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22.—(1) Without prejudice to section 233 of the Local Government Act 1972(1) (service of notice by local authorities) and paragraph (2), and subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), any notice required by any provision of these Regulations to be given or served may be given or served—
(a)by delivering it—
(i)to the person (“X”) to whom it is to be given or on whom it is to be served; or
(ii)to any other person authorised by X to act as X’s agent for the purpose;
(b)by sending it to X or X’s agent by electronic communication;
(c)by leaving it at or forwarding it by post to—
(i)X’s usual or last-known place of business, or
(ii)in the case of a company, its registered office, or
(iii)the usual or last-known place of business or registered office of any other person authorised as mentioned in sub-paragraph (a)(ii);
(d)by delivering it to some person on the premises to which it relates or, if there is no person on the premises to whom it can so be delivered, by fixing it to some conspicuous part of the premises;
(e)without prejudice to the foregoing provisions of this regulation, where a hereditament to which the notice relates is a place of business of the person on whom it is to be served, by leaving it at, or forwarding it by post addressed to that person at, that place of business.
(2) Where any notice which is to be given to or served on a person is to be given or served by or on behalf of the Common Council or by an officer of the Common Council, it may be given or served in any manner in which it might be given or served under section 233 of the Local Government Act 1972 if the Common Council were a local authority within the meaning of that section.
(3) Any notice to be served on the owner or occupier of any premises may be addressed by the description “owner” or “occupier” of the premises, without further name or description.
(4) Any notice to be given to or served on a VO may be given or served by—
(a)addressing the notice to the VO for the area in question, without further description; and
(b)delivering it or sending it to the VO’s office by post or electronic communication.
(5) In this regulation—
(a)“electronic communication” as the meaning given by section 15(1) of the Electronic Communications Act 2000(2);
(b)any reference to a notice includes a reference to a proposal and any other document required or authorised to be given or served;
(c)any reference to such requirement or authorisation is to a requirement or authorisation under these Regulations; and
(d)any notice sent by the means described in paragraph (1)(b) shall be regarded as sent when it is received in a legible form.
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