44. Before rendering its decision, the commission must give the applicant or any person interested the opportunity to make written submissions; it must also hold a public hearing at the request of the applicant or of an interested person.
It may also require such information and documents from the applicant as it considers relevant.
The commission must transmit its decision, substantiated, to the applicant by registered mail.
It shall notify its decision to every interested person and to the community and municipal corporation in which the lot contemplated in the application is situated.
Subject to section 18, the decision of the commission is final and without appeal.