These Rules set out the procedures to be followed in connection with local inquiries held for the purposes of certain applications and appeals under the Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Scotland) Act 1997. The Rules concern procedural matters of inquiries held in connection with: (a) applications referred to the Scottish Ministers under section 18 of the Hazardous Substances Act; and (b) appeals under section 19 of the Act and regulation 43 of the Town and Country Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Amended by: Town and Country Planning (Hazardous Substances Inquiry Session Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2015 (S.S.I. No. 250 of 2015). (2015-06-04)
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