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High Hedges Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 14 - Service of documents in electronic form

This deals with delivery of documents in electronic form.  In particular, subsection (1) prevents the use of electronic communications for sending copies of a remedial notice (issued under section 4).

Other documents under this Act may be delivered electronically if the recipient has agreed to an electronic address and the electronic form for the document.  In such circumstances subsection (4) specifies that such documents will be considered to have been delivered at 9 am on the working day following the day on which it is transmitted.

Documents can be made available on a website if the recipient has agreed to this, and is notified when the document is on a website and given details of the address and place on the website at which it can be obtained.  As is the case with documents transmitted electronically and by virtue of subsection (6) the document will be treated as delivered at 9 am on the working day immediately following the day on which the recipient is notified of the presence of the document on the specified website.

Subsections (7), (8) and (9) give the Department the power to make Regulations amending the provisions about the delivery of documents in electronic form.

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