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38(1)Schedule 6 shall be amended as follows.E+W

(2)In paragraph 1 the words “, and parts of them,” shall be omitted.

(3)In paragraph 2, in sub-paragraph (1) after “non-domestic hereditament” there shall be inserted “ none of which consists of domestic property and none of which is exempt from local non-domestic rating ”.

(4)In paragraph 2, the following sub-paragraphs shall be inserted after sub-paragraph (1)—

(1A)The rateable value of a composite hereditament none of which is exempt from local non-domestic rating shall be taken to be an amount equal to the rent which, assuming such a letting of the hereditament as is required to be assumed for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) above, would reasonably be attributable to the non-domestic use of property.

(1B)The rateable value of a non-domestic hereditament which is partially exempt from local non-domestic rating shall be taken to be an amount equal to the rent which, assuming such a letting of the hereditament as is required to be assumed for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) above, would, as regards the part of the hereditament which is not exempt from local non-domestic rating, be reasonably attributable to the non-domestic use of property.

(5)In paragraph 2, in sub-paragraph (6) for the words from “day the alteration” to the end there shall be substituted “ material day. ”

(6)In paragraph 2, the following sub-paragraph shall be inserted after sub-paragraph (6)—

(6A)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (6) above—

(a)where the determination is occasioned by a proposal for an alteration disputing the accuracy of a previous alteration to the list, the material day is the day by reference to which the matters mentioned in sub-paragraph (7) below fell to be assessed when determining the rateable value with a view to making the disputed alteration;

(b)where the determination is occasioned by any proposal for an alteration other than one disputing the accuracy of a previous alteration to the list, the material day is the day the proposal is made;

(c)where the determination is occasioned otherwise than by a proposal for an alteration, the material day is the day the alteration is entered in the list.

(7)In paragraph 2, in sub-paragraph (7) after paragraph (c) there shall be inserted—

(cc)the quantity of refuse or waste material which is brought onto and permanently deposited on the hereditament,.

(8)In paragraph 2, in sub-paragraph (8) for “description” there shall be substituted “ class ”.

(9)In paragraph 2, in sub-paragraph (9) after “(1)” there shall be inserted “ , (1A) or (1B) ”.

(10)In paragraph 2, the following sub-paragraphs shall be inserted after sub-paragraph (10)—

(11)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (8) above a class may be prescribed by reference to such factors as the Secretary of State sees fit.

(12)Without prejudice to the generality of sub-paragraph (11) above, a class may be prescribed by reference to one or more of the following factors—

(a)the physical characteristics of hereditaments;

(b)the fact that hereditaments are unoccupied or are occupied for prescribed purposes or by persons of prescribed descriptions.

(13)In this paragraph references to the non-domestic use of property are references to use otherwise than in such a manner as to constitute the property domestic property.

(11)The following paragraphs shall be inserted after paragraph 2—

2A(1)This paragraph applies to any hereditament the whole or any part of which consists in buildings which are—

(a)used for the breeding and rearing of horses or ponies or for either of those purposes; and

(b)are occupied together with any agricultural land or agricultural building.

(2)The rateable value of any hereditament to which this paragraph applies shall be taken to be the amount determined under paragraph 2 above less whichever is the smaller of the following amounts—

(a)such amount as the Secretary of State may by order specify for the purposes of this paragraph; and

(b)the amount which but for this paragraph would be determined under paragraph 2 above in respect of so much of the hereditament as consists of buildings so used and occupied.

(3)In this paragraph—

  • agricultural land” means any land of more than two hectares which is agricultural land within the meaning of paragraph 2 of Schedule 5 above and is not land used exclusively for the pasturing of horses or ponies; and

  • agricultural building” shall be construed in accordance with paragraphs 3 to 7 of that Schedule.

2B(1)This paragraph applies where—

(a)the rateable value of a hereditament consisting of an area of a caravan site is determined with a view to making an alteration to a list which has been compiled (whether or not it is still in force),

(b)the area is treated as one hereditament by virtue of regulations under section 64(3)(b),

(c)immediately before the day the alteration is entered in the list or (if the alteration is made in pursuance of a proposal) the day the proposal is made, the list includes a hereditament consisting of an area of the caravan site treated as one hereditament by virtue of such regulations, and

(d)the area mentioned in paragraph (b) above and the area mentioned in paragraph (c) above are wholly or partly the same.

(2)In relation to a caravan pitch which is included both in the area mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(b) above and in the area mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(c) above, sub-paragraph (3) below rather than paragraph 2(6) above shall apply as respects the matters mentioned in sub-paragraph (4) below.

(3)The matters mentioned in sub-paragraph (4) below shall be taken to be as they were assumed to be for the purposes of determining the rateable value of the hereditament mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(c) above when that rateable value was last determined.

(4)The matters are—

(a)the nature of the caravan on the pitch, and

(b)the physical state of that caravan.

(5)For the purposes of this paragraph—

  • caravan” has the same meaning as it has for the purposes of Part I of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960, and

  • caravan site” means any land in respect of which a site licence is required under Part I of that Act, or would be so required if paragraph 4 and paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 to the Act (exemption of certain land occupied and supervised by organisations concerned with recreational activities and of land occupied by local authorities) were omitted.

(12)In paragraph 3(1)—

(a)for “description” there shall be substituted “ class ”, and

(b)for “paragraph 2” there shall be substituted “ paragraphs 2 to 2B ”.

(13)In paragraph 3(2) for “paragraph 2” there shall be substituted “ paragraphs 2 to 2B ”.

(14)In paragraph 3, the following sub-paragraphs shall be inserted after sub-paragraph (2)—

(3)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) above a class may be prescribed by reference to such factors as the Secretary of State sees fit.

(4)Without prejudice to the generality of sub-paragraph (3) above, a class may be prescribed by reference to one or more of the following factors—

(a)the physical characteristics of hereditaments;

(b)the fact that hereditaments are unoccupied or are occupied for prescribed purposes or by persons of prescribed descriptions.

(15)Paragraph 4 shall be omitted.

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