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Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009

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Local authority hearing to consider proposed scheme

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8(1)This paragraph applies where—

(a)the local authority has made a preliminary decision in relation to a proposed scheme under paragraph 5, and

(b)paragraph 7 does not apply.

(2)Before making a final decision under paragraph 9, the local authority—

(a)must, if it has notified the Scottish Ministers under paragraph 5(5) but they have decided not to consider the proposed scheme,

(b)may, in any other case,

hold a hearing to consider the proposed scheme.

(3)The local authority must—

(a)invite to the hearing each objector who has made a valid objection (unless withdrawn) or a late objection which the authority intends to consider, and

(b)give notice of the hearing in the manner set out in paragraphs 1(1)(a) and (b).

(4)An invitation under sub-paragraph (3)(a) must be given not less than 28 days before the proposed hearing.

(5)Notices given under sub-paragraph (3)(b) must be published at least 21 days before the proposed hearing.

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