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Transport (Scotland) Act 2005

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6Procedure before and after the drawing up of regional transport strategies
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(1)A Transport Partnership shall—

(a)before arriving at its transport strategy, consult—

(i)its constituent councils or council;

(ii)each Health Board the area or part of the area of which falls within the Transport Partnership’s region (or, if that region is coterminous with a Health Board’s area, that Health Board); and

(iii)such other persons as it thinks fit;

(b)subject to subsection (2) below—

(i)in the case of a Partnership created under section 1 above on or before 31 March 2006, by 31 March 2007;

(ii)in any other case, within 12 months of its creation,

submit its transport strategy to the Scottish Ministers for approval.

(2)The Scottish Ministers may—

(a)at the request of a Transport Partnership made to them within 8 months of the creation of the Partnership; and

(b)if satisfied that there are good reasons for doing so,

authorise the Partnership to submit its transport strategy to them later than the time limit specified in subsection (1)(b) above in relation to the Partnership but not later than such date as is specified in the authorisation.

(3)A Transport Partnership making a request for the purposes of subsection (2) above shall, if so required by the Scottish Ministers, provide them with reports or information of such kind and in such form as they, for the purposes of that subsection, specify in the requirement.

(4)A transport strategy has effect for the purposes of this Act when it is approved by the Scottish Ministers.

(5)In deciding whether to approve a transport strategy, the Scottish Ministers shall include among the matters to which they have regard the extent to which it will contribute to the realisation of their transport policies.

(6)On approving its transport strategy, the Scottish Ministers shall inform the Transport Partnership of that fact.

(7)On being so informed, the Transport Partnership shall—

(a)inform its constituent councils or council that its transport strategy has effect, specifying the date when it took effect;

(b)send each of them or, as the case may be, it a copy of the transport strategy; and

(c)publish the transport strategy in such manner as it thinks fit.

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