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Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014

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Scheduled monuments

21Local inquiries in relation to scheduled monuments etc.

(1)The 1979 Act is amended as follows.

(2)After section 23 (annual reports of Ancient Monuments Boards) insert—

Local inquiries
23ALocal inquiries

(1)The Scottish Ministers may hold a local inquiry for the purposes of the exercise of any of their functions under this Part of this Act.

(2)The Scottish Ministers must appoint a person to hold the inquiry and to report on it to them.

(3)Subsections (4) to (13) of section 265 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (c.8) apply to an inquiry held by virtue of subsection (1) as they apply to an inquiry held by virtue of subsection (1) of that section.

23BLocal inquiries: further provision

(1)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make provision as to the procedure to be followed in connection with inquiries or hearings conducted under or by virtue of this Act.

(2)Regulations under subsection (1) may in particular make provision—

(a)about the notification of an inquiry or hearing,

(b)about the manner in which an inquiry or hearing is to be conducted,

(c)as to procedure in connection with matters preparatory to such inquiries or hearings and in connection with matters subsequent to them..

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