Search Legislation

Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

What Version

 Help about what version

Advanced Features

 Help about advanced features

Changes to legislation:

There are currently no known outstanding effects for the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, Cross Heading: Constitution and functions of EPBs. Help about Changes to Legislation

Close

Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. At the current time any known changes or effects made by subsequent legislation have been applied to the text of the legislation you are viewing by the editorial team. Please see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ for details regarding the timescales for which new effects are identified and recorded on this site.

Constitution and functions of EPBsE+W

89ConstitutionE+W

(1)The Secretary of State may by order make provision in relation to an EPB about—

(a)the membership of the EPB;

(b)the voting powers of members of the EPB;

(c)the executive arrangements of the EPB.

(2)The provision that may be made about membership includes provision about—

(a)the number and appointment of members of the EPB;

(b)the remuneration of, and pensions or allowances payable to or in respect of, any member of the EPB.

(3)The provision that may be made about voting powers includes provision for different weight to be given to the vote of different descriptions of member.

(4)The provision that may be made about executive arrangements includes provision about—

(a)the appointment of an executive;

(b)the functions of the EPB that are the responsibility of an executive;

(c)the functions of the EPB that are the responsibility of an executive and that may be discharged by a committee of the EPB or by a body other than the EPB;

(d)arrangements relating to the review and scrutiny of the discharge of functions;

(e)access to information on the proceedings of an executive of the EPB;

(f)the disapplication of section 15 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42) (duty to allocate seats to political groups) in relation to an executive of the EPB or a committee of such an executive;

(g)the keeping of a record of any arrangements relating to the EPB and falling within paragraphs (a) to (f).

(5)An order under this section may not provide for the budget of an EPB to be agreed otherwise than by the EPB.

Annotations: Help about Annotation
Close

Annotations are used to give authority for changes and other effects on the legislation you are viewing and to convey editorial information. They appear at the foot of the relevant provision or under the associated heading. Annotations are categorised by annotation type, such as F-notes for textual amendments and I-notes for commencement information (a full list can be found in the Editorial Practice Guide). Each annotation is identified by a sequential reference number. For F-notes, M-notes and X-notes, the number also appears in bold superscript at the relevant location in the text. All annotations contain links to the affecting legislation.

Commencement Information

I1S. 89 in force at 17.12.2009 by S.I. 2009/3318, art. 2(a)

90Constitution: membership and votingE+W

(1)An order under section 89 that includes provision about the number and appointment of members of an EPB must provide—

(a)for a majority of the members of the EPB to be appointed by the EPB's constituent councils,

(b)for those members to be appointed from among the elected members of the constituent councils, and

(c)for each constituent council that is a representative council to appoint at least one of its elected members as a member of the EPB.

(2)For the purposes of this section—

(a)a county council is a constituent council of an EPB if the area of the county council, or part of that area, is within the EPB's area;

(b)a district council is a constituent council of an EPB if the area of the district council is within the EPB's area.

(3)For the purposes of this section, the following are representative councils in relation to an EPB—

(a)if the EPB's area coincides with or includes the whole of the area of a county council, the county council;

(b)if the EPB's area includes part of the area of a county council—

(i)the county council, or

(ii)each district council for an area within that part,

as determined by or in accordance with the order;

(c)if the EPB's area includes the area of a unitary district council, the district council.

(4)In this Part “unitary district council” means a district council whose area is not part of the area of a county council.

(5)If an order under section 89 provides for members of an EPB to be appointed otherwise than from among the elected members of its constituent councils, the order must provide for those members to be non-voting members.

(6)The voting members of an EPB may resolve that provision made in accordance with subsection (5) is not to apply in the case of the EPB.

Annotations: Help about Annotation
Close

Annotations are used to give authority for changes and other effects on the legislation you are viewing and to convey editorial information. They appear at the foot of the relevant provision or under the associated heading. Annotations are categorised by annotation type, such as F-notes for textual amendments and I-notes for commencement information (a full list can be found in the Editorial Practice Guide). Each annotation is identified by a sequential reference number. For F-notes, M-notes and X-notes, the number also appears in bold superscript at the relevant location in the text. All annotations contain links to the affecting legislation.

Commencement Information

I2S. 90 in force at 17.12.2009 by S.I. 2009/3318, art. 2(a)

91Exercise of local authority functionsE+W

(1)The Secretary of State may by order provide for a function of a local authority that is exercisable in relation to an area [F1all or part of which is] within an EPB's area to be exercisable by the EPB in relation to the EPB's area.

(2)The Secretary of State may make an order under this section only if the Secretary of State considers that the function can appropriately be exercised by the EPB.

(3)An order under this section may make provision for the function to be exercisable by the EPB either generally or subject to such conditions or limitations as may be specified in the order.

(4)An order under this section may make provision—

(a)for the function to be exercisable by the EPB instead of by the local authority, F2...

(b)for the function to be exercisable by the EPB concurrently with the local authority.

[F3(c)for the function to be exercisable by the EPB and the local authority jointly, or

(d)for the function to be exercisable by the EPB jointly with the local authority but also continue to be exercisable by the local authority alone.]

(5)An EPB must perform the functions that are exercisable by the EPB by virtue of this section with a view to promoting the economic development and regeneration of its area.

(6)In this section “local authority” means—

(a)a county council, or

(b)a district council.

Annotations: Help about Annotation
Close

Annotations are used to give authority for changes and other effects on the legislation you are viewing and to convey editorial information. They appear at the foot of the relevant provision or under the associated heading. Annotations are categorised by annotation type, such as F-notes for textual amendments and I-notes for commencement information (a full list can be found in the Editorial Practice Guide). Each annotation is identified by a sequential reference number. For F-notes, M-notes and X-notes, the number also appears in bold superscript at the relevant location in the text. All annotations contain links to the affecting legislation.

Amendments (Textual)

F1Words in s. 91(1) inserted (28.1.2016 for specified purposes, 28.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 (c. 1), s. 25(2), Sch. 5 para. 18(2)

F2Word in s. 91(4)(a) omitted (28.1.2016 for specified purposes, 28.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 (c. 1), s. 25(2), Sch. 5 para. 18(3)(a)

F3S. 91(4)(c)(d) inserted (28.1.2016 for specified purposes, 28.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 (c. 1), s. 25(2), Sch. 5 para. 18(3)(b)

Commencement Information

I3S. 91 in force at 17.12.2009 by S.I. 2009/3318, art. 2(a)

92FundingE+W

(1)The Secretary of State may by order make provision—

(a)for the costs of an EPB to be met by its constituent councils, and

(b)about the basis on which the amount payable by each constituent council is to be determined.

(2)For the purposes of this section—

(a)a county council is a constituent council of an EPB if the area of the county council, or part of that area, is within the EPB's area;

(b)a district council is a constituent council of an EPB if the area of the district council is within the EPB's area.

Annotations: Help about Annotation
Close

Annotations are used to give authority for changes and other effects on the legislation you are viewing and to convey editorial information. They appear at the foot of the relevant provision or under the associated heading. Annotations are categorised by annotation type, such as F-notes for textual amendments and I-notes for commencement information (a full list can be found in the Editorial Practice Guide). Each annotation is identified by a sequential reference number. For F-notes, M-notes and X-notes, the number also appears in bold superscript at the relevant location in the text. All annotations contain links to the affecting legislation.

Commencement Information

I4S. 92 in force at 17.12.2009 by S.I. 2009/3318, art. 2(a)

93AccountsE+W

(1)Each EPB must keep a fund to be known as the general fund.

(2)All receipts of the EPB must be carried to that fund.

(3)All liabilities falling to be discharged by the EPB must be discharged out of that fund.

(4)Accounts must be kept of—

(a)receipts carried to the general fund, and

(b)payments made out of the general fund.

Annotations: Help about Annotation
Close

Annotations are used to give authority for changes and other effects on the legislation you are viewing and to convey editorial information. They appear at the foot of the relevant provision or under the associated heading. Annotations are categorised by annotation type, such as F-notes for textual amendments and I-notes for commencement information (a full list can be found in the Editorial Practice Guide). Each annotation is identified by a sequential reference number. For F-notes, M-notes and X-notes, the number also appears in bold superscript at the relevant location in the text. All annotations contain links to the affecting legislation.

Commencement Information

I5S. 93 in force at 17.12.2009 by S.I. 2009/3318, art. 2(a)

94Change of nameE+W

(1)An EPB may change its name by a resolution in accordance with this section.

(2)The resolution must be considered at a meeting of the EPB that is specially convened for the purpose.

(3)Particulars of the resolution must have been included in the notice of the meeting.

(4)The resolution must be passed at the meeting by not less than two-thirds of the members of the EPB who vote on it.

(5)An EPB that changes its name under this section must—

(a)send notice of the change to the Secretary of State, and

(b)publish the notice in such manner as the Secretary of State may direct.

(6)A change of name under this section does not affect the rights or obligations of the EPB or any other person, or render defective any legal proceedings.

(7)Any legal proceedings may be commenced or continued as if there had been no change of name.

Annotations: Help about Annotation
Close

Annotations are used to give authority for changes and other effects on the legislation you are viewing and to convey editorial information. They appear at the foot of the relevant provision or under the associated heading. Annotations are categorised by annotation type, such as F-notes for textual amendments and I-notes for commencement information (a full list can be found in the Editorial Practice Guide). Each annotation is identified by a sequential reference number. For F-notes, M-notes and X-notes, the number also appears in bold superscript at the relevant location in the text. All annotations contain links to the affecting legislation.

Commencement Information

I6S. 94 in force at 17.12.2009 by S.I. 2009/3318, art. 2(a)

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

You have chosen to open The Whole Act

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open The Whole Act as a PDF

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open the Whole Act

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open Schedules only

The Schedules you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Notes

Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources