Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Act 2010

Document Number:2010 CHAPTER 21
Coming into force:Coming into force on the 08/06/2010
 
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An Act to amend the Sustainable Communities Act 2007.

[8 th April 2010]

Be it enacted by the Queen’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:—

1 Amendment of existing procedure in Sustainable Communities Act 2007

(1) The Sustainable Communities Act 2007 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 3(3) for “which of the proposals on the short-list should be implemented” substitute “, in relation to each proposal on the short-list—

(a) whether the proposal should be implemented or not, and

(b) if the Secretary of State thinks that it should be implemented, whether to implement it in whole or in part.”

2 New procedure for proposals under Sustainable Communities Act 2007

(1) The Sustainable Communities Act 2007 is amended as follows.

(2) After section 5 insert—

“5 ASubsequent invitations

(1) Sections 2 to 5 do not apply in relation to an invitation by the Secretary of State to make proposals if the invitation is issued on or after the day on which the Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Act 2010 comes into force.

(2) The Secretary of State must, no later than 1 st January 2011 , give notice to local authorities of the latest date on which the Secretary of State proposes to invite local authorities to make proposals which they consider would contribute to promoting the sustainability of local communities.

(3) The Secretary of State must issue the invitation on or before the date specified in accordance with subsection (2).

(4) A local authority must have regard to the matters specified in the Schedule before making a proposal in response to an invitation by the Secretary of State.

5 BPower to make regulations

(1) The Secretary of State may make regulations about proposals made in response to an invitation issued on or after the day on which the Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Act 2010 comes into force.

(2) Regulations under this section must—

(a) require the Secretary of State to consider each proposal and to decide—

(i) whether to implement the proposal, and

(ii) if the Secretary of State thinks that it should be implemented, whether to implement it in whole or in part, and

(b) require the Secretary of State—

(i) to publish a decision, in relation to each proposal, as to whether it will be implemented or not and, if it is to be implemented, whether in whole or in part,

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