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The West Suffolk (Modification of Boundary Change Enactments) Regulations 2018

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the West Suffolk (Modification of Boundary Change Enactments) Regulations 2018 and come into force on the day after that on which they are made.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations—

“the 2007 Act” means the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007(1);

“the relevant authorities” means Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

Modifications of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007

3.  Chapter 1 of Part 1 (structural and boundary change) of the 2007 Act applies to the relevant authorities as if—

(a)in section 8 (review by Local Government Boundary Commission of local government areas)—

(i)after subsection (2) there were inserted—

(2A) A principal authority may make a proposal to the Secretary of State for boundary change of its area.

(2B) An authority may make its own proposal under this section, or may make a proposal jointly with any other principal authority.;

(ii)in subsection (4) after “recommended” there were inserted “or proposed”;

(iii)in subsection (8) after “Commission” in each place it occurs there were inserted “or the Secretary of State”;

(b)in subsection (1) of section 10 (implementation of recommendations by order)—

(i)after “under section 8(2)” there were inserted “or a principal authority makes a proposal to the Secretary of State under section 8(2A)”;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (a) after “recommendation” there were inserted “or proposal”;

(iii)in sub-paragraph (b) after “recommendation” there were inserted “or proposal”.

Pre-commencement proposals

4.  A proposal made by either or both of the relevant authorities before the date that these Regulations come into force that otherwise complies with section 8 of the 2007 Act as modified by these Regulations shall be treated as a proposal made under section 8(2A).

Expiry of Regulations

5.  These Regulations expire at the end of March 2020 (but without affecting any order made under Part 1 of the 2007 Act as that Part has been applied under these Regulations).

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Rishi Sunak

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

23rd May 2018

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