Local Government Act 2002

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78 Community views in relation to decisions


A local authority must, in the course of its decision-making process in relation to a matter, give consideration to the views and preferences of persons likely to be affected by, or to have an interest in, the matter.




A local authority is not required by this section alone to undertake any consultation process or procedure.


This section is subject to section 79.

Section 78(2): repealed, on 27 November 2010, by section 9 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 124).