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Local Government Act 1958

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28Holding of reviews by county councils

(1)It shall be the duty of each county council in England and Wales to review the circumstances of the county districts within the county and to make such proposals as are hereinafter authorised for effecting changes appearing to the county council desirable in the interests of effective and convenient local government.

(2)A county council shall proceed, as respects the county or any part thereof, to carry out the duty imposed by the foregoing subsection so soon as it appears to the council, or they are notified by the Minister, that the proceedings under the foregoing provisions of this Part of this Act in relation to the county or part have been carried to the point at which it is practicable for the council to proceed under this section.

(3)Subject to the provisions of this section, the changes which may be put forward in proposals of a county council are changes to be produced by any of the following means or any combination of those means (including the application of any of the following paragraphs to an area constituted or altered under any of those paragraphs):—

(a)any such means as are specified in paragraphs (a) to (e) of section nineteen of this Act;

(b)the inclusion of a non-county borough in a rural district;

(c)the alteration of the area of a borough so included or of a parish;

(d)the constitution of a new parish by the amalgamation of parishes, by the aggregation of parts of areas within the same rural district, or by the separation of part of an area;

(e)the abolition of a parish;

(f)the grouping of two or more parishes under a common parish council.

(4)As respects any part of the county comprised in a special review area, or treated under subsection (2) of section twenty-five of this Act as so comprised, the county council shall not have power to propose any change authorised by paragraph (a) of the foregoing subsection.

(5)The Seventh Schedule to this Act shall apply to boroughs included in rural districts.

(6)Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to the administrative county of London, and shall not apply to any other part of the metropolitan area except in so far as Her Majesty may by Order in Council apply that subsection thereto.

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