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The Cheshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008

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Functions of the County Council, the East Cheshire councils and the West Cheshire councils, and prohibition on preparation of certain budgets and plans

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16.—(1) There shall be added to the functions of the County Council the function, which shall be exercisable only in the transitional period beginning on the coming into force of this Order and ending on the fourteenth day after the 2008 election day, of preparing for and facilitating the economic, effective, efficient and timely transfer to the Cheshire East Council, of such of its functions, property, rights and liabilities as relate to Cheshire East and its inhabitants.

(2) There shall be added to the functions of the County Council the function, which shall be exercisable only in the transitional period beginning on the coming into force of this Order and ending on the fourteenth day after the 2008 election day, of preparing for and facilitating the economic, effective, efficient and timely transfer to the Cheshire West and Chester Council, of such of its functions, property, rights and liabilities as relate to Cheshire West and Chester and its inhabitants.

(3) There shall be added to the functions of each of the East Cheshire councils the function, which shall be exercisable only in the transitional period beginning on the coming into force of this Order and ending on the fourteenth day after the 2008 election day, of preparing for and facilitating the economic, effective, efficient and timely transfer to the Cheshire East Council of its functions, property, rights and liabilities.

(4) There shall be added to the functions of each of the West Cheshire councils the function, which shall be exercisable only in the transitional period beginning on the coming into force of this Order and ending on the fourteenth day after the 2008 election day, of preparing for and facilitating the economic, effective, efficient and timely transfer to the Cheshire West and Chester Council of its functions, property, rights and liabilities.

(5) Notwithstanding any enactment, none of the East Cheshire councils or the West Cheshire councils or the County Council shall undertake, as a local authority, the preparation of any budgets or plans that are to be prepared by a shadow authority, the Cheshire East Council or the Cheshire West and Chester Council.

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