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Development Services Act (Northern Ireland) 1948

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4Schemes by district councils for dealing with derelict land.N.I.

(1)For the purpose of securing that any land which appears to a [F1 district council] to be derelict and likely to remain so for a considerable period is brought into use or of improving the amenities of the neighbourhood thereof, the [F1 district council] may in accordance with a scheme prepared by the [F1 council] and duly approved under this section by the Ministry of Health and Local GovernmentF2 after consultation with the Ministry, acquire such land either by agreement or compulsorily…F3 and may carry out on such land such works as may be specified in that behalf in the scheme or as are incidental to or necessary for the execution of the scheme.

Subs.(2) rep. by 1972 NI 17

(3)A scheme approved under this section may provide for—

(a)the holding or disposal of any land by a [F1 district council] either for the purposes of the scheme or for any other purpose for which the [F1 council] is authorised to hold land under or by virtue of the provisions of any enactment;

(b)the selling or leasing of such land for the purposes of any….F4 enactment or for the purposes of the provision, maintenance, or improvement of any service to which section one of this Act applies;

(c)the making of charges (including ticket or admission fees, rents or other sums) by any local or public authority in respect of the amenity or service provided thereunder or in connection therewith and for the payment of any revenue derived therefrom to the credit of, and for debiting any loss incurred thereunder or in connection therewith to, such fund or funds as may be specified in the scheme; or

(d)the co-operation of any [F1 district council] with any other local or public authority in the provision, improvement or administration of any service or in the improvement of any amenity.

Subs.(4) rep. by 1972 c.9 (NI)

(5)A scheme approved under this section may be varied or modified by a subsequent scheme so approved.

F1SRO (NI) 1973/285

F2Functions transf., SRO (NI) 1964/205; 1973/504

F41981 NI 3

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