82A Information requirements for consultation required under this Act

(1)

This section applies if this Act requires a local authority to consult in accordance with, or using a process or a manner that gives effect to, the requirements of section 82.

(2)

The local authority must, for the purposes of section 82(1)(a) and (c), make the following publicly available:

(a)

the proposal and the reasons for the proposal; and

(b)

an analysis of the reasonably practicable options, including the proposal, identified under section 77(1); and

(c)

if a plan or policy or similar document is proposed to be adopted, a draft of the proposed plan, policy, or other document; and

(d)

if a plan or policy or similar document is proposed to be amended, details of the proposed changes to the plan, policy, or other document.

(3)

In the case of consultation on an annual plan under section 95(2), instead of complying with subsection (2), the local authority must prepare and adopt a consultation document that complies with section 95A.

(4)

Nothing in this section applies where the special consultative procedure under section 83 is required to be used.

(5)

Nothing in this section limits the application of section 82.

Section 82A: inserted, on 8 August 2014, by section 24 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 55).