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Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

Section 99 – Requirements in connection with establishment of EPB

210.This section specifies that the Secretary of State may make an order establishing an EPB for an area if, having had regard to a scheme prepared and published under section 98, the Secretary of State considers that the establishment of an EPB for an area is likely to improve both the exercise of statutory functions relating to economic development and regeneration in the area and the economic conditions in the area.

211.Subsection (2) requires the Secretary of State to consult each of the local authorities for the area which is proposed to be included in the EPB’s area and any other persons the Secretary of State considers appropriate before making the order.

212.Subsection (4) requires the Secretary of State to have regard to the need to reflect the identities and interests of local communities and to secure effective and convenient local government in making the order.

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