[76E Applications under section 62A: determination by Secretary of State]
[76E Applications under section 62A: determination by Secretary of State]

[(1)     The Secretary of State may direct that an application made to the Secretary of State under section 62A (“a direct application”) is to be determined by the Secretary of State instead of by a person appointed under section 76D.

(2)     Where a direction is given under subsection (1), the Secretary of State must serve a copy of the direction on—

(a)     the person, if any, appointed under section 76D to determine the application concerned,

(b)     the applicant, and

(c)     the local planning authority.