967. Granting and refusing to grant licences.

Before granting a licence or, as the case may be, refusing to grant a licence, the Civil Aviation Authority ('CAA')1 must:


    (1)     publish a notice in relation to the proposed licence or proposed refusal2;


    (2)     send a copy of the notice to the applicant for the licence and such bodies representing airport operators or providers of air transport services as the CAA considers appropriate3; and


    (3)     consider any representations about the proposal to grant the licence, including the proposed conditions, or representations about the proposed refusal, that are made in the period specified in the notice (and not withdrawn)4.