(1) Before making a civil defence emergency management group plan, a Civil Defence Emergency Management Group must—
(a) give public notice, and any specific notice that the Group considers appropriate, of the proposal to make a plan; and
(b) specify in every notice given under paragraph (a) a period within which persons interested in the proposal may make submissions on the proposal to—
(i) the Group; or
(ii) a subgroup or committee of the Group; and
(c) ensure that any person who makes written submissions on the proposal within the period specified in the notice given under paragraph (a) is given a reasonable opportunity to be heard by the body to which the submissions are made; and
(d) make all written submissions on the proposal available to the public unless there is some good reason in law why it should not do so; and
(e) ensure that the final decision in relation to the proposal is made at a meeting of the Group.
(2) The period specified under subsection (1)(b)—
(a) must not be less than 1 month; and
(b) unless the Group otherwise directs, must not be more than 3 months.