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LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENGLAND
6th September 1999
Coming into force in accordance with article 1(2)
Whereas the Local Government Commission for England, acting pursuant to section 15(4) of the Local Government Act 1992(1), has submitted to the Secretary of State a report dated January 1999 on its review of the district of East Devon together with its recommendations:
And whereas the Secretary of State has decided to give effect, with a modification, to those recommendations:
Now, therefore, the Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 17(2) and 26 of the Local Government Act 1992, and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:
1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the District of East Devon (Electoral Changes) Order 1999.
(2) This Order shall come into force–
(a)for the purpose of all proceedings preliminary or relating to any election to be held on 1st May 2003, on 10th October 2002;
(b)for all other purposes, on 1st May 2003.
(3) In this Order–
“the district” means the district of East Devon;
“existing”, in relation to a ward, means the ward as it exists on the date this Order is made; and
any reference to the map is a reference to the map prepared by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions marked “Map of the District of East Devon (Electoral Changes) Order 1999”, and deposited in accordance with regulation 27 of the Local Government Changes for England Regulations 1994(3).
2.—(1) The existing wards of the district(4) shall be abolished.
(2) The district shall be divided into thirty-two wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of the Schedule.
(3) The wards shall comprise the areas described in column (2) of the Schedule by reference to parishes, parish wards, or parishes and parish wards or, where no area is so described, the area designated on the map by reference to the name of the ward and demarcated by red lines; and the number of councillors to be elected for each ward shall be the number specified in respect of the ward in column (3) of the Schedule.
(4) Where a boundary is shown on the map as running along a road, railway line, footway, waterway or similar geographical feature, it shall be treated as running along the centre line of the feature.
3.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Exmouth shall be abolished.
(2) The parish shall be divided into five parish wards which shall bear the names Brixington, Halsdon, Littleham, Town and Withycombe Raleigh; and those wards shall comprise the areas of the wards of the district bearing the names Exmouth Brixington, Exmouth Halsdon, Exmouth Littleham, Exmouth Town and Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh, respectively.
(3) The number of parish councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be five.
4.—(1) The parish of Gittisham shall be divided into two parish wards which shall bear the names Gittisham Vale and Gittisham Village.
(2) The Gittisham Vale parish ward shall comprise so much of the district ward of Honiton St Michael’s as comprises the parish of Gittisham and the Gittisham Village parish ward shall comprise so much of the district ward of Feniton and Buckerell as comprises the parish of Gittisham.
(3) The number of councillors to be elected for the parish ward of Gittisham Vale shall be three and the number of councillors to be elected for the parish ward of Gittisham Village shall be four.
5.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Honiton shall be abolished.
(2) The parish shall be divided into two parish wards which shall bear the names Honiton St Michael’s and Honiton St Paul's.
(3) The Honiton St Michael’s parish ward shall comprise so much of the district ward of Honiton St Michael’s as comprises the parish of Honiton and the Honiton St Paul’s parish ward shall comprise the area of the Honiton St Paul’s district ward.
(4) The number of parish councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be nine.
6. The District of East Devon (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978 is hereby revoked.
Signed by authority of the Secretary of State of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
6th September 1999
|Name of ward||Description of area||Number of councillors|
|Axminster Rural||The parish of Hawkchurch and the parish wards of Raymonds Hill and Weycroft in the parish of Axminster||1|
|Axminster Town||The parish ward of Town in the parish of Axminster||2|
|Beer and Branscombe||The parishes of Beer and Branscombe||1|
|Broadclyst||The parishes of Broad Clyst, Clyst Honiton, Clyst Hydon, Clyst St Lawrence, Poltimore and Rockbeare||2|
|Budleigh||The parishes of Budleigh Salterton and East Budleigh||3|
|Clyst Valley||The parishes of Clyst St George, Clyst St Mary, Farringdon and Sowton||1|
|Coly Valley||The parishes of Colyton, Farway, Northleigh, Offwell, Southleigh and Widworthy||2|
|Dunkeswell||The parishes of Combe Raleigh, Dunkeswell and Sheldon||1|
|Exe Valley||The parishes of Brampford Speke, Huxham, Nether Exe, Rewe, Stoke Canon and Upton Pyne||1|
|Feniton and Buckerell||1|
|Honiton St Michael's||3|
|Honiton St Paul's||2|
|Newbridges||The parishes of Dalwood, Kilmington, Musbury and Shute||1|
|Newton Poppleford and Harpford||The parish of Newton Poppleford and Harpford||1|
|Ottery St Mary Rural||The parish of Aylesbeare and the parish wards of North, Tipton St John and West Hill in the parish of Ottery St Mary||2|
|Ottery St Mary Town||The parish ward of Town in the parish of Ottery St Mary||2|
|Otterhead||The parishes of Cotleigh, Luppitt, Monkton, Stockland and Upottery||1|
|Raleigh||The parishes of Bicton, Colaton Raleigh and Otterton and the parish ward of Woodbury Salterton in the parish of Woodbury||1|
|Seaton||The parish of Seaton||3|
|Sidmouth Rural||The parish wards of Salcsombe Regis and Sidbury in the parish of Sidmouth||1|
|Sidmouth Sidford||The parish wards of North, Primley and Sidmouth Village in the parish of Sidmouth||3|
|Sidmouth Town||The parish wards of East, South and West in the parish of Sidmouth||3|
|Tale Vale||The parishes of Awliscombe, Broadhembury, Payhembury and Plymtree||1|
|Trinity||The parishes of Axmouth, Combpyne Rousdon and Uplyme||1|
|Whimple||The parishes of Talaton and Whimple||1|
|Woodbury and Lympstone||The parish of Lympstone and the parish wards of Exton and Woodbury in the parish of Woodbury||2|
|Yarty||The parishes of All Saints, Chardstock, Membury and Yarcombe||1|
(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order gives effect, subject to the modification detailed below, to recommendations by the Local Government Commission for England for electoral changes in the district of East Devon. The changes have effect in relation to local government elections to be held on and after 1st May 2003.
The modification relates to the ward boundary between the Exmouth Halsdon and the Exmouth Town wards. Its effect is to place Carter Avenue and Southern Road in the Exmouth Halsdon ward.
Article 2 abolishes the existing wards of the district and provides for the creation of 32 new wards. That article and the Schedule make provision for the names and areas of, and numbers of councillors for, the new wards.
Articles 3 to 5 make electoral changes in the parishes of Exmouth, Gittisham and Honiton.
Article 6 revokes the District of East Devon (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978.
The areas of the new district wards are demarcated on the map described in article 1(3). Prints of the map may be inspected at all reasonable times at the offices of the East Devon District Council and at the offices of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, 2nd Floor, Ashdown House, 123 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6DE.
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