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The Town and Country Planning (Enforcement) (Inquiries Procedure) Rules 1992

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Appearances at inquiry

12.—(1) The persons entitled to appear at an inquiry are—

(a)the appellant;

(b)the local planning authority;

(c)any of the following bodies if the land is situated in their area and they are not the local planning authority—

(i)a county or district council;

(ii)a National Park Committee within the meaning of paragraph 5 of Schedule 17 to the Local Government Act 1972(1);

(iii)a joint planning board constituted under section 2(1) of the Planning Act or a joint planning board or special planning board reconstituted under Part I of Schedule 17 to the Local Government Act 1972;

(iv)an urban development corporation established under section 135 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980(2);

(v)an enterprise zone authority designated under Schedule 32 to the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980;

(vi)the Broads Authority, within the meaning of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988(3);

(vii)a housing action trust specified in an order made under section 67(1)(4)

(d)where the land is in an area designated as a new town, the development corporation for the new town or the Commision for the New Towns as its succesor;

(e)in the case of an enforcement appeal, any person on whom a copy of the enforcement notice has been served;

(f)in the case of an appeal under section 195 of the Planning Act, any person having an interest in the land;

(g)where the inquiry relates to an enforcement notice under section 38 of the Listed Buildings Act concerning a building in Greater London and it is not otherwise entitled to appear, the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England;

(h)any other person who has served a statement of case in accordance with rule 8(4).

(2) Nothing in paragraph (1) shall prevent the inspector from permitting any other person to appear at an inquiry, and such permission shall not be unreasonably withheld.

(3) Any person entitled or permitted to appear may do so on his own behalf or be represented by counsel, solicitor or any other person.

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