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DEPP 3.3 Straightforward decisions


In statutory notice cases for which the RDC is the decision-maker, the Chairman or a Deputy Chairman of the RDC may take a straightforward decision to give the statutory notice.


The Chairman or, if he is unavailable, a Deputy Chairman will decide whether a decision is straightforward. In doing so he will have regard to all the circumstances. These may include:

  1. (1)

    the significance of the decision to those who would be affected by it;

  2. (2)

    its novelty in the light of stated policy and established practice;

  3. (3)

    the complexity of the relevant considerations, including whether representations have been made;

  4. (4)

    the range of alternative options;

  5. (5)

    the extent to which the facts relating to the decision are or may be disputed.


The RDC Chairman or a Deputy Chairman may, notwithstanding the fact that a decision is straightforward, take the decision to give the statutory notice jointly with one or more other members of the RDC if he considers it appropriate to do so.