Public Inquiry

Public Inquiry

NRW can choose to cause an inquiry to be held into a particular proposal but expect this to be very rare and only for very complex or controversial applications if NRW believes that an inquiry will help them come to a decision. Should such an inquiry take place, the rules for inquiries set out in Section 250 (subsections 2-5) of the Local Government Act 1972 will apply. These rules cover attendance at inquiries, production of documents and costs.