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Statutory Instruments

1991 No. 286

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENGLAND AND WALES

CHANGES IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS

The Dorset and Somerset (County Boundaries) Order 1991

Made

19th February 1991

Laid before Parliament

25th February 1991

Coming into force

for the purposes referred to in article 1(2)

18th March 1991

for all other purposes

1st April 1991

The Secretary of State, in exercise of his powers under sections 51(2) and 67(4) of the Local Government Act 1972(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order which gives effect with modifications to proposals submitted to him under sections 47, 48(1) and 51(1) of that Act, more than six weeks before the making of this Order, by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England:

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Dorset and Somerset (County Boundaries) Order 1991.

(2) This Order shall come into force on 18th March 1991 for any purpose set out in regulation 4(1) (coming into operation of order) of the Local Government Area Changes Regulations 1976(2).

(3) For all other purposes this Order shall come into force on 1st April 1991.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order “boundary map” means the map prepared by the Department of the Environment marked “Map of the Dorset and Somerset (County Boundaries) Order 1991”, duly numbered for reference, and deposited in accordance with regulation 5 of the Local Government Area Changes Regulations 1976.

Transfers from Dorset to Somerset

3.—(1) The part of the county of Dorset, the district of West Dorset and the parish of Bradford Abbas marked A1 on the boundary map shall be transferred to—

(a)the county of Somerset and the Coker electoral division of that county;

(b)the district of South Somerset and the Coker ward of that district;

(c)the parish of Barwick;

(d)the Yeovil petty sessional division;

(e)the Eastern Somerset Coroner’s district.

(2) The part of the county of Dorset, the district of West Dorset and the Parish of Clifton Maybank marked A2 on the boundary map shall be transferred to—

(a)the county of Somerset and the Coker electoral division of that county;

(b)the district of South Somerset and the Coker ward of that district;

(c)the parish of Barwick;

(d)the Yeovil petty sessional division;

(e)the Eastern Somerset Coroner’s district.

Town and country planning

4.  Any provision of a development plan applying to an area transferred by this Order shall continue to apply thereto notwithstanding the transfer; and after such transfer, any such provision shall, so far as it so applies, be for all purposes deemed to be a provision of a corresponding plan of the authority which becomes the appropriate local planning authority for the transferred area as a result of the transfer.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for the Environment

Blatch

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department of the Environment

19th February 1991

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order transfers two areas in the county of Dorset to the county of Somerset. Consequential changes to districts, parishesand local government electoral areasand to the areas of petty sessional divisionsand Coroners' districts are made.

The map forming part of this note gives a general guide to the areas affected. Prints of the detailed boundary map (described in article 2) may be inspected at all reasonable times at the offices of the district councils whose areas are affected by this Order, and at the office of the Secretary of State for the Environment, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 3EB.

The areas transferred have respectively populations of nil and 2 and respectively approximate areas of 40.95 hectares and 26.92 hectares.

The Local Government Area Changes Regulations 1976 contain general provisions regarding the effect of orders such as this one.

(2)

S.I. 1976/246, amended by S.I. 1978/247.

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