Section 52 Charging schemes: consultation and inquiries
86.This section defines the roles of charging authorities and the Scottish Ministers in relation to consulting on orders setting up, varying and revoking charging schemes.
87.Authorities will be able to consult others before deciding to introduce, vary or revoke an order. The Scottish Ministers will similarly be able to consult others or to require authorities to consult others about a proposed charging scheme or the variation or revocation of an existing charging scheme.
88.Subsections (3) and (4) enable the Scottish Ministers or authorities to hold an inquiry on the making, variation or revocation of a scheme themselves and to appoint a person or persons to adjudicate on such an inquiry. Subsection (5) provides that the Scottish Ministers may set out in regulations particular circumstances in which an inquiry will be required.