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41Community strategy reviews

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(1)This section sets out the process by which a community strategy must be reviewed.

(2)A local authority and, subject to subsection (3), its community planning partners must—

(a)taking into account any statement published under section 42(3) since the community strategy was produced or (as the case may be) its last review was completed, consider the extent to which—

(i)the community strategy objectives contained in the strategy have been met; and

(ii)if an objective has not been met, progress has been made towards meeting the objective;

(b)in the light of the consideration under paragraph (a) and any other factors which the authority or a partner think appropriate, consider—

(i)whether the community strategy objectives should be modified;

(ii)whether new objectives should be set;

(iii)whether the strategy’s description of the actions to be taken and functions to be exercised for the purpose of achieving a community strategy objective should be modified (whether in the light of a modification of an objective or for any other reason);

(iv)where the authority or partner consider that a new objective should be set, which actions should be taken and which functions exercised for the purpose of achieving the objective.

(3)A community planning partner’s duty under subsection (2) extends only to matters connected with its functions.

(4)If the requirement in subsection (5) is met a local authority must, following the consideration required by subsection (2), amend the community strategy for its area by doing all or any of the following—

(a)modifying the community strategy objectives;

(b)setting new objectives;

(c)modifying the actions to be taken and functions to be exercised for the purpose of achieving a community strategy objective;

(d)describing the actions to be taken and functions to be exercised for the purpose of achieving a new objective.

(5)The requirement is that, in relation to a proposed amendment, the authority is of the opinion that the degree of consensus amongst the community planning partners and the authority in relation to the amendment is such that it is appropriate to make the amendment.

(6)The local authority must, as soon as is reasonably practicable after becoming subject to the duty under subsection (4), publish an amended community strategy.

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