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1(1)Where a designated district authority are satisfied that conditions in an area within the designated district which—E+W+S
(a)is predominantly an industrial area, a commercial area or an industrial and commercial area; or
(b)if developed in accordance with the development plan, would be predominantly such an area,
could be improved by the exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 or 6 above, the authority may, after consulting the other designated district authority, pass a resolution declaring the area to be an improvement area.
[F1(1A)In the application of sub-paragraph (1) above in relation to Wales, the words “after consulting the other designated district authority,” shall not apply.]
(2)A resolution under sub-paragraph (1) above shall specify the date on which it is to take effect, and that date shall not be earlier than the end of the period of three months beginning with the passing of the resolution.
(3)As soon as practicable after passing the resolution the authority shall—
(a)publish a notice of the effect of the resolution identifying the area and naming a place or places where a copy of the resolution and a map on which the area is defined may be inspected at all reasonable times; and
(b)send to the Secretary of State a copy of the resolution and a copy of the map.
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