Leeds Corporation Act 1927

Publication Date:January 01, 1927
 
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Leeds Corporation Act 1927

(17 & 18 Geo. 5) c. ci

An Act to extend the boundaries of the city of Leeds to confer further powers upon the lord mayor aldermen and citizens of that city relative to the acquisition of the undertaking of the Crossgates Halton and Seacroft Gas Company Limited the construction of street improvements and other matters and for other purposes.

[29th July 1927]

[17 & 18 Geo. 5.] Leeds Corporation [Ch. ci.] Act, 1927. CHAPTER ci. An Act to extend the boundaries of the city of A.D. 1027. Leeds to confer further powers upon the lord mayor aldermen and citizens of that city relative to the acquisition of the undertaking of the Crossgates Halton and Seacroft Gas Company Limited the construction of street improvements and other matters and for other purposes. [29th July 1927.] W HEREAS the city of Leeds (hereinafter called " the city ") is a county borough under the government of the lord mayor aldermen and citizens of the city (hereinafter called " the Corporation "): And whereas the unrepealed provisions of the local Acts specified in Part I of the First Schedule to this Act and of the Orders specified in Part II of that schedule are in force in the city: And whereas (a) the township of Templenewsam which is a contributory place in the rural district of Hunslet; (6) the township of Austhorpe which is a contributory place in the rural district of Tadcaster; and (c) the townships of Alwoodley and Eccup which are contributory places in the rural district of Wharf edale; [Price 2s. M. Net] A 1 [Ch. Ci.] Leeds Corporation [17 & 18 Geo. 5.1 Act, 1927. A.D. 1927. are situate in the administrative county of the west riding of Yorkshire and immediately adjoin the city : And whereas it is expedient to alter and extend the boundaries of the city so as to include therein the townships of Templenewsam Alwoodley and Eccup and part of the township of Austhorpe : And whereas the Leeds Union comprises the township of Leeds which is co-terminous with the city and the township of Templenewsam : And whereas the township of Austhorpe forms part of the Tadcaster Union and the townships of Alwoodley and Eccup form part of the Wharfedale Union : And whereas it is expedient to extend the boundaries of the township of Leeds so as to include therein the several areas added to the city: And whereas the greater part of the city is supplied with gas by the Corporation and part thereof together with (amongst other places) the township of Templenewsam is supplied by the Crossgates Halton and Seacroft Gas Company Limited under powers conferred upon them by the Crossgates Halton and Seacroft Gas Order 1898 and the Crossgates Halton and Seacroft Gas Order 1903 : And whereas the said company have agreed with the Corporation for the transfer of their undertaking to the Corporation and it is expedient that the agreement (a copy of which is set forth in the Fourth Schedule to this Act) should be carried into effect: And whereas it is expedient to confer further powers upon the Corporation for and in relation to the construction of street improvements and to make further provision for the health and local government of the city : And whereas it is expedient that the other provisions contained in this Act be enacted: And whereas the purposes of this Act cannot be effected without the authority of Parliament: And whereas an estimate has been prepared for the purpose hereinafter mentioned and such estimate is as follows: For and in connection with the con- £ struction of the street improvements authorised by this Act * 51,150 2 [17 & 18 Geo. 5.] Leeds Corporation [Oh. ci.] Act, 1927. And whereas the several works included in such A.D. 1927. estimate are permanent works and it is expedient that the cost thereof should be spread over a term of years: And whereas in relation to the promotion of the Bill for this Act the requirements of the Borough Funds Acts 1872 and 1903 have been observed : And whereas plans and sections showing the lines and levels of the works authorised by this Act and also a book of reference containing the names of the owners and lessees or reputed owners and lessees and of the occupiers of the lands required or which may be taken for the purposes or under the powers of this Act were duly deposited with the clerk of the peace for the west riding of Yorkshire which plans sections and book of reference are in this Act respectively referred to as the deposited plans sections and book of reference : May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted and be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by the authority of the same as follows (that is to say): Part I. Preliminary. 1.(1) This Act may be cited as the Leeds Corpora- Short and tion Act 1927. collective (2) The Leeds Corporation Acts 1896 to 1925 and this Act may be cited jointly as the Leeds Corporation Acts 1896 to 1927. 2. This Act is divided into Parts as follows (that is Division of to say): Ac* into Part I.Preliminary. Part II.Lands and street improvements. Part III.Extension of city. Part IV.Purchase of gas undertaking. Part V.Sanitary provisions. Part VI.Financial provisions. Part VII.Miscellaneous provisions. A 2 ?? 3 [Ch. ci.] Leeds Corporation [17 & 18 Geo. 51 Act, 1927. 'J . A.D. 1927. 3. The Lands Clauses Acts (so far as the same are applicable for the purposes and are not inconsistent with tio^Xlcts provisions of this Act) are hereby incorporated with ' this Act with the following exception and modification (namely): (a) Section 127 (relating to the sale of superfluous lands) of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 is not incorporated with this Act; (b) The bond required by section 85 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 shall be under the corporate seal of the Corporation and shall be sufficient without the addition of the sureties mentioned in that section. Interpreta- 4.(1) In this Act the several words and expressions tion. to which meanings are assigned by the Acts wholly or partially incorporated herewith or by the Public Health Acts shall have the same respective meanings unless there be something in the subject or context repugnant to such construction. (2) In this Act unless the subject or context otherwise requires (i) " The Corporation " means as the context requires the lord mayor aldermen and citizens of the existing city or of the city acting by the council; (ii) " The city " means the existing city of Leeds as extended by this Act; (iii) " The existing city " means the city as it exists immediately before the appointed day; (iv) " The council" means the council of the city; (v) " The town clerk " and " the medical officer " mean respectively the town clerk and the medical officer of health of the city and respectively include any person duly authorised to discharge temporarily the duties of those offices; (vi) " The general rate fund " and " the general rate " mean respectively the general rate fund and the general rate of the city or until the date when the first new valuation list made under Part II of the Rating and Valuation Act 1925 comes into force in the city the city fund and the city rate of the city; 4 17 & 18 Geo. 5.] Leeds Corporation [Ch. Ci.] Act, 1927. (vii) "The county" and "the county council" A.D. 1927. mean respectively the administrative county of the west riding of Yorkshire and the county council of that county; (viii) " The Hunslet district" " the Tadcaster district " " the Wharfedale district " " the Hunslet Council" "the Tadcaster Council" and "the Wharfedale Council" mean respectively the rural districts of Hunslet Tadcaster and Wharfedale and the rural district councils of those districts; (ix) " The rural councils " means the councils last mentioned; (x) " The added part of Austhorpe " means the part of the existing township of Austhorpe the boundary whereof is shown by the outer edge of the grey line on the city map and " the excluded part of Austhorpe " means the remaining part of the existing township; (xi) " The added areas " means the parts of the Hunslet district the Tadcaster district and the Wharfedale district which are added to the existing city by this Act; (xii) "The Tadcaster Union" "the Wharfedale Union " " the Tadcaster guardians " and " the Wharfedale guardians " mean respectively the poor law unions bearing those names and the respective boards of guardians of those unions; (xiii) " The Leeds guardians " means the guardians of the poor of the township of Leeds; (xiv) " The city map " means the map signed in triplicate by Sir Thomas Robinson the Chairman of the Committee of the House of Commons to whom the Bill for this Act was referred one of which has been deposited in the Parliament Office of the House of Lords one in the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and one with the town clerk at his office; (xv) " The appointed day " means the first day of April nineteen hundred and twenty-eight; (xvi) " Existing " in relation to any area altered by this Act means existing immediately before the appointed day; 5 [Ch. ci.] Leeds Corporation [17 & 18 Geo. 51 Act, 1927. A.D. 1927. (xvii) "Officer" includes a servant; (xviii) " The Lands Clauses Acts " means the Lands Clauses Acts as modified by the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act 1919; (xix) " The Act of 1888 " and " the Act of 1894 " mean respectively the Local Government Act 1888 and the Local Government Act 1894; (xx) " The Eating Act" means the Rating and Valuation Act 1925; (xxi) " The Public Health Acts " means the Public Health Act 1875 and the Acts amending and extending the same; (xxii) " The Municipal Corporations Acts " means the Municipal Corporations Act 1882 and the Acts amending and extending the same; (xxiii) " The local Acts" means the local Acts specified in Part I of the First Schedule to this Act the Orders specified in Part II of that schedule...

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