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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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280The Road Traffic Reduction Act 1997
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(1)In section 1 of the [1997 c. 54.] Road Traffic Reduction Act 1997 (interpretation) the following definitions shall be inserted at the appropriate places—

“local implementation plan”, in relation to a London council, means the plan prepared by the council under section 145 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999;

“London council” means a London borough council or the Common Council of the City of London;

“the Mayor of London’s transport strategy” means the transport strategy prepared and published under section 142 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999.

(2)Section 2 of that Act (duty of principal councils to make reports) shall be amended as follows.

(3)In subsection (3) (information or proposals which relate to levels of local road traffic and are required by guidance under subsection (6)) in paragraph (b), after “guidance under subsection (6)” there shall be inserted “or (in the case of a report prepared by a London council) directions under subsection (6A)”.

(4)After subsection (4), there shall be inserted—

(4A)A report under this section prepared by a London council must take account of the Mayor of London’s transport strategy and the council’s local implementation plan; and—

(a)any targets specified in such a report pursuant to subsection (2), and

(b)any proposals contained in such a report pursuant to subsection (3),

must be in conformity with that strategy and that plan.

(5)After subsection (6) there shall be inserted—

(6A)The Mayor of London may give directions or issue guidance to London councils in relation to any matter in relation to which the Secretary of State may issue guidance under subsection (6).

(6B)The Mayor of London must not give any direction or issue any guidance under subsection (6A) which conflicts with guidance under subsection (6).

(6C)A London council preparing a report under this section—

(a)shall comply with any directions given under subsection (6A), and

(b)shall have regard to any guidance issued under that subsection.

(6)In subsection (7)(a) (report to be sent to the Secretary of State) after “Secretary of State” there shall be inserted “and, if the council is a London council, send a copy of the report to the Mayor of London”.

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