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The Planning (Inquiry Procedure) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2015

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14.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the inspector or planning appeals commission may make an unaccompanied inspection of the land before or during an inquiry without giving notice of their intention to the persons entitled to appear at the inquiry.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply where a site inspection will involve inspection of closed evidence.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), during an inquiry or after its close, the inspector or planning appeals commission—

(a)may inspect the land in the company of the applicant, the Department and each statutory party; and

(b)shall make such an inspection if so requested by the applicant or the Department before or during an inquiry.

(4) Where an accompanied site inspection will involve the inspection of closed evidence, paragraph (3) does not apply and the inspector or planning appeals commission—

(a)may inspect the land in the company of the applicant and the appointed representative, where one has been appointed; and

(b)shall make such an inspection if so requested by the applicant or the appointed representative before or during an inquiry.

(5) In all cases where the inspector or planning appeals commission intend to make an accompanied site inspection they shall announce during the inquiry the date and time at which they propose to make it.

(6) The inspector or planning appeals commission shall not be bound to defer an inspection of the kind referred to in paragraph (3) or (4) where any person mentioned in that paragraph is not present at the time appointed.

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