(1) This section applies if an advisory committee conducts a hearing into a matter.
(2) The following sections (with any necessary changes) apply to the advisory committee as if it were a panel appointed under Part 8—
(a) section 159; and
(b) section 161(1), (3) and (5); and
(c) section 161(2) as if the reference to a planning authority were omitted; and
(d) sections 162 to 165 and 169.
Division 1—Appointment of panels