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Notification of decision

12.—(1) The Secretary of State or the appointed person (if the Secretary of State has directed the appointed person to determine the appeal on his behalf) shall notify the decision on the appeal, and the reasons therefor, in writing to the parties and to any person who, having appeared at the hearing, has asked to be notified of the decision.

(2) Where a report has been made by the appointed person under rule 11(1) and a copy of that report is not sent with the notification of the decision, the notification shall be accompanied by a summary of the appointed person's conclusions and recommendations.

(3) Where a report has been made by the appointed person under rule 11(1) and any person entitled to be notified of the decision on the appeal under paragraph (1) of this rule has not received a copy of that report, he shall be supplied with a copy thereof on written application made to the Secretary of State within one month from the date of such decision.

(4) For the purposes of this rule “reportdoes not include documents, photographs or plans appended to the report.