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The Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council Boundaries (Blackburn) Amendment Order 2002

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2002 No. 154

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council Boundaries (Blackburn) Amendment Order 2002

Made

25th March 2002

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

26th March 2002

Coming into force

1st June 2002

Whereas under section 17(1) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(1) the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland on 17th January 2001 submitted to the Scottish Ministers a report on a review conducted under section 14(2) of that Act in which they made proposals for the transfer of a certain area between Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council, and in which they also made proposals for changes in electoral arrangements consequential on that change in local government areas; Now therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 17(2) of the said Act and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf the Scottish Ministers hereby make the following Order to give effect to the proposals of that Commission as submitted to them:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council Boundaries (Blackburn) Amendment Order 2002 and shall come into force on 1st June 2002.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order–

“the 1977 Regulations” means the Local Government Area Changes (Scotland) Regulations 1977(2); and

“boundary map” means the map prepared by the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland marked “The Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council Boundaries (Blackburn) Amendment Order 2002 Map” and deposited in accordance with regulation 3 of the 1977 Regulations;

and, in the Schedule, any reference to an administrative boundary is a reference to a boundary existing immediately before the commencement of this Order.

Application of the 1977 Regulations

3.  The provisions of the 1977 Regulations shall apply in relation to the area change effected by this Order except insofar as they can have no application in relation to that change.

Area change

4.  That part of the area of Aberdeen City Council which is described in the Schedule and shown delineated and hatched on the boundary map, shall be transferred to the area of Aberdeenshire Council.

Consequential changes of electoral arrangements

5.  The area described in the Schedule (being the area transferred by article 4 of this Order)–

(a)shall cease to form part of electoral ward 8 (Newhills) of the area of Aberdeen City Council(3); and

(b)shall form part of electoral ward 45 (Kinellar and Westhill North) of the area of Aberdeenshire Council(4).

PETER J PEACOCK

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

25th March 2002

Article 4

SCHEDULE

Commencing on the existing administrative boundary between Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council where the A96 bypass road crosses the Black Burn at NG Ref NJ 8260 1238; then generally northeastward, southeastward, northeastward and southeastward along the said administrative boundary to a point at NG Ref NJ 8316 1233 on an unnamed road leading to the B979 road; then westward along the said unnamed road to and southward along the B979 road to the A96 bypass road at Clinterty Roundabout; then westward along the said bypass to the point of commencement.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order transfers on 1st June 2002 between Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council the area of land described in the Schedule to this Order (article 4) and makes consequential changes to electoral arrangements (article 5).

The map annexed to and forming part of this note gives a general guide to the area affected by this Order.

(1)

1973 c. 65. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

(2)

S.I. 1977/8.

(3)

The electoral wards of Aberdeen City Council were constituted by S.I. 1998/3104.

(4)

The electoral wards of Aberdeenshire Council were constituted by S.I. 1998/3239.

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