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Communications Act 2003

Section 255: Extension of special application procedure for local licences

557.This section extends to all local licences the special “fast-track” application procedure for local licences under section 104B of the Broadcasting Act 1990. This allows the expedited award of a new licence to the existing licence holder if no declarations of intent to apply for the new licence are received from a person other than the licence-holder.

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