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The Road User Charging (Consultation and Publication) (Scotland) Regulations 2003

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3.—(1) The charging authority shall in all cases consult–

(a)the chief constable of any police force for the police area in which any road to which the charging scheme relates is situated;

(b)the chief officer of the Scottish Ambulance Service;

(c)the fire authority;

(d)the Road Haulage Association;

(e)the Freight Transport Association;

(f)the Automobile Association;

(g)the Royal Automobile Club; and

(h)such other organisations representing persons or individuals likely to be affected by any provision in the proposed charging scheme as the charging authority thinks appropriate.

(2) In the cases specified in column 1 of the table below the charging authority shall also consult the person or persons specified in the corresponding entry in column 2 of that table.

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Column 1Column 2
Where the charging scheme appears to the charging authority to be likely to affect traffic on a road for which another authority is the local traffic authority.The other authority.
Where the charging scheme appears to the charging authority to be likely to affect traffic on a Crown road.The appropriate Crown authority.
Where the charging scheme appears to the charging authority to be likely to affect traffic on a road on which public passenger transport services are provided.The operator of the service and the Passenger Transport Authority, if any, for the area in which those services are provided.

(3) In consulting any person as required by paragraphs (1) or (2) the charging authority shall provide that person with the information specified in paragraph (6).

(4) Any person consulted under paragraphs (1) or (2) may make such representations on the proposed charging scheme to the charging authority as they consider appropriate.

(5) Any representations made by a person under paragraph (4) shall be submitted to the charging authority within 3 months of the date on which the charging authority provides that person with the information specified in paragraph (6).

(6) Each person consulted under paragraph (1) or (2) shall be provided by the charging authority with the following:–

(a)a draft of the order which would make the proposed charging scheme;

(b)a copy of the relevant map;

(c)a copy of a statement by the charging authority setting out the reasons why the proposed charging scheme should be made; and

(d)any other information on the proposed charging scheme which the charging authority considers necessary or appropriate.

(7) The charging authority shall prepare and publish a report detailing the persons consulted under paragraphs (1) and (2) and any representations made under paragraph (4) and any report so prepared shall indicate the extent to which the charging authority will implement any proposals contained in any representations so made.

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