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Thanks. Just to clarify on commencing proceedings:
a) As no charge is being brought, and what is sought is an order (which if obtained would enable the service of an enforcement notice) this would be a civil matter (civil complaint – magistrates’ court act 1980)?
b) Since no charge is being brought proceedings ought not to be commenced by information/summons?
c) It seems there is usually no fee for an information/summons in the magistrates’ court re criminal matters. Would there be an application fee for a civil complaint?
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It is noted that the procedure is commenced by way of application. Is it correct to call the application a complaint?
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In a civil or quasi civil matter (concerning obtaining a planning enforcement order) can questions be put to a suspect to determine whether a breach has been concealed in an interview under caution? or are such interviews only for criminal cases?