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Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

Section 126 - Preparation of draft multi-area agreement

284.This section places duties on the responsible authority and other local and partner authorities where a direction has been issued under section 125, following a request under section 124. Local and partner authorities will not be subject to duties under this section where they are developing a multi-area agreement without first obtaining a direction.

285.Subsections (1) to (3) place duties on the responsible authority to consult key stakeholders, to co-operate with local and partner authorities in determining the targets which are to relate to them and to have regard to guidance issued by the Secretary of State.

286.Subsection (4) places similar duties on local and partner authorities: a duty to co-operate with the responsible authority in determining the improvement targets that are to relate to them and a duty to have regard to guidance issued by the Secretary of State.

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