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Playing Fields (Community Involvement in Disposal Decisions) (Wales) Measure 2010

Section 1 – Community involvement in disposals by local authorities of playing fields

2.This section confers a power on Welsh Ministers to make regulations which provide for the involvement of communities in decisions by local authorities about disposals by them of land consisting or forming part of a playing field.

3.“Local authority” is defined in subsection (3) as a county or county borough council, a community council (including a town council) and a National Park authority, and “disposal” as the grant of any estate or interest in land or the entering into an agreement to do so.  Subsection (3) also defines “playing field”.  A playing field means an open space which includes one or more areas which have at any time been marked or otherwise set aside for sport or similar recreational activity.

4.Regulations made under this section may provide for their application to specific types of disposal or specific kinds of playing fields, and may make a disposal subject to consultation in accordance with the regulations, and require the giving of notice of the proposals.  Local authorities may be required to provide information about the effect of a proposed disposal on any strategy, plan or assessment specified in the regulations, or about anything else connected with the disposal, and may be required to provide the information in the form and manner specified in the regulations.

5.If so provided by the regulations, a local authority must, in exercising its functions under the regulations, have regard to guidance given by the Welsh Ministers.

6.Regulations made under this section may make different provision for different cases or classes of cases, make provision generally or specifically, and may make such incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitional or saving provision as the Welsh Ministers think fit.

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