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Statutory Instruments

1993 No. 691

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENGLAND AND WALES

CHANGES IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS

The Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside (County and Metropolitan Borough Boundaries) Order 1993

Made

2nd March 1993

Laid before Parliament

18th March 1993

Coming into force

for the purposes referred to in article 1(2)

1st December 1993

for all other purposes

1st April 1994

The Secretary of State, in exercise of his powers under sections 51(2) and 67(4) and (5) of the Local Government Act 1972(1) and of all 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 Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside (County and Metropolitan Borough Boundaries) Order 1993.

(2) This Order shall come into force on 1st December 1993 for any purpose set out in regulation 4(1) of the Local Government Area Changes Regulations 1976(2).

(3) For all other purposes, this Order shall come into force on 1st April 1994.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order—

“Cheshire” means the county of Cheshire, and any reference to Halton is a reference to the Cheshire borough of that name;

“district” includes a borough, a metropolitan borough and a city;

“electoral division” means an electoral division of the county to which an area is transferred by this Order(3);

“Lancashire” means the county of Lancashire, except in the expression “West Lancashire”, where it means the Lancashire district of West Lancashire;

“the map” means one or more of the 17 maps prepared by the Department of the Environment, marked “Maps of the Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside (County and Metropolitan Borough Boundaries) Order 1993”, and deposited in accordance with regulation 5 of the Local Government Areas Changes Regulations 1976;

“Merseyside” means the metropolitan county of Merseyside, and any reference to Knowsley, to Liverpool, to St.Helens or to Sefton is a reference to the district of that name in that county;

“the abolished parish” means the Knowsley parish of Simonswood (abolished by article 4), “new parish” means the new Lancashire parish of Simonswood (created by article 5), and

“new parish council” means the parish council for the new parish; any reference to an area as unparished is a reference to that area not forming part of any parish; and

“ward” means a ward of the district from or to which an area is transferred(4), except in article 5(6), where it means a ward of Knowsley, and in the expression “parish ward”, where it means a ward of the parish to which an area is transferred.

Transfers between Cheshire (Halton) and Merseyside (Knowsley)

3.  (1)  The unparished area which is marked I on map 5 shall be transferred from Cheshire, from Halton, and from the Farnworth ward to Merseyside, to Knowsley, to the parish of Cronton, and to the Whiston South ward.

(2) The unparished areas which are marked A and C on map 6 shall be transferred from Cheshire from Halton, and from the Ditton ward to Merseyside, to Knowsley, to the parish of Tarbock, and to the Halewood East ward.

(3) The areas transferred by paragraphs (1) and (2) shall additionally be transferred to the Knowsley District petty sessional division and the Knowsley, St. Helen’s and Sefton coroner’s district.

(4) Each area which is marked as shown on the following Table on the map indicated in column 2 shall be transferred from Mersyside, from Knowsley and from the parish named in column 3 to Cheshire, to Halton, to the ward and the electoral division named in column 4, and to the Halton petty sessional division and the Cheshire coroner’s district, becoming unparished.

Table

1.2.3.4.
Area marked–On map–Transferred from Merseyside, from Knowsley, and from the parish of–To Cheshire, to Halton and to–
J5CrontonFarnworth ward Birchfield electoral division
A & B7HalewoodDitton ward Oakfield electoral division
B & D6TarbockDitton ward Oakfield electoral division

Transfers from Merseyside (Knowsley and Sefton) to Lancashire (West Lancashire), and creation of new West Lancashire parish of Simonswood

4.  The Merseyside parish of Simonswood and its parish council shall be abolished.

5.  (1)  The following areas shown on map 1—

(a) the part of the abolished parish marked S; and

(b) the parts of the Sefton parish of Melling marked N, O, P and R—

shall be transferred from Merseyside, and from Knowsley and Sefton respectively to Lancashire, to West Lancashire, to the Bickerstaffe ward, to the West Lancashire South electoral division, and to the Ormskirk petty sessional division and the Preston and South West Lancashire coroner’s district.

(2) There shall be created in West Lancashire a new parish, to be named Simonswood, and consisting of the areas transferred by paragraph (1).

(3) There shall be a parish council for the new parish, consisting of 5 parish councillors.

(4) Elections for the new council shall be held on such day before 1st April 1994 as the returning officer(5) shall appoint, and the councillors elected thereat shall come into office on 1st April 1994 and shall retire on the fourth day after the ordinary day of election of councillors in 1998.

(5) The proper officer of the West Lancashire District Council shall convene both the first annual meeting of the new council, which shall be held in April 1994, and the first assembly of the parish meeting, and if the latter is held before the former, the parish meeting may appoint a person to take the chair, who shall have, for the purposes of that occasion only, the powers and authority of a chairman.

(6) The new parish council shall be the residuary successor to the abolished council, and shall assume custody of its public books, documents and records.

(7) The parts of the abolished parish marked K and T on map 1 shall remain in Merseyside, and in Knowsley, but shall become unparished. The area marked T shall be transferred from the Tower Hill ward of that district to the Northwood ward.

(8) For the purposes of article 3 of the Local Government Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) (England) Order 1993(6), there is specified in relation to the new parish the sum of £3,000 (three thousand pounds).

Transfers within Merseyside between Knowsley and Sefton

6.  (1)  The following areas shown on map 1—

(a) the parts of the abolished parish marked M, Q, and U;

(b) the unparished parts of the Park ward marked A and C; and

(c) the unparished parts of the Tower Hill ward marked G, I and L—

shall be transferred from Knowsley to Sefton, to the parish of Melling, to the Molyneux ward, and to the South Sefton petty sessional division.

(2) The parts of the parish of Melling which are marked B, D, E, F, H and J on map 1 shall become unparished, and shall be transferred to Knowsley, and to the Knowsley District petty sessional division. The areas marked B and D shall additionally be transferred to the Park ward, and those marked E, F, H and J to the Tower Hill ward.

Transfers within Merseyside between Knowsley and St. Helens

7.  (1)  Each area which is marked as shown on the following Table on the map indicated in column 2 shall be transferred from Knowsley, and from the parish or, where unparished, the ward named in column 3 to St. Helens, to the parish and ward named in column 4, and to the St. Helens petty sessional division.

Table

1.2.3.4.
Area marked–On map–Transferred from Knowsley, and from–To St. Helens, and to the parish and ward of–
A2Northwood wardWindle
E & G5Parish of CrontonRainhill
B3Parish of KnowsleyEccleston
B2Parish of KnowsleyWindle
E3Parish of PrescotEccleston
B4Parish of WhistonEccleston
A, C & D5Parish of WhistonRainhill

(2) Each area which is marked as shown on the following Table on the map indicated in column 2 shall be transferred from St. Helens, and from the parish named in column 3 to Knowsley, to the parish (and parish ward, if any) and ward named in column 4, and to the Knowsley District petty sessional division.

Table

1.2.3.4.
Area marked–On map–Transferred from St. Helens and from the parish of–To Knowsley, and to–
A & C3Eccleston

Parish of Knowsley

Knowsley Park North

District 2 parish ward

Knowsley Park ward

D3Eccleston

Parish West District 5

parish ward

Prescot West ward

A4Eccleston

Parish of Whiston

Delph parish ward

Whiston North ward

F & H5Rainhill

Parish of Cronton

Whiston South ward

B5Rainhill

Parish of Whiston

Whiston East parish ward

Whiston North ward

Transfers within Merseyside between Knowsley and Liverpool

8.  (1)  Each area which is marked as shown on the following Table on the map indicated in column 2 shall be transferred from Knowsley, and from the parish (or, where unparished, the ward) named in column 3 to Liverpool, to the ward named in column 4 and to the Liverpool Metropolitan District petty sessional division and the Liverpool coroner’s district, becoming or remaining unparished.

Table

1.2.3.4.
Area marked–On map–Transferred from Knowsley, and from–To Liverpool, and to the following ward–
E, G, I & K8Parish of HalewoodAllerton
A, C, D, E, G, I, L & N8aParish of HaleswoodNetherley
A9
A & B8Parish of halewoodWoolton
A14Parish of KnowsleyDovecot
B15
E & G15Parish of KnowsleyGillmoss
D, F, H, J & L9Parish of TarbockNetherley
A, C, D, F, I, K, L & M10
C & E14Princess wardDovecot
A11Roby wardNetherley
A, C & E12Roby wardValley
A & C13
G & I13Swanside wardBroadgreen
D13Swanside wardChildwall
B, D & E16Whitefield wardFazakerley

(2) Each area which is marked as shown on the following Table on the map indicated in column 2 shall be transferred from Liverpool, and from the ward named in column 3 to Knowsley, to the parish and parish ward (if any) and the ward named in column 4, and to the Knowsley District petty sessional division and the Knowsley, St. Helens and Sefton coroner’s district.

Table

1.2.3.4.
Area marked–On map–Transferred from Liverpool, and from the following ward–To Knowsley–
D8Allerton

Parish of Halewood

Halewood West District 1

parish ward

Halewood West ward

F, H & J8Allerton

Parish of Halewood

Halewood West District 2

parish ward

Halewood West ward

F, H & J13BroadgreenSwanside ward
E13ChildwallSwanside ward

B

A

14

15

Dovecot

Parish of Knowsley

Knowsley Park South

District 1 parish ward

Knowsley Park ward

G14DovecotPage Moss Ward
D & F14DovecotPrincess ward
A, C & F16FazakerleyWhitefield ward
D & F15Gillmoss

Parish of Knowsley

Cantril Farm District 2

parish ward

Cantril farm ward

C15Gillmoss

Parish of Knowsley

Knowsle;y Park South

District 1 parish ward

Knowsley Park ward

B, F, H, J, K, M & O

B

8a

9

Netherley

Parish of halewood

Halewood East district 2

parish ward

Halewood East ward

C, E, G, I & K

B, E, G, H, J & N

9

10

Netherley

Parish of Tarbock

Tarbock District 1

parish ward

Haleswood East ward

D7St. Mary's

Parish of Halewood

Halewood South District 2

parish ward

Halewood South ward

B & C7Speke

Parish of Halewood

Halewood south District 2

parish ward

Halewood South ward

B & D

B

12

13

ValleyRoby ward
P8aWoolton

Parish of Halewood

Halewood East district 3

parish ward

Halewood East ward

C8Woolton

Parish of Halewood

Halewood West District 1

parish ward

Halewood West ward

Town and Country Planning

9.  (1)  In this article,“provision” means a provision of a development plan (as defined in section 336(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990(7)).

(2) Any provision applying to an area transferred by this Order shall continue to apply to that area, notwithstanding the transfer, until replaced by a provision which so applies, and which is expressed to supersede the preserved provision.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for the Environment

Robin Squire

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department of the Environment

2nd March 1993

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order makes changes in the boundary between—

(a) the county of Cheshire (borough of Halton) and the metropolitan county of Merseyside (metropolitan borough of Knowsley); and

(b) the county of Lancashire (district of West Lancashire) and Merseyside (Knowsley and Sefton).

It also transfers areas within Merseyside between—

(i)the metropolitan boroughs of Knowsley and Sefton;

(ii)the metropolitan boroughs of Knowsley and St. Helens; and

(iii)Knowsley and the city of Liverpool.

The main change effected by the Order is the abolition of the Knowsley parish of Simonswood, the transfer of most of its area to Lancashire, and to West Lancashire, and the creation of a new parish, also named Simonswood, in that county and district. A parish council is established for the new parish, with provision for its expenses.

Consequential changes to local government electoral areas, petty sessional divisions and coroners' districts are made.

The map and table forming part of this Note are a general guide only to the areas affected. The table gives in approximate terms the hectarage and population affected by the transfers.

The maps described in article 2 should be inspected for full details of the transfers. Any person may inspect the maps at any reasonable time at the offices of each city, borough, metropolitan borough or district whose area is affected, and additionally at the offices of the Secretary of State for the Environment located in 2, Marsham Street, London SW1P 3EB.

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

Transfers–Description–

Between cheshire (Halton) and Merseyside)

Transferred to Knowsley–

Area (total): 10 hectares

Population (total): Nil

Transferred from Knowsley–

Area: 250 hectares

Population: 180

Transfer to unite Beaufort Close, Tarbock in Halton.

Transfer to Cheshire of large area stretching from Mill Wood in the west to Potter’s Lane in the east, realigning boundary to southern side of Speke Boulevard (A561), then southern side of railway. Area transferred includes Hale Bank, Burnt Mill, Carr Lane Bridge, Boar Wood Cottages, Ramsbrook Plantation, sewage works, Manor Farm, Lane Ends Police Station, Ramsbrook Farm and part of Ramsbrook Lane.

Realignments–

(a)

at Ash Lane/Clinton Close;

(b)

to eastern side of Norland’s Lane, south of M62 motorway, Junction 7; and

(c)

to more defined boundary west of Norland’s House.

From Merseyside (Knowsley and Sefton) to Lancashire (West Lancashire) Articles 4 & 5

Area: 830 hectares

Population:150

Creation of new parish of Simonswood from areas transferred from the abolished Merseyside parish of that name, and from transferred parts of the Sefton parish of Melling.

Within Merseyside, between Knowsley and sefton article 6

Transferred from Knowsley–

Area: 1 hectare

Population: Nil

Transferred to Knowsley–

Area: 1 hectare

Population: Nil

Minor realignments–

(i)

at Bank Lane, to follow line of bank brook; and

(ii)

at Simonswood Brook/Outlet Lane

Between Knowsley and st. Helens article 7

Transferred from Knowsley–

Area: 150 hectares

Population: 210

Transferred to Knowsley–

Area: 150 hectares

Population: 2

Transfer to St. Helens of areas at Longborough, realigning boundary to eastern side of Coach Road and southern side of East Lancashire Road. Grace’s Wood, Big Longborough and the lodge located at the junction of Coach Road with East Lancashire Road are affected.

Transfers to unit Knowsley Safari park in Knowsley, and realign boundary to follow the northern, then the western side of the reservoirs off Burrow’s Lane.

Transfer to Knowsley of area south of M62 motorway between Duke’s Clough/Hall Lane and the A569 road.

Realignments–

(a)

at Warrington Road/Stoney Lane/Cumber Lane/Fairchilds Farm/Mill Wood/Snape Gate Barn/M62 motorway near Brick Wood and Cronton Lane;

(b)

to centre of B5201 and of Portico Lane between Fairholme Avenue and a point south-east of Portico Lodge; and

(c)

south of St. Helens Road.

Between Knowsley and Liverpool Article 8

Transferred from Knowsley–

Area: 10 hectares

Population: 160

Transferred to Knowsley–

Area: 50 hectares

Population: 320

Realignments–

(a)

at Lee Park Golf Course/Halewood Road/Mackett’s Lane/ Minster Drive/Netherley Brook;

(b)

to northern side of Speke Boulevard to unite Ford Motor Works in Knowsley;

(c)

in Wheat Hill Road, south of M62 motorway;

(d)

alogn Sarum Road between sports ground and pumping station;

(e)

at Pilch Lane/Gordon Drive/Broad Green/Court Hey/Childwall Valley Road;

(f)

to rear curtilages of properties in Finchams Road/Lordens Road;

(g)

to rear curtilages of properties in Southdean Road/Altfinch Close/Saxby Road;

(h)

in vicinity of Waterpark Drive/Marled Hey; and

(i)

to rear curtilages of properties in Copple House Lane/Ferrey Road/Edgemoor Drive.

(2)

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

(3)

Every non-metropolitan county is divided into electoral divisions for the purposes of the election of county councillors (section 6(2)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972).

(4)

Every district (whether metropolitan or non-metropolitan) is divided into wards for the purposes of the election of district councillors (sections 6(2)(b) and

(5)

of the Local Government Act 1972).

(6)

Elections for parish councillors are conducted in accordance with the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2), and the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 1986/2215, which are made under section 36(2) of that Act.

(7)

1990 c. 8. This definition was amended by The Planning and Compensation Act 1991 (c. 34), Schedule 4, paragraph 34.

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