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Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

  • Explanatory Notes Table of contents

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. Structure of the Act

  3. Territorial Extent

  4. Territorial Application: Wales

  5. Territorial Application: Scotland

  6. Territorial Application: Northern Ireland

  7. Commentary

    1. Part 1: Democracy and Involvement

      1. Background

        1. Chapter 1: General Duty of Local Authorities

          1. Summary

          2. Commentary on Sections

            1. Section 1 - Democratic arrangements of principal local authorities

            2. Section 2 - Democratic arrangements of connected authorities

            3. Section 3 - Monitoring boards, courts boards and youth offending teams

            4. Section 4 - Lay justices

            5. Section 5 - Provision of information

            6. Section 6 – Guidance

            7. Section 7 - Isles of Scilly

            8. Section 8 - Orders under this Chapter

        2. Chapter 2: Petitions to Local Authorities

          1. Summary and Background

          2. Section 10 – Electronic petitions

          3. Section 11 – Petition scheme

          4. Section 12 – Petitions to which a scheme must apply

          5. Section 13 – Requirement to acknowledge petitions

          6. Section 14 – Requirement to take steps

          7. Section 15 – Requirement to debate

          8. Section 16 – Requirement to call officer to account

          9. Section 17 – Review of steps

          10. Section 18 – Supplementary scheme provision

          11. Section 19 – Powers of appropriate national authority

          12. Section 20 – Handling of petitions by other bodies

          13. Section 22 – Interpretation

        3. Chapter 3: Duties of Public Authorities

          1. Section 23 - Duty of public authorities to secure involvement

          2. Section 24 - Duty of public authorities to secure involvement: guidance

        4. Chapter 4: Housing

          1. Section 25 - Establishment and assistance of bodies representing tenants etc

          2. Section 26 – Consultation of bodies representing tenants etc

        5. Chapter 5: Local Freedoms and Honorary Titles

          1. Introduction and background

          2. Section 27 – Local freedoms

          3. Section 28 – Power to amend law relating to local freedoms

          4. Section 29 – Honorary titles

        6. Chapter 6: Politically Restricted Posts

          1. Section 30 – Politically restricted posts

    2. Part 2: Local Authorities — Governance and Audit

      1. Chapter 1: Governance

        1. Section 31 - Scrutiny officers

        2. Section 32 - Joint overview & scrutiny committees

        3. Section 33 - Powers of National Assembly for Wales

      2. Chapter 2: Mutual Insurance

        1. Introduction

        2. Section 34 – Mutual insurance

        3. Section 35 – Mutual insurance: supplementary

      3. Chapter 3: Audit of Entities Connected With Local Authorities

        1. Introduction

        2. Section 36 - Overview; Section 37 - Notification duties of local authorities; and Section 53 - Regulations

        3. Sections 38 - Power to appoint auditor; Section 39 - Power to appoint replacement auditor; and Section 40 - Exclusions

        4. Sections 41 - Eligibility for appointment; and Section 42 - Terms of appointment

        5. Section 43 - Right of entity to appoint auditor to conduct statutory audit; and Section 44 - Functions of auditor not appointed to conduct statutory audit

        6. Section 45 - Public interest reports; Section 46 - Codes of practice; Section 47- Access to information; Section 48 - Consideration of report by entity; Section 49- Consideration of report by local authority

        7. Sections 50 - Fees; Section 51 - Power of audit authority to require information; and Section 52 - Subsidiaries of Passenger Transport Executives

        8. Section 54 - Interpretation

    3. Part 3: Local Government Boundary and Electoral Change

      1. Introduction

      2. Section 55 – Local Government Boundary Commission for England

      3. Section 56 – Review of electoral arrangements

      4. Section 57 – Requests for review of single-member electoral areas

      5. Section 58 – Review procedure

      6. Section 59 – Implementation of review recommendations

      7. Section 60 – Transfer of functions relating to boundary change

      8. Section 61 – Removal of Electoral Commission boundary functions

      9. Section 62 – Transfer schemes

      10. Section 63 – Continuity of functions

      11. Section 64 – Interim provision

      12. Section 65 – Electoral changes consequential on boundary change

      13. Section 66 – Repeal of redundant provisions

      14. Section 67 – Consequential and supplementary provision

      15. Schedule 1 – The Local Government Boundary Commission for England

      16. Schedule 2 –Electoral change in England: considerations on review

      17. Schedule 3 – Interim modifications of the Local Government Act 1992

      18. Schedule 4 – Local Government Boundary Commission for England: consequential and supplementary amendments

    4. Part 4: Local Authority Economic Assessments

      1. Background – Parts 4 to 7

      2. Section 69 - Duty of responsible local authorities to prepare economic assessment

    5. Part 5: Regional Strategy

      1. Section 70 - Regional Strategy

      2. Section 71 - Leaders’ Boards

      3. Section 72 - Responsible regional authorities

      4. Section 73 – Sustainable development

      5. Section 74 – Review and revision by responsible regional authorities

      6. Section 75 - Community involvement

      7. Section 76 - Examination in public

      8. Section 77 - Matters to be taken into account in revision

      9. Section 78 - Approval of revision by Secretary of State

      10. Section 79 - Reserve powers of Secretary of State

      11. Section 80 - Revision: supplementary

      12. Section 81- Implementation

      13. Section 82 - Regional strategy as part of the development plan

      14. Section 83- Duties of regional development agencies

      15. Section 84 - Guidance and directions

    6. Part 6: Economic Prosperity Boards and Combined Authorities

      1. Section 88 –EPBs and their areas

      2. Section 89 – Constitution

      3. Section 90 – Constitution: membership and voting

      4. Section 91 – Exercise of local authority functions

      5. Section 92 – Funding

      6. Section 93 – Accounts

      7. Section 94 – Change of name

      8. Section 95 – Changes to boundaries of an EPB’s area

      9. Section 96 – Dissolution of an EPB’s area

      10. Section 97 – Review by authorities: new EPB

      11. Section 98 – Preparation and publication of scheme: new EPB

      12. Section 99 – Requirements in connection with establishment of EPB

      13. Section 100 – Review by authorities: existing arrangements

      14. Section 101 – Preparation and publication of scheme: existing EPB

      15. Section 102 – Requirements in connection with changes to existing EPB arrangements

      16. Section 103 – Combined authorities and their areas

      17. Section 104 - Constitution and functions: transport

      18. Section 105 – Constitution and functions: economic development and regeneration

      19. Section 106 – Changes to boundaries of a combined authority’s area

      20. Section 107 – Dissolution of a combined authority’s area

      21. Section 108 – Review by authorities: new combined authority

      22. Section 109 – Preparation and publication of scheme: new combined authority

      23. Section 110 – Requirements in connection with establishment of combined authority

      24. Section 111 – Review by authorities: existing combined authority

      25. Section 112 – Preparation and publication of scheme: existing combined authority

      26. Section 113 – Requirements in connection with changes to existing combined arrangements

      27. Section 114 – Incidental etc provision

      28. Section 115 – Transfer of property, rights and liabilities

      29. Section 116 – Consequential amendments

      30. Section 117 – Orders

      31. Section 118 – Guidance

      32. Section 119 – Amendments relating to EPBs and combined authorities

      33. Section 120 – Interpretation

    7. Part 7: Multi-Area Agreements

      1. Introduction

      2. Section 121 - Multi-area agreements

      3. Section 122 - Local authorities

      4. Section 123 - Partner authorities

      5. Section 124 - Proposal for multi-area agreement

      6. Section 125 - Direction to prepare and submit draft multi-area agreement

      7. Section 126 - Preparation of draft multi-area agreement

      8. Section 127 - Approval of draft multi-area agreement

      9. Section 128 - Submission of existing multi-area agreement

      10. Section 129 - Approval of an existing multi-area agreement

      11. Section 130 - Duty to have regard to improvement targets

      12. Section 131 - Responsible authorities

      13. Section 132 - Revision proposals

      14. Section 133 - Preparation of revision proposal

      15. Section 134 - Approval of the revision proposal

      16. Section 135 - Duty to publish information about multi-area agreements

      17. Section 136 - Consultation on guidance

    8. Part 8: Construction Contracts

      1. Introduction

      2. Summary

      3. Commentary on sections

        1. Section 138 - Application of construction contracts legislation

        2. Section 139 - Requirement for construction contracts to be in writing

        3. Section 140 - Adjudicator’s power to make corrections

        4. Section 141 - Adjudication costs

        5. Section 142 - Determination of payments due

        6. Section 143 - Notices relating to payment

        7. Section 144 - Requirement to pay notified sum

        8. Section 145 - Suspension of performance for non-payment

  8. Commencement Dates

  9. Hansard References

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