Playing Fields (Community Involvement in Disposal Decisions) (Wales) Measure 2010

Document Number:2010 nawm 6
Coming into force:Coming into force on the 15/12/2010

A Measure of the National Assembly for Wales to make provision in relation to community involvement in decisions by local authorities in Wales whether to dispose of playing fields; and for connected purposes.

This Measure, passed by the National Assembly for Wales on 6 October 2010 and approved by Her Majesty in Council on 15 December 2010 , enacts the following provisions:–

1 Community involvement in disposals by local authorities of playing fields

(1) The Welsh Ministers may, by regulations, make provision for the involvement of communities in decisions by local authorities about disposals by them of land consisting or forming part of a playing field.

(2) Regulations under subsection (1) may amongst other things–

(a) apply the regulations to specified kinds of disposals;

(b) apply the regulations to disposals of specified kinds of playing field;

(c) make a disposal to which the regulations apply subject to consultation in accordance with the regulations;

(d) specify persons or categories of person who must be consulted, those persons being those affected by, or interested in, a disposal to which the regulations apply;

(e) provide for the form and manner of consultation;

(f) provide for the giving of notice of proposed disposals, including the form and manner of notice;

(g) require the provision of information about–

(i) the effect of a proposed disposal on any strategy, plan or assessment specified in the regulations, or

(ii) anything else connected to a proposed disposal;

(h) specify the form and manner in which information is to be provided;

(i) provide that a local authority must, in exercising its functions under the regulations, have regard to guidance given from time to time by the Welsh Ministers;

(j) make different provision for different cases or classes of case;

(k) make provision generally or subject to exceptions or only in relation to specific cases or classes of case;

(l) make such incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitional or saving provisions as the Welsh Ministers think fit.

(3) In this Measure–

“disposal” (“gwarediad”) means a grant of any estate or interest in land or the entry into an agreement to do so;

“local authority” (“awdurdod lleol”) means–

a county or county borough council,

a community council (including a town council) ,

a National Park authority;

“playing field” (“cae chwarae”) means an open space which includes one or more areas which have at any time been marked or otherwise set aside for...

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