2019 No. (W. )

ACQUISITION OF LAND, WALES

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING, WALES

The Town and Country Planning (Blight Provisions) (Wales) Order 2019

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

The blight notice provisions in sections 149 to 171 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (“the Act”) enable persons holding certain interests in categories of land (including land affected by certain planning and highway proposals) to require the appropriate authority to acquire their interest in the land. The categories of land are specified in Schedule 13 to the Act.

One of the interests in land in Wales which qualifies for protection is an interest of an owner-occupier of a hereditament where the annual value of the hereditament does not exceed such amount as may be prescribed by the Welsh Ministers. “Hereditament” means a relevant hereditament within the meaning of section 64(4)(a) to (c) of the Local Government Finance Act 1988.

This Order increases the annual value limit from £34,800 to £36,000 in relation to Wales.

The Town and Country Planning (Blight Provisions) (Wales) Order 2011 is revoked.

An impact assessment has been prepared in relation to this Order. Copies are available from the Welsh Government at Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ.


 

2019 No. (W. )

Acquisition of Land, Wales

town and country planning, Wales

The Town and Country Planning (Blight Provisions) (Wales) Order 2019

Made                                       11 June 2019

Laid before the National Assembly for Wales 13 June 2019

Coming into force                        5 July 2019

The Welsh Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by sections 149(3)(a) and 333(7) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990([1]), and now vested in them([2]) make the following Order:

Title, commencement and application

1.(1)(1) The title of this Order is the Town and Country Planning (Blight Provisions) (Wales) Order 2019 and it comes into force on 5 July 2019.

(2) This Order applies in relation to Wales.

Limit of annual value

2. The amount prescribed for the purposes of section 149(3)(a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 is £36,000.

Revocation

3. The Town and Country Planning (Blight Provisions) (Wales) Order 2011([3]) is revoked.

 

Julie James

Minister for Housing and Local Government, one of the Welsh Ministers

11 June 2019



([1])           1990 c. 8.

([2])           The powers of the Secretary of State were transferred to the National Assembly for Wales by the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/672).  By virtue of section 162 of, and paragraph 30 of Schedule 11 to, the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c. 32), functions of the National Assembly for Wales were transferred to the Welsh Ministers.

([3])           S.I. 2011/435 (W. 63).