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Local Government Act 1929

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40Power of county councils to act jointly with other local authorities in preparation or adoption of a town planning scheme

(1)Where after the appointed day the council of a county and any local authority or local authorities under the Town Planning Act, 1925, are desirous of acting jointly in the preparation or adoption of a town planning scheme, they shall be entitled to do so, and the council and the local authority or authorities may concur in appointing out of their respective bodies a joint committee for the purpose, and in conferring, with or without restrictions, on such a joint committee any powers which the local authority or local authorities might exercise for the purpose.

(2)Where a joint committee of two or more local authorities has been constituted under proviso (ii) to subsection (1) of section two of the Town Planning Act, 1925, or under any corresponding enactment repealed by that Act, and at any time after the appointed day the council of the county of which the district of any of the local authorities forms part are desirous of being represented on the committee, they shall be entitled to appoint such number of members of the committee on such terms as may be agreed with the local authorities or, failing agreement, as may be determined by the Minister; but neither the identity of the committee, nor the validity of any previous proceedings of the committee, shall be thereby affected.

(3)The provisions of sections fifty-seven and fifty-eight of the Local Government Act, 1894, with regard to joint committees shall, with the necessary modifications, apply to any joint committee appointed under this section as if county councils were included amongst the councils in those sections mentioned; subject, however, to this modification, that any difference as to the proportions in which costs incurred by a joint committee are to be defrayed by the councils by whom it is appointed shall be determined by the Minister.

(4)This section shall extend to the county of London.

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