 weeks before the inquiry. Rule 15(2) provides that at the start of the inquiry the inspector will state what he considers to be the main issues to be considered at the inquiry.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
Entry into force on 1 August, 2000.
Notes
These Regulations replace, with amendments, the Town and Country Planning (Inquiries Procedure) Rules 1992, which are revoked, subject to the exceptions and transitional provisions contained in rule 24.
Repealed
No
Source language

English

Legislation status
in force
Legislation Amendment
No