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Road Traffic Act 1991

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61Intervention powers

(1)Where it appears to the Director that a London authority have failed—

(a)to prepare a local plan in accordance with the requirements of section 54 of this Act; or

(b)to submit their local plan to him in accordance with those requirements,

he may direct the authority to do so within such period as he may specify in the direction.

(2)Where the Director has given such a direction, but the London authority concerned have not complied with it within a reasonable time, he may himself prepare a local plan on their behalf.

(3)Where the Director refuses to approve a local plan under section 54 of this Act, the London authority concerned shall prepare and submit a new local plan under that section unless the Director serves written notice on them of his intention to exercise his powers under subsection (5) below.

(4)In preparing any local plan in compliance with subsection (3) above, the London authority shall comply with any directions given to them by the Director.

(5)If the Director—

(a)has refused to approve a local plan which has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of section 54 of this Act; and

(b)has served on the London authority concerned a notice of the kind mentioned in subsection (3) above,

he may himself prepare a local plan on behalf of that authority.

(6)Where the Director prepares a local plan on behalf of a London authority under this section—

(a)he shall consult—

(i)that authority;

(ii)the relevant Commissioner or, if appropriate, both Commissioners;

(iii)London Regional Transport;

(iv)such organisations representing the interests of people with a disability who may be affected by the plan as appear to the Director to be appropriate; and

(v)any other London authority within whose area there is situated any road which is not a priority route but which is, in his opinion, likely to be affected by any of the priority routes to which the plan relates; and

(b)any reasonable administrative expenses incurred by him in preparing the plan shall be recoverable by him from the authority as a civil debt.

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