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New Towns Act 1981

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I New Towns and their development corporations

    1. New towns

      1. 1.Designation of areas

      2. 2.Reduction of designated areas

    2. Development corporations

      1. 3.Establishment of development corporations for new towns

      2. 4.Objects and general powers of development corporations

      3. 5.Restrictions on powers of development corporations

      4. 6.Allocation or transfer of new town functions

    3. Planning control in new towns

      1. 7.Planning control

      2. 8.Features of special architectural or historic interest

      3. 9.Frontages and abutments

    4. Acquisition of land by development corporations and highway authorities

      1. 10.Acquisition of land by development corporations

      2. 11.Acquisition of land for highways

      3. 12.Local land charges under ss. 10 and 11

      4. 13.Acquisition of statutory undertakers' operational land

      5. 14.Application of Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 and modification of Land Compensation Act 1961

      6. 15.Compensation for acquisition of statutory undertakers' operational land

      7. 16.Extinguishment of rights over land compulsorily acquired

    5. Disposal of land by development corporation

      1. 17.Conditions as to disposal

      2. 18.Disposal to pre-acquisition occupiers

    6. Powers exercisable in relation to land acquired by development corporation or highway authority

      1. 19.Power to override easements and other rights

      2. 20.Consecrated land and burial grounds

      3. 21.Open spaces

      4. 22.Possession of houses

      5. 23.Extinguishment of public rights of way

      6. 24.Telegraphic lines

      7. 25.Special power to create trunk roads

    7. Statutory undertakers, and provision of trolley vehicle services

      1. 26.Extinguishment of rights of way and removal of apparatus

      2. 27.Orders under s.26

      3. 28.Extension or modification of functions

      4. 29.Procedure for orders under s.28

      5. 30.Relief from obligations rendered impracticable

      6. 31.Objections to orders under ss. 28 and 30

      7. 32.Trolley vehicle services by development corporation

    8. Public Health

      1. 33.New town may be united district for Public Health Acts

      2. 34.Sewers and sewage disposal works

  3. Part II Commission for the New Towns and transfers from and dissolution of development corporations

    1. Commission for the New Towns

      1. 35.Establishment of Commission

      2. 36.Functions of Commission

      3. 37.Restrictions on functions of Commission

      4. 38.Local authorities and work for Commission

    2. Transfer of property and undertakings of development corporations, and their dissolution

      1. 39.Power of development, corporation to transfer undertakings

      2. 40.Transfer of sewerage and sewage disposal undertakings to water authorities

      3. 41.Transfer of property to Commission and dissolution of corporation

  4. Part III Transfer of property to district councils

    1. Transfer and management of housing under this Part

      1. 42.Transfer of housing and associated property to district councils

      2. 43.Consultation with a view to transfer schemes

      3. 44.Preparation and contents of transfer schemes

      4. 45.County councils to be informed of proposed transfer schemes

      5. 46.Procedure for making transfer schemes

      6. 47.Effect of transfer schemes

      7. 48.Nomination of tenants for transferred and managed dwellings

      8. 49.Decision not to require transfer scheme

    2. Financial arrangements as to transfer schemes

      1. 50.Financial arrangements

      2. 51.Grants to district councils

    3. Information and determination of disputes as to transfer schemes

      1. 52.Information for occupiers

      2. 53.Secretary of State's power to determine disputes

    4. Staff in relation to transfer schemes

      1. 54.Protection of employees

      2. 55.New Towns Staff Commission

    5. Provisions supplemental to this Part

      1. 56.Development Board for Rural Wales

      2. 57.Interpretation of Part III

  5. Part IV Finance

    1. General financial provisions

      1. 58.Advances and grants to development corporations and Commission

      2. 59.Other borrowing powers of development corporations and Commission

      3. 60.Limit on borrowing by development corporations and Commission

      4. 61.Provisions supplemental to s.58

      5. 62.Treasury guarantees

    2. Payments to Secretary of State

      1. 63.Secretary of State's general power

      2. 64.Disposal of land to comply with direction under s. 63

      3. 65.Disposal of surplus funds

      4. 66.Payments under ss. 63 and 65 treated as repayments

  6. Part V General and Supplemental

    1. Accounts and audit

      1. 67.Accounts of Commission and development corporations

      2. 68.Audit

      3. 69.Secretary of State's accounts

    2. Reports and information

      1. 70.Reports

      2. 71.Information

    3. Miscellaneous

      1. 72.Application and exclusion of certain enactments

      2. 73.Rights of entry

      3. 74.Local inquiries

      4. 75.Service of notices

      5. 76.Ecclesiastical property

      6. 77.Regulations and orders

      7. 78.Meaning etc. of " appropriate Minister "

      8. 79.Meaning of " statutory undertakers " and " operational land "

      9. 80.General interpretation provisions

      10. 81.Saving and transitional provisions, consequential amendments, and repeals

      11. 82.Short title, extent and commencement

    1. Schedule 1

      Procedure for designating area

    2. Schedule 2

      Effect of order for reduction of designated area

    3. Schedule 3

      Constitution and proceedings of development corporations

    4. Schedule 4

      Procedure for authorising compulsory acquisitions

    5. Schedule 5

      Procedure for authorising compulsory acquisition of statutory undertakers' operational land

    6. Schedule 6

      Modifications of enactments for purposes of this Act

    7. Schedule 7

      Assessment of compensation to statutory undertakers

    8. Schedule 8

      Procedure for dealing with objections to orders under sections 23, 28 and 30

    9. Schedule 9

      Additional provisions as to the Commission

    10. Schedule 10

      Additional provisions as to transfer to Commission of property of development corporation

    11. Schedule 11

      Saving and transitional provisions

    12. Schedule 12

      Consequential amendments

    13. Schedule 13

      Repeals

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