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Building (Scotland) Act 2003

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33Procedure regulations

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(1)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations (“procedure regulations”) make provision as to—

(a)the procedure to be followed in connection with—

(i)applications authorised or required to be made under this Act and the determination of such applications,

(ii)directions under section 3,

(iii)references to the Scottish Ministers under section 12,

(iv)the submission to verifiers of completion certificates and the acceptance or rejection of such certificates,

(b)the procedure to be followed—

(i)by certifiers in relation to the issue of certificates for the purposes of sections 11 and 19,

(ii)by local authorities in connection with their functions under Parts 3 and 4 and this Part,

(c)the appointment and removal of, and the exercise of functions by, verifiers and certifiers,

(d)the approval of schemes under section 7(2) and the withdrawal of such approval.

(2)Such regulations may in particular provide for the matters specified in schedule 3.

(3)Such regulations may provide for—

(a)the combination in a single document (a “combined application”) of—

(i)any application authorised or required to be made under this Act, and

(ii)any such application as is mentioned in section 274(1) (combined applications) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (c. 8),

(b)the making of a combined application in such form and manner, and to such authority, as the regulations may specify, and

(c)the transmission of copies of the application by that authority to such other authorities as the regulations may specify.

(4)Subsections (2) to (6) of section 274 of that Act apply in relation to regulations made in pursuance of subsection (3) as they do in relation to regulations made under subsection (1) of that section.

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