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17.—(1) As soon as practicable after considering—
(a)the application and all representations made in accordance with regulation 9,
(b)any report by an inspector following a site inspection, and
(c)where a hearing or inquiry has been held, either—
(i)the evidence presented at the hearing or inquiry (if the determination is being made by the inspector who heard the evidence), or
(ii)the report and recommendation of the inspector (if the determination is not being made by the inspector),
the determining authority must determine whether or not to grant consent to the proposed works, and notify the applicant in writing of that decision.
(2) The decision must state, with reasons, whether consent to the proposed works is—
(a)granted as sought in the application;
(b)granted only in part, or subject to modifications or conditions; or
(3) Where an inspector has produced a report following a hearing, inquiry or site inspection, the notification of the decision sent to the applicant must be accompanied by a copy of that report.
(4) The determining authority must publish the decision, and the reasons for it, on an appropriate website.
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