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The Town and Country Planning (Referrals and Appeals) (Written Representations Procedure) (Wales) Regulations 2015

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15.—(1) The relevant notice, and the documents accompanying it, will be deemed to comprise the appellant’s representations in relation to the appeal.

(2) The local planning authority may elect to treat the questionnaire, and the documents sent with it, as its representations in relation to the appeal and, where they do so, they must notify the Welsh Ministers and the appellant accordingly when they send to the Welsh Ministers, and copy to the appellant, the questionnaire in accordance with regulation 13.

(3) Where the local planning authority does not elect as described in paragraph (2), they must ensure that 2 copies of any further written representations are received by the Welsh Ministers within 6 weeks of the starting date.

(4) An appellant who wishes to make any further representations to those in paragraph (1) must send 2 copies of those further representations to the Welsh Ministers so as to be received within 6 weeks of the starting date.

(5) The Welsh Ministers must, as soon as practicable after receipt, send to the appellant a copy of any representations sent to them by the local planning authority and must send to the local planning authority a copy of any representations sent to them by the appellant.

(6) The appellant and the local planning authority must send to the Welsh Ministers 2 copies of any written comments they have on each other’s representations so as to be received within 9 weeks of the starting date and the Welsh Ministers must, as soon as practicable after receipt, send a copy of those further comments to the other party.

(7) The Welsh Ministers may disregard further information from the appellant and the local planning authority which is not received within 9 weeks of the starting date unless that further information has been requested by them.

(8) Where a party to which this regulation applies elects to use electronic communications for submitting, sending, copying, or sending a copy of any representations, questionnaire or other document, this regulation has effect subject to the following modifications—

(a)where the party so electing is the local planning authority, the words “2 copies of” in paragraphs (3) and (6) are omitted;

(b)where the party so electing is the appellant, the words “2 copies of” in paragraphs (4) and (6) are omitted.

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