245. Special application procedure for local licences.

245.     Special application procedure for local licences.

Where a local licence1 is due to expire2 and Ofcom3 proposes to grant a further licence to provide the service in question4, Ofcom may if it thinks fit publish a notice5, which must:

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    (1)     state that Ofcom proposes to grant a further licence to provide a specified local service6;

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    (2)     specify the area or locality in the United Kingdom7 for which the service is to be provided8;

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    (3)     invite declarations of intent to apply for a licence to provide the service9;

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    (4)     specify the closing date for such declarations10; and