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(1)A person to whom the Board has given a notice under section 7 above may by notice in writing to the Board object to the date specified in the notice under section 7 as the date before which the scheme is to be submitted to the Board.
(2)A notice under this section shall be given within such time as may be specified by the Board in the notice given by it under section 7 above.
(3)A notice under this section shall give the reasons for any objection to which it relates.
(4)On considering an objection made in accordance with this section, the Board may either dismiss it or propose an extension of the time limit concerned.
(5)If the Board proposes an extension of the time limit and the objector agrees to the proposal, the notice under section 7 above shall have effect with the substitution of the agreed date.
(6)If the Board dismisses the objection or the objector does not agree to a proposal made by the Board and, in either case, the objection is not withdrawn, the Board shall refer the objection to the Secretary of State.
(7)The Board shall, on referring an objection to the Secretary of State, send him—
(a)a copy of the notice under section 7,
(b)a copy of the notice given by the objector under this section, and
(c)a statement of the Board’s reasons for its decisions on the objection.
(8)On a reference under this section the Secretary of State may confirm a decision of the Board to dismiss the objection, or may direct that the notice under section 7 above shall have effect with the substitution of a later date for the date referred to in subsection (1) above (and that later date may be the same as or later than any date proposed by the Board under this section).
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