Section 86: Reorganisation of community governance
204.This section provides for principal councils to implement by order the outcome of a community governance review, with the exception of related alterations to district ward or county division boundaries which are implemented by the Electoral Commission. The section also stipulates that the agreement of the Electoral Commission must be obtained before an order can be made, changing protected electoral arrangements.
205.Electoral arrangements are considered “protected” where:
the electoral arrangements were made or altered under section 17 of the Local Government Act 1992 or section 14 of the Local Government Rating Act 1997; and
the order was made within a five year period ending with the start of the review.