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The Neath Port Talbot (Communities) Order 2016

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Title and commencement

1.—(1) The title of this Order is the Neath Port Talbot (Communities) Order 2016.

(2) For any purpose set out in regulation 4(1) of the Regulations, this Order comes into force on 1 December 2016.

(3) For all other purposes, this Order comes into force on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2017(1).

Interpretation

2.  In this Order—

“new” (“newydd”), in relation to a local government area, means that area as established by this Order;

“the Regulations” (“y Rheoliadau”) means the Local Government Area Changes Regulations 1976(2);

any reference to a map means one of the seven maps marked “Map of the Neath Port Talbot (Communities) Order 2016” deposited in accordance with regulation 5 of the Regulations, labelled “A” to “G” and a reference to a lettered map is a reference to the map that bears that letter; and

where a boundary is shown on a map as running along a road, railway line, footway, watercourse or similar geographical feature, it is to be treated as running along the centre line of the feature.

Local government area changes

3.  Changes are made in the local government area of the County Borough of Neath Port Talbot in accordance with the following provisions of this Order.

Aberavon – creation of the new community of Baglan Moors

4.  The new community of Baglan Moors is created and—

(a)comprises the area shown hatched on Map A; and

(b)forms part of the electoral division of Aberavon.

Baglan and Briton Ferry - change to community areas and consequential change to electoral divisions

5.—(1) The part of the community of Baglan shown hatched on Map B—

(a)is transferred to the community of Briton Ferry; and

(b)forms part of the electoral division of Briton Ferry.

(2) The part of the community of Briton Ferry shown cross-hatched on Map B—

(a)is transferred to the community of Baglan; and

(b)forms part of the electoral division of Baglan.

Cwmavon and Port Talbot - change to community areas and consequential change to electoral divisions

6.  The part of the community of Cwmavon shown hatched on Map C—

(a)is transferred to the community of Port Talbot; and

(b)forms part of the electoral division of Port Talbot.

Port Talbot and Tai-Bach - change to community areas and consequential change to electoral divisions

7.  The part of the community of Port Talbot shown hatched on Map D—

(a)is transferred to the community of Tai-Bach; and

(b)forms part of the electoral division of Tai-Bach.

Sandfields East and Margam Moors - change to community areas and consequential change to electoral divisions

8.  The part of the community of Sandfields East shown hatched on Map E—

(a)is transferred to the community of Margam Moors; and

(b)forms part of the electoral division of Margam Moors.

Seven Sisters and Onllwyn - change to community areas and consequential change to electoral divisions

9.  The part of the community of Seven Sisters shown hatched on Map F—

(a)is transferred to the community of Onllwyn; and

(b)forms part of the electoral division of Onllwyn.

Tai-Bach and Margam - change to community areas and consequential change to electoral divisions

10.—(1) The part of the community of Tai-Bach shown hatched on Map G—

(a)is transferred to the community of Margam; and

(b)forms part of the electoral division of Margam.

(2) The part of the community of Margam shown cross-hatched on Map G—

(a)is transferred to the community of Tai-Bach; and

(b)forms part of the electoral division of Tai-Bach.

Mark Drakeford

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, one of the Welsh Ministers

25 November 2016

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