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SCHEDULE 3E+W Delegation of appellate functions

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Sch. 3 applied (12.11.2009 for specified purposes, 12.1.2010 in so far as not already in force) by Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (c. 23), s. 324(1)(c)(d)(2)(d), Sch. 20 para. 4(4) (with s. 308)

Holding of local inquiries and other hearings by appointed personsE+W

4(1)If either of the parties to an appeal or matter expresses a wish to appear before and be heard by the appointed person, the appointed person shall give both of them an opportunity of appearing and being heard.E+W

(2)Whether or not a party to an appeal or matter has asked for an opportunity to appear and be heard, the appointed person—

(a)may hold a local inquiry or other hearing in connection with the appeal or matter, and

(b)shall, if the appointing authority so directs, hold a local inquiry in connection with the appeal or matter.

(3)Where an appointed person holds a local inquiry or other hearing by virtue of this Schedule, an assessor may be appointed by the appointing authority to sit with the appointed person at the inquiry or hearing and advise him on any matters arising, notwithstanding that the appointed person is to determine the appeal or matter.

(4)Subject to paragraph 5, the costs of a local inquiry held under this Schedule shall be defrayed by the appointing authority.