Fferm Wynt Coedwig Clocaenog
Query rergarding how the Examining Authority is proposing to differentiate between Relevant Representations that are made by parties who have financial ties to the developer and others
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Cyngor a roddwyd
Anyone is entitled to register as an interested party by completing the Planning Inspectorate Registration and Relevant Representation form. There are statutory requirements about the information that must be provided on the prescribed form for the representation to be considered ?valid?. These requirements are set out in section 102(4) of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended) and associated Regulations. These also include the details of any organisation or person represented by an agent. There are no provisions under legislation that prohibits persons associated or employed by the applicant from making a relevant representation. It is important to note, however, that the applicant is automatically registered as an interested party under section 102.
Relevant representations are used by the Examining Authority to help identify the initial principal issues for examination. Interested parties are then able to submit further representations in accordance with the examination procedures. From the information provided in the relevant representation form and subsequent representations made, the Examining Authority assesses the nature of the representation and its relevance to the examination. If there are issues regarding the relationship of an interested party with the applicant, in terms of contracts or financial matters that may have a bearing on the examination, it will be for the Examining Authority to decide their importance and whether to ask questions in order to clarify points or to seek further information. The Examining Authority may reject any material that is considered vexatious or frivolous.