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Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994

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50Review and transfer of operating centres

(1)After section 69E of the 1968 Act there shall be inserted—

Further provisions about operating centres
69EAPeriods of review for operating centres

(1)Within such time after any period of review as may be prescribed, the licensing authority by whom an operator’s licence was granted may serve a notice on the licence-holder stating that the authority is considering whether to exercise any of his powers under sections 69EB and 69EC of this Act in relation to a place specified in the licence as an operating centre of the licence-holder.

(2)The periods of review in relation to an operator’s licence are—

(a)the period of five years beginning with the date specified in the licence as the date on which it came into force; and

(b)each consecutive period of five years.

(3)Regulations may amend subsection (2) of this section by substituting a higher or lower number (but not a number lower than five) for the number of years currently mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b).

(4)Regulations may make provision as to the manner in which notices under this section are to be or may be served, including provision as to the circumstances in which and time at which any such notice is to be treated as having been duly served (whether or not it has in fact been served).

69EBPower to remove operating centres on review

(1)If, having served notice under section 69EA of this Act in respect of a place specified in an operator’s licence, the licensing authority determines that the place is unsuitable—

(a)on grounds other than environmental grounds; or

(b)on the ground mentioned in subsection (2) of this section,

for use as an operating centre of the licence-holder, he may (subject to subsection (3) of this section) direct that it cease to be specified in the licence.

(2)The ground referred to in subsection (1)(b) of this section is that the parking of vehicles used under the licence at or in the vicinity of the place causes adverse effects on environmental conditions in that vicinity.

(3)Where the only ground for giving a direction under subsection (1) of this section is the ground mentioned in subsection (2) of this section, the authority may not give such a direction unless during the period of review in question representations were made to him—

(a)by a person such as is mentioned in section 63(3) of this Act; or

(b)by a person who is the owner or occupier of any land in the vicinity of the place in question,

as to the place’s unsuitability on environmental grounds for continued use as an operating centre for vehicles used under any operator’s licence.

(4)Representations made by a person such as is mentioned in subsection (3)(b) of this section shall be disregarded for the purposes of this section if, when they were made, any adverse effects on environmental conditions arising from the continued use of the place in question would not have been capable of prejudicially affecting the use or enjoyment of the land mentioned in subsection (3)(b).

69ECPowers to attach conditions etc. on review

(1)If, having served notice under section 69EA of this Act in respect of a place specified in an operator’s licence, the licensing authority does not give a direction in respect of the place under section 69EB of this Act, he may direct—

(a)that conditions (or additional conditions) such as are mentioned in section 64B, 66(1)(c) or 69C of this Act be attached to the licence;

(b)that any conditions already attached to the licence under section 64B, 66(1)(c) or 69C be varied.

(2)Any conditions attached to the licence under subsection (1)(a) of this section shall relate (or in the case of conditions such as are mentioned in section 66(1)(c) of this Act, only require the authority to be informed of events that relate) only to the place referred to in subsection (1) of this section (or only to that place and any other places in respect of which the authority has power to attach conditions under that subsection).

(3)Any variation under subsection (1)(b) of this section shall be such as imposes new or further restrictions or requirements in relation to that place, and only that place (or only that place and any other such places).

(4)Where the licensing authority gives a direction in respect of an operator’s licence under section 69EB of this Act or subsection (1)(a) of this section, he may also vary the licence by directing—

(a)that any vehicle cease to be specified in the licence;

(b)that any maximum number specified in the licence under section 61A of this Act be reduced;

(c)that a provision such as is mentioned in section 61(1A) of this Act be included in the licence;

(d)that a provision such as is mentioned in section 61A(1)(b) or (2)(b) of this Act be included in the licence.

(5)In this Part of this Act any reference, in relation to an operator’s licence, to a condition attached to the licence under section 64B, 66, or 69C of this Act includes any condition such as is mentioned in section 64B, 66 or (as the case may be) 69C that was attached to the licence under subsection (1)(a) of this section.

69EDTransfer of operating centres

Schedule 8A to this Act (which makes provision in relation to certain applications for, or for the variation of, operators' licences where the proposed operating centres of the applicant are already specified in an operator’s licence) shall have effect.

(2)After Schedule 8 to the 1968 Act there shall be inserted the Schedule set out in Schedule 12 to this Act.

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