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The Black Country Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) Order 1987

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Black Country Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) Order 1987 and shall come into force on the day after the day on which it is approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.


2.  In this Order, “the maps” means the set of maps numbered 1 and 2 entitled “Maps referred to in the Black Country Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) Order 1987”, of which prints signed by an Under Secretary in the Department of the Environment, are deposited and available for inspection at the offices of the Secretary of State for the Environment and the offices of the councils of the boroughs of Sandwell and Walsall.

Designation of urban development area

3.  The area shown on the maps bounded externally by a black line edged internally with a stippled band is hereby designated as an urban development area.

Establishment of the Black Country Development Corporation

4.  For the purposes of regenerating the designated area there is hereby established an urban development corporation named “The Black Country Development Corporation” with eleven members in addition to the chairman and deputy chairman.

Nicholas Ridley

Secretary of State for the Environment

2nd April 1987

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