101 Power to refer certain planning questions to Planning Inquiry Commission
101 Power to refer certain planning questions to Planning Inquiry Commission

(1)     The Secretary of State may constitute a Planning Inquiry Commission to inquire into and report on any matter referred to them under subsection (2) in the circumstances mentioned in subsection (3).

(2)     The matters that may be referred to a Planning Inquiry Commission are—

(a)     an application for planning permission which the Secretary of State has under section 77 directed to be referred to him instead of being dealt with by a local planning authority;

(b)     an appeal under section 78 (including that section as applied by or under any other provision of this Act);