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Joint Planning Committee For Greater London

Volume 82: debated on Monday 8 July 1985

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" .—(1) The local planning authorities in Greater London shall not later than the abolition date establish a joint committee to discharge the functions mentioned in subsection (2) below.

(2) The joint committee shall—

  • (a) consider and advise those authorities on matters of common interest relating to the planning and development of Greater London;
  • (b) inform the Secretary of State of the views of those authorities concerning such matters including any such matters as to which he has requested their advice;
  • (c) inform the local planning authorities for areas in the vicinity of Greater London, or any body on which those authorities and the local planning authorities in Greater London are represented, of the views of the local planning authorities in Greater London concerning any matters of common interest relating to the planning and development of Greater London and those areas;
  • and the committee may, if it thinks fit, contribute towards the expenses of any such body as is mentioned in paragraph (c) above.

    (3) The expenses of the joint committee which have been incurred with the approval of at least two-thirds of the local planning authorities in Greater London shall be defrayed by those authorities in such proportions as they may decide or, in default of a decision by them, as the Secretary of State may determine.

    (4) In this section references to the local planning authorities in Greater London are to the authorities which are the local planning authorities in Greater London for the purposes of Part II of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 or section 4 above.".

    Amendments thereto:

    (a), in line 4, at end insert

    'and the local planning authorities which the councils of districts (in this section referred to as "district planning authorities") in each metropolitan county shall not later than that date establish a joint committee to discharge those functions.'.

    (b), in line 8, at end insert 'or that county'.

    (c), in line 12, after '(c)' insert

    'in the case of Greater London'.

    (d), in line 18, at end insert—

    '(d) in the case of a metropolitan county inform the local planning authorities for areas in the vicinity of the county or any body on which those authorities and the district planning authorities in the county are represented of the views of the district planning authorities in the county concerning any matters of common interest relating to the planning and development of the county and those areas;'.

    (e), in line 18, at end insert—

    '(d) issue guidance to local planning authorities in Greater London for the purposes of paragraph 2(4)(a) of Schedule I to this Act.'.

    ,(f) in line 19, leave out 'paragraph (c) above' and insert 'pagagraph (c) or (d) above, as the case may be'.

    (g), in line 22, after 'Greater London', insert

    'or of the district planning authorities in a metropolitan county'.

    (h), in line 30, at end insert

    'and references to district planning authorities are to the authorities which are local planning authorities for metropolitan districts for the purposes of that Part of that Act or section 4 above.'.

    (i), in page 75, line 27, leave out 'Secretary of State', and insert

    'joint committee established by section (Joint Planning Committee for Greater London) of this Act'.

    Lords amendment No. 4, before clause 7, insert the following new clause—