Chapter 6E+W+SSuspension of decision-making process
108Suspension during review of national policy statementE+W+S
(1)This section applies where—
(a)an application is made for an order granting development consent for development of a description in relation to which a national policy statement has effect, and
(b)the Secretary of State thinks that, as a result of a change in circumstances since the national policy statement was first published or (if later) the statement or any part of it was last reviewed, all or part of the statement should be reviewed before the application is decided.
(2)The Secretary of State may direct that, until the review has been completed and the Secretary of State has complied with section 6(5) in relation to the review, the following are suspended—
(a)examination of the application by a Panel under Chapter 2 or a single Commissioner under Chapter 3 (if not already completed), and
(b)decision of the application by that Panel or (as the case may be) the Council.