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(1)Where a designated district authority are satisfied that the carrying out by any person of any works mentioned in subsection (2) below on land situated within a special area would benefit that area, they may make a loan to that person for the purpose of enabling him to carry out those works.
(2)The works referred to in subsection (1) above are as follows—
(a)the demolition of structures or buildings;
(b)the removal of foundations;
(c)the clearance of land;
(d)the levelling of land;
(e)the construction of access roads; and
(f)the provision of sewers or drains.
(3)Where a designated district authority are satisfied that the carrying out by any statutory undertakers or other authority of any works for the provision of electricity, gas, water or sewerage services for land situated within a special area would benefit that area, they may make a loan to any person for the purpose of enabling him to make any payments required as a condition of the carrying out of those works.
(4)Subject to subsections (5) and (6) below, subsections (2) to (7) of section 2 above shall apply in relation to loans made under this section as they apply in relation to loans made under that section for the purpose of enabling a person to carry out works.
(5)In making a loan under this section, an authority may agree, if they think fit, that no interest shall be payable in respect of, and no repayments of principal shall be required within, such period beginning with the making of the loan and not exceeding two years as the authority may determine.
(6)The Secretary of State may, either generally or with respect to particular cases, give directions as to the making of loans under this section and, in particular, as to the imposition of conditions.
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