Section 78 - Approval of revision by Secretary of State
168.Once the responsible regional authorities have prepared and published a draft revision of the regional strategy and the sustainability appraisal report, this section requires them to submit these to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State can then choose, subject to consultation, either to approve the draft revision as it stands or to modify it before approving it. In deciding whether or not to make modifications, the Secretary of State must have regard to any examination in public report and any representations made either to the responsible regional authorities or to the Secretary of State. Once the strategy has been approved, the responsible regional authorities are required to publish it.