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Road Traffic Act 1991

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1(1)Where an application for an order under this sub-paragraph is made to the Secretary of State—

(a)with respect to the whole, or any part, of their area, by a county council in England and Wales;

(b)with respect to the whole of their area, by a metropolitan district council;

(c)with respect to the whole of their areas, by two or more metropolitan district councils acting jointly;

(d)with respect to the whole, or any part, of their area, by a regional or islands council in Scotland;

(e)with respect to the whole, or any part, of their area, by a district council in Wales acting with the consent of the county council; or

(f)with respect to the whole, or any part, of the Isles of Scilly, by the Council of the Isles of Scilly,

he may make an order designating the whole, or any part, of the area to which the application relates as a permitted parking area.

(2)Before making any such application, a county council in Wales shall consult the district councils whose areas lie wholly or partly within the area to which the application relates.

(3)Before making an order under sub-paragraph (1) above, the Secretary of State shall consult the appropriate chief officer of police.

(4)While an order under sub-paragraph (1) above is in force, the following provisions shall cease to apply in relation to the permitted parking area designated by the order—

(a)section 35A(1) of the [1984 c. 27.] Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (offences), so far as it relates to the contravention of, or non-compliance with, any provision of an order made under section 35 of that Act (use of parking places) in relation to parking places provided under section 32(1)(b) of that Act (power of local authorities to provide free parking places on roads); and

(b)section 47(1) of the Act of 1984 (offences) in so far as it applies in relation to any designated parking place.

(5)The Secretary of State may by order amend sub-paragraph (4) above by adding further provisions (but only in so far as they apply in relation to stationary vehicles).

(6)Before making an order under sub-paragraph (5) above, the Secretary of State shall consult—

(a)such representatives of chief officers of police; and

(b)such associations of local authorities (if any),

as he considers appropriate.

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