Provisions coming into force on the day after this Order is made
2.—(1) The following provisions of the Act come into force in relation to England on the day after this Order is made for the purpose of enabling the Secretary of State(1) to make orders, give guidance or give directions—
(a)Section 14(4) (orders relating to requirement to take steps);
(b)Section 19 (powers of appropriate national authority);
(c)Section 20 (handling of petitions by other bodies);
(d)Section 21 (orders); and
(e)Section 22 (interpretation).
The power to make orders, give guidance and give directions is conferred on the “appropriate national authority” which is defined in section 22(1) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (c. 20) as the Secretary of State in relation to a principal local authority in England.