Planning Act 2008 Explanatory Notes

Section 87: Examining authority to control examination of application

163.This section provides that it is for the Examining authority to decide how to examine an application. When doing this the examining authority must comply with the provisions of this Chapter and any procedural rules made by the Lord Chancellor and must have regard to any guidance given by the Secretary of State and the Commission.

164.Subsection (3) provides that the examining authority may disregard representations which it considers are vexatious or frivolous, relate to the merits of a policy set out in a national policy statement or to compensation for the compulsory acquisition of land or of an interest in or right over land.

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