Forestry Act 2012 No 96
69D Public consultation on making agreement
(1) The Ministers who are to be parties to a proposed forest agreement are required to ensure that the public is given an opportunity to participate in connection with the making of the forest agreement.(2) The public participation is to include—(a) giving at least 28 days public notice of the making of the proposed agreement, and(b) making the proposed agreement publicly accessible during that period of public notice, and(c) inviting representations in connection with the proposed agreement within the time specified in the notice, and(d) consideration of any such representation before the agreement is made.(3) This section does not apply to the making of forest agreements with respect to the Eden region, the Lower North East region and the Upper North East region (other than the making of a forest agreement for any such region to replace any earlier such agreement).