Explanatory Notes

Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006

2006 asp 17

20 December 2006

The Act – Section by Section

Part 9 – Business Improvement Districts

Section 41 – Approval in ballot – alternative conditions

204.This section allows those who have drawn up BID proposals to set a higher margin of either rateable values, or numbers of votes cast, or both, before a BID ballot can be taken as approved. In addition, the BID Board’s proposals submitted to the local authority are required to state whether the alternative voting conditions will apply, so that a greater majority will be required, either of the number of votes cast by persons voting, or of the rateable value element of the vote.