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8(1)The appropriate national authority may, on an application under this paragraph, make an order designating the whole or part of a local authority's area as a civil enforcement area for parking contraventions.E+W
(2)An application under this paragraph may be made—
(a)with respect to the whole or part of their area, by a county council in England;
(b)with respect to the whole or part of their area, by a county council or county borough council in Wales;
(c)with respect to the whole of their area, by a metropolitan district council;
(d)with respect to the whole of their areas, by two or more metropolitan district councils acting jointly;
(e)with respect to the whole or part of the Isles of Scilly, by the Council of the Isles of Scilly.
(3)Before making an order under this paragraph the appropriate national authority shall consult the appropriate chief officer of police.
(4)An order in force immediately before the commencement of this Part of this Act designating an area outside Greater London as a permitted parking area and special parking area under paragraphs 1(1) and 2(1) of Schedule 3 to the Road Traffic Act 1991 (c. 40) has effect on and after the commencement of this Part of this Act as an order under this paragraph designating the area as a civil enforcement area for parking contraventions.
(5)References in this Part of this Act to the enforcement authority in relation to parking contraventions in a civil enforcement area outside Greater London, are—
(a)in relation to contraventions relating to a parking place—
(i)provided or authorised under section 32(1)(a) or (b) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27), or
(ii)designated by order under section 45 of that Act,
to the authority by whom the parking place was provided, authorised or designated;
(b)in relation to other parking contraventions, to the local authority in whose area the contravention is committed.
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