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Public Health (Wales) Act 2017

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116Local authority power to provide public toilets

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(1)A local authority may provide toilets in its area for use by the public.

(2)A local authority must have regard to the relevant local toilets strategy when determining⁠—

(a)whether to provide toilets under subsection (1), and

(b)the types of toilets to be provided.

(3)For the purposes of subsection (2), the relevant local toilets strategy is—

(a)in the case of a county or county borough council (“a principal council”), the local toilets strategy most recently published under section 113 by that council, and

(b)in the case of a community council, the local toilets strategy most recently published under section 113 by the principal council of the area in which the community council is situated.

(4)A local authority may not provide toilets under subsection (1) on or under land adjoining, or in the vicinity of, a highway or proposed highway unless—

(a)the local authority is (or in the case of a proposed highway, will be) the highway authority for that highway, or

(b)the local authority has obtained the consent of the highway authority for that highway, or (in the case of a proposed highway) of the authority that will be the highway authority for that highway, to provide such toilets.

(5)A local authority that provides toilets under this section may charge fees for the use of those toilets.

(6)In this section—

  • “highway” (“priffordd”) has the meaning given by section 113(9);

  • “local authority” (“awdurdod lleol”) includes a community council.

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