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Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

Section 107 – Dissolution of a combined authority’s area

237.This section allows the Secretary of State to make an order to dissolve a combined authority’s area and abolish its combined authority.

238.An order dissolving a combined authority’s area cannot be made unless a majority of the councils whose territory is partly or wholly within the combined authority’s area have agreed to the dissolution. This applies to county councils and unitary district councils, but not district councils in a county council area.

239.Subsections (4) to (7) require the order to designate one or more authorities as local transport authorities to take over the transport functions for the former area of the combined authority. The requirement does not apply to those areas that become part of an integrated transport area of an Integrated Transport Authority.

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