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Town And Country Planning, England
6th December 2012
Laid before Parliament
11th December 2012
Coming into force
3rd January 2013
The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 109(3), (5) and (6) of the Localism Act 2011(1), makes the following Order:
1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Regional Strategy for the East of England (Revocation) Order 2012 and shall come into force on 3rd January 2013.
(2) This Order applies in relation to England only.
2. (1) The Regional Strategy for the East of England comprises—
(a)the regional spatial strategy published on 12th May 2008 (“the RSS”) and any policies contained in revisions to the RSS (2); and
(b)the regional economic strategy published in 2008(3).
(2) The Regional Strategy for the East of England is revoked.
3. All directions preserving policies contained in structure plans(4) in the area to which the RSS relates are revoked.
Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Secretary of State
Department for Communities and Local Government
6th December 2012
(This note is not part of the Order)
Section 109 of the Localism Act 2011(5) abolished the regional planning tier by repealing Part 5 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009(6) (which only applied in relation to England). This includes the removal of the responsible regional authorities. Section 109 of the Localism Act 2011 also made provision to revoke, by order, the eight existing regional strategies and any remaining structure plan policies that were saved as part of the transitional provisions under paragraph 1(3) of Schedule 8 to the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004(7).
This Order makes use of those powers to revoke the regional strategy for the East of England, and all directions preserving policies contained in structure plans in the corresponding area.
Accommodation for Gypsy and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople in the East of England (A Revision to the Regional Spatial Strategy for the East of England) 29 July 2009, Thurrock Key Centre for Development and Change (A Revision to the Regional Spatial Strategy for the East of England) January 2010, and revisions made to the RSS to insert the relevant parts of the 2005 Milton Keynes and South Midlands Strategy.
The regional economic strategy for the East of England 2008-2031 (“Inventing our Future Collective Action for a Sustainable Economy”) was produced by the East of England Development Agency in Autumn 2008 as required by section 7 of the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 c.45. Section 7 was substituted by section 83 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 c.20 and is repealed by sections 109(7) of and paragraph 2 of Schedule 8 to the Localism Act 2011c.20 on a day to be appointed.
Structure plan policies preserved by directions made under paragraph 1(3) of Schedule 8 to the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 c.5.
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