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Local strategiesE+W

5Duty to prepare local strategiesE+W

(1)A local authority and a Local Health Board any part of whose area lies within the area of the local authority must jointly prepare a strategy (“a local strategy”) for the local authority's area.

(2)A local strategy must—

(a)specify objectives which the local authority and the Local Health Board consider will, if achieved, contribute to the pursuit of the purpose of this Act;

(b)specify the periods of time within which the local authority and the Local Health Board propose to achieve the specified objectives;

(c)identify the actions the local authority and the Local Health Board propose to take to achieve the specified objectives.

(3)A local authority and a Local Health Board may specify objectives relating to the whole of the authority's area or any part of it.

(4)A local strategy may also include provision relating to specific action which the local authority and the Local Health Board expect to be taken in relation to the local authority's area by—

(a)any public authority with functions which are capable of contributing to the pursuit of the purpose of this Act, or

(b)any voluntary organisation or other person whose activities are capable of contributing to the pursuit of that purpose.

(5)But the inclusion in a local strategy of any provision relating to action mentioned in subsection (4) requires the approval of the body or person concerned.

[F1(5A)A local strategy or revised strategy may be published by including it within a local well-being plan published under section 39 or 44(5) of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw 2) by a public services board of which both the local authority and the Local Health Board is a member.]

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I1S. 5 in force at 4.1.2016 by S.I. 2015/2019, art. 2(a)