Section 21 – Hearings in connection with applications for listed building consent and appeals
79.Section 21 removes the requirement to hold a hearing before determining applications and appeals under the 1997 Act. This provision amends the 1997 Act to bring the equivalent processes into line with those in the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 as amended by the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006. Paragraph (a) repeals subsection (4) of section 11 (reference of certain applications to the Scottish Ministers) of the 1997 Act. Paragraph (b) repeals certain provisions of Schedule 3 to the 1997 Act relating to the determination of certain appeals by persons appointed by the Scottish Ministers and certain appeals by the Scottish Ministers which, but for a direction under paragraph 3(1), would fall to be determined by an appointed person.