78 Community views in relation to decisions

(1)

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.

(2)

[Repealed]

(3)

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

(4)

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Section 78(2): repealed, on 27 November 2010, by section 9 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 124).