Statutory Consultees

3.7 The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act (2004), updated 2008 and 2009, requires that local authorities consult with 'statutory consultees' or 'specific consultation bodies' as they are termed in the Act.  These are listed in ‘Appendix 3: Specific consultation bodies and other 'General Organisations'’; they include organisations such as neighbouring authorities and gas and electricity providers.  They are sent copies of the documents as a matter of course and are consulted at all stages.  They are often involved in early discussions on particular issues and development sites where their work and provision of services and facilities is affected.