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7(1)[F1The applicant]shall publish in two successive weeks in the Gazette, and in one or more local newspapers circulating in the locality of the storage area, a notice of [F2his application]naming a place in that locality where copies of the application and of the accompanying map, may be inspected, describing the surface area of the storage and protective areas, and stating the nature and volume of gas proposed to be stored and the minimum depth below the surface of the ground of the stratum in which it is to be stored.E+W+S

(2)The notice shall state the time, being not less than twenty-eight days from the date of first publication of the notice, within which objections to the application may be made to the Minister.

(3)[F1The applicant]shall serve a notice containing all the particulars in the notice published under this paragraph—

(a)on every local planning [F3authority, [F4every local authority who are not a local planning authority and every] river authority within][F3authority and every local authority who are not a local planning authority, being, in either case, an authority within] whose area any part of the storage area or protective area lies, and

(b)on all statutory water undertakers within whose [F5limits of supply][F5area] any part of the storage area or protective area lies or who are holders of a statutory licence to abstract water within either of those areas, and

[F6(bb)on the National Rivers Authority, and]

(c)on every highway authority who are not a local authority and who are responsible for any part of a highway within the storage area or protective area, and

(d)on every owner, lessee and occupier (except tenants for a month or any period less than a month) of any land within the storage area or within the protective area, and

(e)on such other bodies or individuals as the Minister may direct,

stating that representations by any of those persons may be made to the Minister within twenty-eight days of the date on which the notice is served.

(4)[F1The applicant]shall inform the Minister of the dates on which the notices were published or served under this paragraph.

(5)A notice under this paragraph shall require any person objecting to the application to state the grounds of his objections.

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F3Words from “authority and every” to “within” substituted (E.W.) for the words from “authority, every” to “within” by virtue of Water Act 1989 (c. 15, SIF 130), s. 190(1), Sch. 25 para. 32(6)(a) (with ss. 58(7), 101(1), 141(6), 160(1)(2)(4), 163, 189(4)–(10), 190, 193(1), Sch. 26 paras. 3(1)(2), 17, 40(4), 57(6), 58.

F5Word “area” substituted (E.W.) for words “limits of supply” by Water Act 1989 (c.15, SIF 130), s. 190(1), Sch. 25 para. 32(6)(b)(with ss. 58(7), 101(1), 141(6), 160(1)(2)(4), 163, 189(4)–(10), 190, 193(1), Sch. 26 paras. 3(1)(2), 17, 40(4), 57(6), 58.

F6Sch. 2 paras. 4(2)(bb), 7(3)(bb), 12(1)(bb) and 16(2)(bb) inserted (E.W.) by Water Act 1989 (c. 15, SIF 130), s. 190(1), Sch. 25 para. 32(6)(c) (with ss. 58(7), 101(1), 141(6), 160(1)(2)(4), 163, 189(4)–(10), 190, 193(1), Sch. 26 paras. 3(1)(2), 17, 40(4), 57(6), 58.

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C1Sch. 2, as it applies to Scotland, paras. 7(3)(c), 12(1)(c) repealed by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1989 (c. 43), s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. X

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