1996 No. 620
RATING AND VALUATION
The Central Rating Lists (Amendment) Regulations 1996
6th March 1996
Laid before Parliament
8th March 1996
Coming into force
31st March 1996
The Secretary of State for the Environment, as respects England, and the Secretary of State for Wales, as respects Wales, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 53, 140(4) and 143(1) of the Local Government Finance Act 1988(1), and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:
Citation, commencement and interpretation
1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Central Rating Lists (Amendment) Regulations 1996 and come into force on 31st March 1996.
(2) In these Regulations, “the 1994 Regulations” means the Central Rating Lists Regulations 1994(2).
Amendment to the 1994 Regulations
2.—(1) The 1994 Regulations are amended by the insertion in Section II of Part 2 of the Schedule of the entry—
“AGR & PWR Co. Limited Hereditaments (other than excepted hereditaments) wholly or mainly used for the purposes of the generation of electrical power from nuclear fuel, or for ancillary purposes”.
(2) With effect from 1st April 1996—
(a)the designated person in respect of the description of hereditaments prescribed by regulation 5 of the 1994 Regulations in relation to The Sutton District Water Plc shall be East Surrey Water plc;
(b)the designated person in respect of the description of hereditaments prescribed by regulation 5 of the 1994 Regulations in relation to North East Water plc shall be Northumbrian Water Ltd; and
(c)Part 6 (water supply hereditaments) of the Schedule to the 1994 Regulations shall be amended by the deletion in the column headed “designated person” under the heading “II. PROVISION IN THE CENTRAL RATING LIST FOR ENGLAND” of the entries “The Sutton District Water Plc” and “North East Water plc”.
Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for the Environment
Minister of State,
Department of the Environment
4th March 1996
Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
6th March 1996
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Central Rating Lists Regulations 1994 which, among other things, designate persons and prescribe in relation to such persons descriptions of hereditaments, with a view to securing the central rating en bloc of those hereditaments.
These Regulations, in consequence of changes taking place in the electricity industry on 31st March 1996, designate for England, AGR & PWR Co. Limited which will own certain electricity hereditaments from that date (regulation 2(1)).
These Regulations make changes to those 1994 Regulations to reflect the mergers of certain water undertakers (regulation 2(2)).
1988 c. 41; section 53 was amended by paragraph 29 of Schedule 5 to the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42) and section 143(2) was amended by paragraph 72(2) of Schedule 5 to that Act. See section 146(6) of the 1988 Act for the definition of “prescribed”.