The Non-Domestic Rating (Rural Areas and Rateable Value Limits) (Scotland) Order 1997

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Published: 1997-11-21

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 2827 (S. 180)

RATING AND VALUATION
The Non-Domestic Rating (Rural Areas and Rateable Value Limits) (Scotland) Order 1997

Made
21st November 1997

Laid before Parliament
28th November 1997

Coming into force
22nd December 1997

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by paragraphs 1(3)(c) and (5), 3(2)(b) and 4(2)(b) of Schedule 2 to the Local Government and Rating Act 1997(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Non-Domestic Rating (Rural Areas and Rateable Value Limits) (Scotland) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 22nd December 1997.

(2) In this Order–

“the Act” means the Local Government and Rating Act 1997;

“the Census Report” means the publication “1991 Census -Key Statistics for Localities in Scotland” (ISBN 0 11 495736 3) which was published by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office in 1995 and was laid before Parliament pursuant to section 4(1) of the Census Act 1920(2).

Designation of rural areas

2.—(1) There are designated as rural areas for the purposes of paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the Act (rural settlement list) each of the local authority areas specified in column 1 of the Schedule to this Order under exclusion of the localities specified in columns 2 and 3 of that Schedule opposite the name of the local authority area in question.

(2) The boundaries of the localities–

(a)specified in column 2 of the Schedule to this Order shall be the boundaries of those localities used for the purposes of the Census Report and referred to at paragraphs 4.1 to 4.18 of that publication;

(b)specified in column 3 of that Schedule shall be as notified by the Secretary of State no later than 19th December 1997 to the local authority within the area of which the locality in question lies.

Rateable value limits

3.—(1) £5,000 is the amount prescribed for the purposes of paragraph 3(2)(b) of Schedule 2 to the Act (mandatory rate relief – maximum rateable value).

(2) £10,000 is the amount prescribed for the purposes of paragraph 4(2)(b) of Schedule 2 to the Act (discretionary rate relief – maximum rateable value).

Malcolm Chisholm
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
Edinburgh
21st November 1997

Article 2

SCHEDULEDESIGNATED RURAL AREAS

Local authority area
Excluded localities

1
2
3

Aberdeenshire

Banchory

Banff

Boddam

Ellon

Fraserburgh

Huntly

Inverurie

Kemnay

Macduff

Peterhead

Portlethen

Stonehaven

Turiff

Westhill

Angus

Arbroath

Brechin

Carnoustie

Dundee

Forfar

Hillside

Kirriemuir

Montrose

Ferryden

Argyll and Bute

Ardrishaig

Campbeltown

Dunoon

Helensburgh

Lochgilphead

Oban

Port Bannatyne

Rhu and Shandon

Rothesay

Sandbank

East Ayrshire

Auchinleck

Bellsbank

Cumnock

Dalmellington and Burnton

Darvel

Galston

Hurlford and Crookedholm

Kilmarnock

Logan

Mauchline

New Cumnock

Newmilns

Stewarton

North Ayrshire

Ardrossan

Beith

Dalry

Dreghorn

Irvine

Kilbirnie

Kilwinning

Largs

Saltcoats

Springside

Stevenston

West Kilbride

South Ayrshire

Ayr

Girvan

Maybole

Prestwick

Troon

Clackmannanshire

Alloa

Alva

Clackmannan

Tillicoultry

Tullibody

Coalsnaughton

Dumfries and Galloway

Annan

Castle Douglas

Dalbeattie

Dumfries

Gretna

Kirkcudbright

Locharbriggs

Lockerbie

Newton Stewart

Stranraer

East Dunbartonshire

Bearsden

Bishopbriggs

Kirkintilloch

Lennoxtown

Lenzie

Milngavie

Milton of Campsie

Twechar

West Dunbartonshire

Alexandria

Bonhill

Clydebank

Dumbarton

Duntocher and Hardgate

Faifley

Milton

Old Kilpatrick

Renton

Falkirk

Banknock

Bo'ness

Bonnybridge

Carron

Denny

Dunipace

Falkirk

Grangemouth

Haggs

Polmont

Shieldhill

Stenhousemuir

California

Fife

Anstruther

Ballingry

Buckhaven

Burntisland

Cardenden

Cowdenbeath

Crossgates

Cupar

Dalgety Bay

Dunfermline

East Wemyss

Glenrothes

High Valleyfield

Inverkeithing

Kelty

Kennoway

Kincardine

Kirkcaldy

Leslie

Leuchars

Leven

Lochgelly

Lundin Links

Markinch

Newport-On-Tay

North Queensferry

Oakley

Pittenweem

St Andrews

St Monans

Tayport

Thornton

Windygates

Coaltown of Balgonie

Guardbridge

Springfield

Stratheden

Highland

Alness

Balloch

Culloden

Dingwall

Fort William

Invergordon

Inverness

Nairn

Smithton

Tain

Thurso

Westhill

Wick

Inverclyde

Gourock

Greenock

Kilmacolm

Port Glasgow

North Lanarkshire

Airdrie

Bargeddie

Bellshill

Calderbank

Carfin

Chapelhall

Chryston

Cleland

Coatbridge

Croy

Cumbernauld

Glenmavis

Gowkthrapple

Holytown

Kilsyth

Moodiesburn

Motherwell

Muirhead

Newarthill

Newmains

New Stevenston

Overtown

Plains

Shotts

Stepps

Viewpark

Wishaw

Gartcosh

Queenzieburn

South Lanarkshire

Ashgill

Blantyre

Bothwell

Carluke

East Kilbride

Glasgow

Hamilton

Kirkmuirhill and Blackwood

Lanark

Larkhall

Lesmahagow

Stonehouse

Strathaven

Uddingston

Kirkfieldbank

East Lothian

Cockenzie

Dunbar

Haddington

Musselburgh

North Berwick

Prestonpans

Tranent

Midlothian

Bilston

Bonnyrigg

Dalkeith

Gorebridge

Loanhead

Mayfield

Penicuik

West Lothian

Armadale

Bathgate

Blackburn

Broxburn

Dechmont

East Calder

Fauldhouse

Linlithgow

Livingston

Polbeth

West Calder

Whitburn

Murieston

Seafield

Moray

Buckie

Elgin

Forres

Keith

Lossiemouth

Findhorn

Portgordon

Orkney Islands
Kirkwall

Perth and Kinross

Auchterarder

Blairgowrie

Crieff

Kinross

Milnathort

New Scone

Perth

East Renfrewshire

Barrhead

Busby

Clarkston

Eaglesham

Giffnock

Neilston

Newton Mearns

Renfrewshire

Bishopton

Bridge of Weir

Elderslie

Erskine

Houston

Inchinnan

Johnstone

Kilbarchan

Linwood

Paisley

Renfrew

Brookfield

Scottish Borders

Eyemouth

Galashiels

Hawick

Jedburgh

Kelso

Peebles

Selkirk

Shetland Islands

Lerwick

Scalloway

Stirling

Bannockburn

Bridge of Allan

Dunblane

Stirling

Western Isles

Laxdale

Stornoway

Coll

Sandwick

Tong

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
Schedule 2 to the Local Government and Rating Act 1997 makes provision for mandatory relief from non-domestic rates for certain general stores and post offices, and discretionary relief for property used for purposes beneficial to the local community, in settlements of less than 3,000 people in areas of Scotland designated as rural areas by the Secretary of State.
Article 2 of this Order designates for the purposes of these provisions the local authority areas specified in column 1 of the Schedule to the Order, under exclusion of the localities specified in columns 2 and 3 of that Schedule. The boundaries of the localities specified in column 2 are those used for the purposes of the publication “1991 Census -Key Statistics for Localities in Scotland”, copies of which may be purchased from Stationery Office Bookshops. The boundaries of the localities specified in column 3 will be as notified by the Secretary of State to the local authorities in question no later than 19th December 1997.
Article 3 prescribes maxima of rateable value, above which property will not be eligible for the relief. £5,000 is prescribed in relation to mandatory relief, and £10,000 in relation to discretionary relief.


(1)
1997 c. 29.

(2)
1920 c. 41.
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