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Disposals of Public Land and Property (Design Competitions) Bill


Disposals of Public Land and Property (Design Competitions) Bill

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A

Bill

To

enable the Secretary of State to require public bodies to hold design

competitions when drawing up planning briefs in respect of the disposal of

publicly-owned land and property. 

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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Disposal of land and design quality

(1)   

Section 123 of the Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70) (disposal of land by

principal councils) is amended as follows.

(2)   

In subsection (2) at the end, there is inserted “subject to subsection (2AA)

(3)   

After subsection (2A) there is inserted—

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“(2AA)   

In disposing of land under subsection (1), a council must satisfy itself

that the prospective purchaser has a plan for the land which will secure

a high quality design.

(2AB)   

The form of plans under subsection (2AA) shall be prescribed by

regulations made by the Secretary of State.

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(2AC)   

If the Secretary of State is not satisfied that a council has adequately

performed its duty under subsection (2AA), he may order it to hold a

design competition.

(2AD)   

The form of, and procedure for conducting, a design competition under

under subsection (2AC) shall be prescribed by regulations made by the

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Secretary of State.

(2AE)   

In exercising his powers under subsection (2AD) the Secretary of State

shall consult the principal council and the Commission for Architecture

and the Built Environment.”

 
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Disposals of Public Land and Property (Design Competitions) Bill

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Amendment of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act

1990

(1)   

The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (c. 9) is

amended as follows.

(2)   

In section 17 (power to impose conditions on grant of listed building consent),

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after subsection (3) (b) there is inserted—

“(c)   

where the building is publicly-owned, a design competition has

been held in respect of the redevelopment for which the

contract provides.”

(4)   

The form of, and procedure for conducting, a design competition under

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subsection (3)(c) shall be prescribed by regulations made by the

Secretary of State.

(5)   

In exercising his powers under subsection (4), the Secretary of State

shall consult the Commission for Architecture and the Built

Environment and the Commission.

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(6)   

In this section “the Commission” means—

(a)   

in relation to England, the Historical Buildings and Monuments

Commission for England; and

(b)   

in relation to Wales, the Royal Commission on Ancient and

Historical Monuments (Wales).”

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Money

There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament

(a)   

any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State by virtue of this Act, and

(b)   

any increase attributable to this Act in the sums payable out of money so

provided by virtue of any other enactment.

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Short title, commencement and extent

(1)   

This Act may be cited as the Disposals of Public Land and Property (Design

Competitions) Act 2004.

(2)   

This Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by

order appoint.

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(3)   

This Act extends to England and Wales only.

 

 

 
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