Inspection of land (where hearing or inquiry is not to be held)
8.—(1) This regulation applies where AP is considering an objection otherwise than by means of holding a hearing or inquiry.
(2) AP may carry out a site inspection of the land to which the objection relates, provided that—
(a)AP has invited Natural England and the person or persons who made the objection to be present or be represented at the inspection; and
(b)AP has given any person who is to be present at the inspection reasonable notice of the date and time of the inspection.
(3) AP may be accompanied at the inspection by any other person AP thinks appropriate.
(4) The inspection does not need to be deferred if a person to whom notice of the inspection was given is not present at the appointed time of the inspection.