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Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963

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6(1)Upon the consideration by the licensing authority of an application for the grant of a track betting licence, the following persons in addition to the applicant shall be entitled to be heard in person or by a representative, that is to say—

(a)any appropriate officer of police ;

(b)any person owning or occupying premises in the neighbourhood of the track;

(c)the governing body of any school or institution in the neighbourhood of the track;

(d)if the track is situated in England, any of the authorities specified in sub-paragraph (2) of this paragraph;

(e)if the track is situated in Scotland, any of the authorities specified in sub-paragraph (3) of this paragraph:

Provided that no objector shall be heard unless he has given to the applicant and to the licensing authority at least seven days' notice in writing of the grounds on which he proposes to contend that the application ought to be refused.

(2)The authorities referred to in sub-paragraph (1) (d) of this paragraph are—

(a)the local planning authority within the meaning of the Town and Country Planning Act 1962 for any area which includes the track or any part thereof;

(b)the council of any county district or metropolitan borough in which the track or any part thereof is situated ;

(c)any other local authority whose area adjoins any such county district or metropolitan borough: Provided that no local authority shall be entitled to be heard as an objector if the licensing authority are a committee of that local authority or a joint committee including persons appointed by that local authority. In this sub-paragraph, the expression " local authority " means any of the following councils, that is to say. the council of a county, county borough, metropolitan borough or county district and the Common Council of the City of London.

(3)The authorities referred to in sub-paragraph (1) (a) of this paragraph are—

(a)the council of any county or burgh adjoining the area of the licensing authority;

(b)where the licensing authority are a county council or a joint county council, the town council of any burgh situated in the county, or in either of the counties combined;

(c)where the licensing authority are a town council, the council of the county in which the burgh is situated.

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