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

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16.—(1) The inspector may make an unaccompanied inspection of the land before or during an inquiry without giving notice of his intention to the persons entitled to appear at the inquiry.

(2) The inspector may, during an inquiry or after its close, inspect the land in the company of the local planning authority, the appellant and, in the case of an enforcement appeal, any person on whom a copy of the enforcement notice was served; and he shall make such an inspection if so required by the local planning authority or the appellant before or during an inquiry.

(3) In all cases where the inspector intends to make an inspection of the kind referred to in paragraph (2)he shall announce during the inquiry the date and time at which he proposes to make it.

(4) The inspector shall not be bound to defer an inspection of the kind referred to in paragraph (2) where any person mentioned in that paragraph is not present at the time appointed.

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