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The Registers of Drainage Boards Regulations 1968

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5.—(1) The register of a drainage board:—

(a)shall be either a book register or a card register;

(b)shall, if a card register, be kept in a cabinet containing drawers, each drawer having on the front thereof a card indicating clearly the portions of the register which it contains.

(2) The register of a drainage board shall:—

(a)if a book register, have on the front page a suitable heading as the register of drainage hereditaments in the district (naming it) maintained by the drainage board (naming them) under section 35 of the Act and a statement that the register was first prepared on the initial date (naming it); and

(b)if a card register, have standing on, or affixed to, the cabinet containing it, a notice containing matter similar to that required for the front page of a book register.

(3) In Part I the following entries shall be made in respect of each annual value property in the district:—

(a)a short description of it,

(b)its total acreage, and

(c)its annual value (if any) on the initial date.

(4) The following further entries shall be made in Part I in respect of each such annual value property which comprises agricultural land or agricultural buildings or in respect of which a short description is insufficient to identify it:—

(a)the number of every enclosure numbered on the map which is wholly comprised in the property and the number, preceded by the word “Part”, of every part-enclosure together with the area of every part-enclosure;

(b)where the ordnance sheet comprised in the map on which that enclosure or part-enclosure is shown is an ordnance sheet of the county series, the name of the parish or district in which that enclosure or part-enclosure is situated; and

(c)where the ordnance sheet comprised in the map on which that enclosure or part-enclosure is shown is an ordnance sheet on which the national grid is superimposed, the number of that sheet.

For the purposes of this paragraph “part-enclosure” means, where part only of an enclosure numbered on the map is comprised in an annual value property, that part.

(5) In Part I the following entries shall be made in respect of each split rating unit in the district:—

(a)a short description of it,

(b)the rateable value in the valuation list in force on the initial date of the rating unit of which the split rating unit forms part,

(c)the apportioned value specified in the last rateable value apportionment for the split rating unit, and

(d)the date of that apportionment.

(6) Part II shall contain a statement in the form set out in the Schedule to these regulations adapted as required in accordance with the notes to the Schedule.

(7) Part III (if the register includes such a Part) shall contain—

(a)a statement indicating by reference to the map the portion (if any) of the district which is exempt from drainage rates by virtue of any order under section 24(7) of the Act of 1930, and

(b)particulars of every agreement made between the drainage board and the rating authority for any area pursuant to section 25 of the Act of 1961 which is for the time being in force.

(8) In these regulations:—

book register” means a register, kept in a bound book or on separate sheets contained in a binder, in which all entries (whether original, additional or substituted) in respect of any one annual value property and all such entries in respect of any one split rating unit shall be in sequence;

card register” means a register in which all entries (whether original, additional or substituted) relating to each hereditament in the district of the drainage board which prepares the register are on a separate sheet or card, and

loose-leaf register” means either a book register kept on separate sheets or a card register.

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