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The Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012

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Definition of local connection

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4.—(1) For the purposes of these regulations and section 89(2)(b)(iii) of the Act, a body other than a parish council has a local connection with land in a local authority’s area if—

(a)the body’s activities are wholly or partly concerned—

(i)with the local authority’s area, or

(ii)with a neighbouring authority’s area;

(b)in the case of a body within regulation 5(1)(c), (e) or (f), any surplus it makes is wholly or partly applied—

(i)for the benefit of the local authority’s area, or

(ii)for the benefit of a neighbouring authority’s area; and

(c)in the case of a body within regulation 5(1)(c) it has at least 21 local members.

(2) For the purposes of these regulations and section 89(2)(b)(iii) of the Act—

(a)a parish council has a local connection with land in another parish council’s area if any part of the boundary of the first council’s area is also part of the boundary of the other council’s area; and

(b)a parish council has a local connection with land that is in a local authority’s area but is not in any parish council’s area if—

(i)the council’s area is within the local authority’s area, or

(ii)any part of the boundary of the council’s area is also part of the boundary of the local authority’s area.

(3) In paragraph (1)(c), “local member” means a member who is registered, at an address in the local authority’s area or in a neighbouring authority’s area, as a local government elector in the register of local government electors kept in accordance with the provisions of the Representation of the People Acts(1).

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See in particular section 2 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c.2), inserted by section 1 of the Representation of the People Act 2000 (c.2).

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