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The Playing Fields (Community Involvement in Disposal Decisions) (Wales) Regulations 2015

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9.—(1) Where, in accordance with these Regulations—

(a)a local authority is required to—

(i)send a document, copy of a document or any notice to another local authority or person; or

(ii)notify another local authority or person of any matter; and

(b)that other local authority or person has an address for the purposes of electronic communications,

the document, copy, notice or notification may be sent or made by way of electronic communications.

(2) Where, within these Regulations, another local authority or person may make representations to the local authority on any matter or documents, those representations may be made by way of electronic communications to the address provided by the local authority for that purpose.

(3) Any electronic communication received in accordance with these Regulations by the recipient outside the recipient’s normal office hours will be taken to have been received on the next working day.

(4) In this regulation—

“electronic communication” (“cyfathrebiad electronig”) has the same meaning as in section 15(1) of the Electronic Communications Act 2000(1); and

“working day” (“diwrnod gwaith”) means a day which is not a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, a bank holiday or a day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning (and “bank holiday” (“gŵyl banc”) means a day to be observed as such under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971(2)).

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2000 c. 7. In section 15(1) of the Electronic Communications Act 2000, “electronic communication” means a communication transmitted (whether from one person to another, from one device to another or from a person to a device or vice versa) – (a) by means of an electronic communications network; or (b) by other means but while in an electronic form. The definition was amended by section 406 of, and paragraph 158 of Schedule 17 to, the Electronic Communications Act 2003 (c. 21).

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