Search Legislation

Local Government Act 1985

 Help about what version

What Version

 Help about advanced features

Advanced Features

Changes to legislation:

There are currently no known outstanding effects for the Local Government Act 1985, Section 6. Help about Changes to Legislation

Close

Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. At the current time any known changes or effects made by subsequent legislation have been applied to the text of the legislation you are viewing by the editorial team. Please see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ for details regarding the timescales for which new effects are identified and recorded on this site.

6(1)For the purpose of ensuring that the exercise by a council in [F1Greater London or] a metropolitan county of the traffic powers specified below in relation to councils of its class does not have an adverse effect on traffic or any class of traffic or parking places or any class of parking place in any part of F1. . . that county, other than the area of that council, the Secretary of State may issue guidance as to the manner in which, in relation to roads [F2other than those for which he is the traffic authority]E+W

F3(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)the councils of metropolitan districts should exercise their powers to make, vary or revoke orders under or by virtue of sections 1, 9, 19, 32, 35, 37, 38, 45, 46, 49(2) and (4), 53, 83(2) and 84 of that Act.

(2)Before issuing any such guidance the Secretary of State shall consult—

(a)the chief officers of police for the areas to which the guidance relates; [F4and]

F4(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)F5. . . the council of a metropolitan district shall, before exercising any power specified in sub-paragraph (1)(b) above—

(a)have regard to any guidance issued to it under this paragraph;

(b)have regard to any direct effect which the proposed exercise would have on traffic or any class of traffic—

(i)on a [F6road for which the Secretary of State is the traffic authority]; or

(ii)on any other road in the area of another local authority;

(c)if the proposed exercise would have such an effect, consult the Secretary of State in the case of a [F7road for which he is the traffic authority], or the other local authority in the case of any other road; and

(d)comply with procedures prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State.

(4)Where the council of a F8. . . metropolitan district takes any action which, in the opinion of the Secretary of State—

(a)is contrary to any guidance issued to the council under this paragraph; and

(b)has or is likely to have an adverse effect on traffic or any class of traffic or parking places or any class of parking place in any part of F8. . . that county, other than the area of that council,

the Secretary of State may, after consulting the council, direct it to take such steps within a period specified by him as may be necessary to conform with that guidance.

(5)If, in the opinion of the Secretary of State, a council fails to comply with a direction under sub-paragraph (4) above, he may exercise any of its powers for the purpose of giving effect to the direction; and any expenses reasonably incurred by him in doing so shall be recoverable by him from the council [F9as a debt due to the Crown].

(6)Where, in the opinion of the Secretary of State—

(a)the council of a F10. . . metropolitan district fails to act in accordance with any guidance issued to it under this paragraph; and

(b)that failure has or is likely to have such an adverse effect as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (4)(b) above,

the Secretary of State, after consulting the council, may exercise any of its powers for the purpose of conforming with that guidance; and any expenses reasonably incurred by him in doing so (including any expenses reasonably incurred in maintaining any traffic signs placed, or in continuing or maintaining any works commenced, by virtue of this sub-paragraph) shall be recoverable by him from the council summarily as a civil debt.

F11(7). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F4Sch. 5 para. 6(2)(b) and the word “and” immediately preceding it repealed (3.7.2000) by 1999 c. 29, ss. 294(1)(c), 423, Sch. 34 Pt. VI (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2000/801, art. 2, Sch. Pt. III

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

You have chosen to open The Whole Act

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open The Whole Act as a PDF

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open the Whole Act

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open Schedules only

The Schedules you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

Timeline of Changes

This timeline shows the different points in time where a change occurred. The dates will coincide with the earliest date on which the change (e.g an insertion, a repeal or a substitution) that was applied came into force. The first date in the timeline will usually be the earliest date when the provision came into force. In some cases the first date is 01/02/1991 (or for Northern Ireland legislation 01/01/2006). This date is our basedate. No versions before this date are available. For further information see the Editorial Practice Guide and Glossary under Help.

Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources