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PART 3 E+WARRANGEMENTS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

CHAPTER 2E+WAREA REVIEWS

CommunitiesE+W

25Review of community boundaries by principal councilE+W

(1)A principal council may conduct a review of one or more communities in its area—

(a)of its own initiative, or

(b)at the request of—

(i)a community council in its area, or

(ii)a community meeting in its area.

(2)But a principal council must not conduct a review under subsection (1) at the request of a community council or a community meeting if it considers that doing so would impede the proper exercise of its functions.

(3)The changes that a principal council may recommend in relation to a review under this section are—

(a)such community boundary changes as it considers appropriate, and

(b)in consequence of any community boundary changes, such community council changes and associated changes to the electoral arrangements of—

(i)the community or communities under review,

(ii)the principal area,

as it considers appropriate.

(4)For the purposes of subsection (3)(b)(ii), section 30 applies to a principal council as it applies to the Commission.

(5)A principal council may enter into an agreement with the Commission for the Commission (under section 26) to exercise the council's functions under this section.

(6)The agreement may be on such terms and conditions as the principal council and the Commission consider appropriate.