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Planning Act 2008

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4(1)A person may resign as the chair, or as a deputy or other Commissioner, by giving at least 3 months' notice in writing to the Secretary of State.

(2)The Secretary of State may remove a person from office as the chair, or as a deputy or other Commissioner, if the Secretary of State is satisfied that—

(a)the person is unable or unwilling to perform the duties of the office,

(b)the person has been convicted of a criminal offence, or

(c)the person is otherwise unfit to perform the duties of the office.

(3)In deciding whether a Commissioner is unfit to perform the duties of the Commissioner’s office, the Secretary of State must have regard to the provisions of the code of conduct issued under section 2.

(4)A person who holds or has held an office of one of the descriptions set out in sub-paragraph (6) may be re-appointed as a Commissioner, whether or not to an office of the same description.

(5)If a person who holds an office of one of those descriptions (“the first office”) becomes the holder of an office of another of those descriptions, the person ceases to hold the first office.

(6)The descriptions are—

(a)office as the chair;

(b)office as a deputy;

(c)office as one of the other Commissioners.

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