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Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981

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Applications for designation orders

1(1)Not less than 21 days before making an application to the Secretary of State for a designation order in respect of any area the local authority concerned shall publish in one or more relevant newspapers a notice describing the area in question and stating their intention to apply for a designation order in respect of it and the date on which they propose to make the application.

(2)For the purposes of any notice under this paragraph a " relevant newspaper" is any local newspaper which the local authority concerned may consider appropriate.

2(1)Before making such an application the local authority concerned shall also notify—

(a)every local authority (if any) whose area adjoins the area specified in the application;

(b)every district council whose area is wholly or partly comprised in, or adjoins, the area so specified;

(c)any person who is already providing a stage carriage service in the area so specified ; and

(d)such organisations as appear to the local authority concerned appropriate as representing persons providing or employed in the provision of public passenger transport services in the area so specified.

(2)In this paragraph " public passenger transport services" has the meaning given by section 1(2) of the Transport Act 1978.

3Every application for a designation order shall be accompanied by the original or a copy of any representations in writing (by whoever made) which relate to the application and were received by the local authority concerned before the date on which the application is made; and before making a designation order the Secretary of State shall consider any such representations.

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