Establishing the hearing or inquiry
12. (1) The Secretary of State must set a date for the hearing or inquiry (“the relevant date”).
(2) The Secretary of State must, at least 6 weeks before the relevant date, give notice of the relevant date to the appellant, the Authority and any person who has made representations concerning the appeal.
(3) The Authority must, at least 3 weeks before the relevant date, publish notice of the appeal in such manner as the Authority thinks is best calculated to bring it to the attention of any persons likely to be interested in it.
(4) If the relevant date is changed the procedure in paragraphs (2) and (3) must be repeated.