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(1)It is the duty of a local authority to consider whether to make a proposal for the designation of a locality as an alcohol disorder zone if the local chief officer of police applies to them to do so.
(2)If on such an application the local authority decide not to make a proposal, they must—
(a)give notice of their decision (setting out their reasons) to the local chief officer of police; and
(b)send a copy of that notice to the Secretary of State and to the police authority for the police area in which the locality to which the proposal relates is situated.
(3)A local authority which—
(a)are proposing to designate a locality as an alcohol disorder zone, and
(b)are not doing so on an application from the local chief officer of police,
must consult that chief officer before publishing notice of their proposal.
(4)The consent of the local chief officer of police is required for the making of—
(a)an order designating a locality as an alcohol disorder zone; or
(b)the making of an order under section 17(2).
(5)Where the local chief officer of police does not give a consent required by subsection (4)(a), he must give notice of his decision (setting out his reasons) to the Secretary of State and to the police authority for his police area.
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