Section 29 – Regulations in connection with inquiries, etc
141.Section 79(1) of the 1997 Act applies various provisions of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (“the TCPS Act”) for the purposes of the 1997 Act including the power to hold inquires under section 265 of the TCPS Act. Section 52 of the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 introduced a new section 275A into the TCPS Act which enables the procedure to be followed in such inquires to be set by regulations made by the Scottish Ministers.
142.Section 29(1) of the Act inserts a reference to the new section 275A into section 79(1) and so will enable such regulations to be made in relation to inquiries held under the 1997 Act.
143.Section 29(2) of the Act removes the power to make rules under the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992 for inquiries held under Schedule 3 to the 1997 Act.