Notification under s46 of the Planning Act 2008 to the Planning Inspectorate of consultation to be undertaken under s42 including a copy of the s48 notice.
On receipt of your s46 notice including the s48 notice we note the statement in the latter that: ?Electronic or hard copies of the consultation documents can be ordered from TfL using the contact details set out at the end of this notice. TfL will provide copies of the consultation documents free of charge on reasonable request.?
We would note that, should someone request a copy of the consultation documents, and TfL consider the request to be unreasonable and impose a charge, then this may lead to a potential technical breach under Regulation 4(3)(g) of the Infrastructure Planning (Applications: Prescribed Forms and procedure) Regulations 2009. We do however note that it is not your intention to ever charge for copies of the consultation materials. In the unlikely event that someone did make an unreasonable request, TfL would supply a reasonable number of copies free of charge and therefore comply with the s48 notice. TfL will make this clear in the Consultation Report.