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The Shops (Sunday Trading &c.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997


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Application for consent

4.  An application for a consent under this Schedule shall be made in writing and shall contain such information as the district council may reasonably require.

5.  An applicant for a consent under this Schedule shall pay such reasonable fee in respect of his application as the district council may determine.

6.—(1) Where an application is duly made to the district council for a consent under this Schedule, the council shall grant the consent unless it is satisfied that the loading or unloading of goods from vehicles before 9 a.m. on Sunday at the shop to which the application relates, in connection with the trade or business carried on at the shop, has caused, or would be likely to cause, undue annoyance to local residents.

(2) The council shall determine the application and notify the applicant in writing of its decision within the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which the application is received by the council.

(3) In a case where a consent is granted, the notification under sub-paragraph (2) shall specify the conditions, if any, subject to which the consent is granted.

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