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It is based only on the provisions of the code. But the code -- it's very important, I think, for the public to recognise this. The code is a selection of very general principles which have to be applied in very particular circumstances. I think that whereas I am guided by the code, and if there are instances in which the provisions of the code conflict with my personal opinion, I don't have the luxury to indulge my personal opinion in relation to the application of the code. But I would hope that in the application of the code to these particular circumstances, either by myself or on appeal by the Council, that this application will be informed by a large measure of common sense and of equity.

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