The Housing (Right to Acquire) (Discount) Order 1997

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Published: 1997-03-05

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 626

HOUSING, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Housing (Right to Acquire) (Discount) Order 1997

Made
5th March 1997

Laid before Parliament
7th March 1997

Coming into force
1st April 1997

The Secretary of State for the Environment, as respects England, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 17 of the Housing Act 1996(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 Housing (Right to Acquire) (Discount) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 1st April 1997.

(2) In this Order “area” means a “local government area” as defined by section 270 of the Local Government Act 1972(2).

Amounts of Discount

2.  The following amounts of discount are specified for the purpose of section 17(1)(a) of the Housing Act 1996 (the right to acquire)—

(a)£16,000 where a dwelling is in one of the areas specified in Schedule 1 to this Order;

(b)£13,500 where a dwelling is in one of the areas specified in Schedule 2 to this Order;

(c)£11,000 where a dwelling is in one of the areas specified in Schedule 3 to this Order;

(d)£10,000 where a dwelling is in one of the areas specified in Schedule 4 to this Order; and

(e)£9,000 where a dwelling is in one of the areas specified in Schedule 5 to this Order.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

David Curry
Minister of State,
Department of the Environment.
5th March 1997

Article 2(a)

SCHEDULE 1DISCOUNT OF £16,000

PART IGREATER LONDON


Barnet,

Brent,

Camden,

City of London,

Ealing,

Hackney,

Hammersmith & Fulham,

Haringey,

Harrow,

Hillingdon,

Hounslow,

Islington,

Kensington & Chelsea,

Kingston upon Thames,

Lambeth,

Merton,

Richmond upon Thames,

Southwark,

Tower Hamlets,

Wandsworth,

Westminster.

PART IICORNWALL AND THE ISLES OF SCILLY

The Isles of Scilly.

Article 2(b)

SCHEDULE 2DISCOUNT OF £13,500

PART IGREATER LONDON


Barking & Dagenham,

Bexley,

Bromley,

Croydon,

Enfield,

Greenwich,

Havering,

Lewisham,

Newham,

Redbridge,

Sutton,

Waltham Forest.

PART IIBERKSHIRE


Bracknell Forest,

Slough,

Windsor & Maidenhead,

Wokingham.

PART IIIBUCKINGHAMSHIRE


Chiltern,

South Buckinghamshire.

PART IVCAMBRIDGESHIRE

Cambridge.

PART VESSEX


Brentwood,

Epping Forest,

Harlow.

PART VIHAMPSHIRE


Hart,

Rushmoor.

PART VIIHERTFORDSHIRE


Broxbourne,

Dacorum,

East Hertfordshire,

Hertsmere,

St Albans,

Stevenage,

Three Rivers,

Watford,

Welwyn Hatfield.

PART VIIIKENT


Sevenoaks,

Tonbridge & Malling.

PART IXOXFORDSHIRE

Oxford.

PART XSURREY


Elmbridge,

Epsom & Ewell,

Guildford,

Mole Valley,

Reigate & Banstead,

Runnymede,

Spelthorne,

Surrey Heath,

Tandridge,

Waverley,

Woking.

Article 2(c)

SCHEDULE 3DISCOUNT OF £11,000

PART IBEDFORDSHIRE


Mid Bedfordshire,

South Bedfordshire.

PART IIBERKSHIRE


Newbury,

Reading.

PART IIIBUCKINGHAMSHIRE


Aylesbury Vale,

Wycombe.

PART IVCAMBRIDGESHIRE

South Cambridgeshire.

PART VDORSET


Christchurch,

East Dorset,

Purbeck,

West Dorset,

Weymouth & Portland.

PART VIEAST SUSSEX


Eastbourne,

Lewes,

Wealden.

PART VIIESSEX(3)


Basildon,

Castle Point,

Chelmsford,

Maldon,

Rochford,

Southend-on-Sea,

Thurrock,

Uttlesford.

PART VIIIGLOUCESTERSHIRE


Cheltenham,

Cotswold.

PART IXHAMPSHIRE


Basingstoke & Deane,

East Hampshire,

New Forest,

Test Valley,

Winchester.

PART XHERTFORDSHIRE

North Hertfordshire.

PART XIKENT(4)


Ashford,

Canterbury,

Dartford,

Dover,

Gravesham,

Maidstone,

Rochester upon Medway,

Tunbridge Wells.

PART XIIOXFORDSHIRE


South Oxfordshire,

West Oxfordshire,

Vale of White Horse.

PART XIIIWARWICKSHIRE


Stratford-upon-Avon,

Warwick.

PART XIVWEST MIDLANDS

Solihull.

PART XVWEST SUSSEX


Adur,

Arun,

Chichester,

Crawley,

Horsham,

Mid Sussex,

Worthing.

PART XVIWILTSHIRE

Salisbury.

PART XVIIOTHER AREAS(5)


Bath & North East Somerset,

Brighton & Hove,

Luton,

Poole.

Article 2(d)

SCHEDULE 4DISCOUNT OF £10,000

PART IBEDFORDSHIRE

North Bedfordshire.

PART IICAMBRIDGESHIRE(6)


East Cambridgeshire,

Huntingdonshire,

Peterborough.

PART IIICHESHIRE(7)


Chester,

Congleton,

Crewe & Nantwich,

Ellesmere Port and Neston,

Halton,

Macclesfield,

Vale Royal,

Warrington.

PART IVCORNWALL & THE ISLES OF SCILLY


Carrick,

Penwith.

PART VCUMBRIA


Allerdale,

Barrow-in-Furness,

Carlisle,

Copeland,

Eden,

South Lakeland.

PART VIDERBYSHIRE


Chesterfield,

Derbyshire Dales,

High Peak,

North East Derbyshire.

PART VIIDEVON(8)


East Devon,

Exeter,

Mid Devon,

North Devon,

Plymouth,

South Hams,

Teignbridge,

Torbay,

West Devon.

PART VIIIDORSET

North Dorset.

PART IXDURHAM


Durham,

Easington.

PART XEAST SUSSEX


Hastings,

Rother.

PART XIESSEX


Braintree,

Colchester,

Tendring.

PART XIIGLOUCESTERSHIRE


Forest of Dean,

Gloucester,

Stroud,

Tewkesbury.

PART XIIIGREATER MANCHESTER


Bolton,

Bury,

Manchester,

Salford,

Stockport,

Tameside,

Trafford,

Wigan.

PART XIVHAMPSHIRE


Eastleigh,

Fareham,

Gosport,

Havant.

PART XVHEREFORD & WORCESTER(9)


Bromsgrove,

Hereford,

Leominster,

Malvern Hills,

Redditch,

South Herefordshire,

Worcester,

Wychavon,

Wyre Forest.

PART XVIKENT(10)


Gillingham,

Shepway,

Swale,

Thanet.

PART XVIILANCASHIRE(11)


Blackburn,

Blackpool,

Burnley,

Chorley,

Fylde,

Hyndburn,

Lancaster,

Pendle,

Preston,

Ribble Valley,

Rossendale,

South Ribble,

West Lancashire,

Wyre.

PART XVIIILEICESTERSHIRE


Blaby,

Harborough,

Oadby & Wigston.

PART XIXMERSEYSIDE


Knowsley,

Liverpool,

Sefton,

St Helens,

Wirral.

PART XXNORFOLK


Broadland,

Norwich.

PART XXINORTH YORKSHIRE


Craven,

Hambleton,

Harrogate,

Richmondshire,

Ryedale,

Scarborough,

Selby.

PART XXIINORTHAMPTONSHIRE


Corby,

Daventry,

East Northamptonshire,

Kettering,

Northampton,

South Northamptonshire,

Wellingborough.

PART XXIIINORTHUMBERLAND


Alnwick,

Berwick-upon-Tweed,

Blyth Valley,

Castle Morpeth,

Tynedale,

Wansbeck.

PART XXIVOXFORDSHIRE

Cherwell.

PART XXVSHROPSHIRE(12)


Bridgnorth,

Oswestry,

Shrewsbury and Atcham,

South Shropshire,

The Wrekin.

PART XXVISOMERSET


Mendip,

Sedgemoor,

South Somerset,

Taunton Deane,

West Somerset.

PART XXVIISOUTH YORKSHIRE


Doncaster,

Sheffield.

PART XXVIIISTAFFORDSHIRE


Cannock Chase,

East Staffordshire,

Lichfield,

South Staffordshire,

Stafford,

Staffordshire Moorlands,

Tamworth.

PART XXIXSUFFOLK


Ipswich,

St Edmundsbury,

Suffolk Coastal.

PART XXXTYNE AND WEAR


Gateshead,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

North Tyneside,

South Tyneside,

Sunderland.

PART XXXIWARWICKSHIRE


North Warwickshire,

Rugby.

PART XXXIIWEST MIDLANDS


Birmingham,

Coventry,

Dudley,

Sandwell,

Walsall,

Wolverhampton.

PART XXXIIIWEST YORKSHIRE


Bradford,

Leeds,

Wakefield.

PART XXXIVWILTSHIRE


Kennet,

North Wiltshire,

West Wiltshire.

PART XXXVOTHER AREAS(13)


Bristol,

Leicester,

Darlington,

East Riding of Yorkshire,

Hartlepool,

Isle of Wight,

Kingston upon Hull,

Middlesborough,

Milton Keynes,

North Somerset,

Portsmouth,

Redcar & Cleveland,

Rutland,

South Gloucestershire,

Southampton,

Stoke-on-Trent,

Thamesdown,

York.

Article 2(e)

SCHEDULE 5DISCOUNT OF £9,000

PART ICAMBRIDGESHIRE

Fenland.

PART IICORNWALL AND THE ISLES OF SCILLY


Caradon,

Kerrier,

North Cornwall,

Restormel.

PART IIIDERBYSHIRE


Amber Valley,

Bolsover,

Erewash,

South Derbyshire.

PART IVDEVON

Torridge.

PART VDURHAM


Chester-le-Street,

Derwentside,

Sedgefield,

Teesdale,

Wear Valley.

PART VIGREATER MANCHESTER


Oldham,

Rochdale.

PART VIILEICESTERSHIRE


Charnwood,

Hinckley and Bosworth,

Melton,

North West Leicestershire.

PART VIIILINCOLNSHIRE


Boston,

East Lindsey,

Lincoln,

North Kesteven,

South Holland,

South Kesteven,

West Lindsey.

PART IXNORFOLK


Breckland,

Great Yarmouth,

King’s Lynn and West Norfolk,

North Norfolk,

South Norfolk.

PART XNOTTINGHAMSHIRE(14)


Ashfield,

Bassetlaw,

Broxtowe,

Gedling,

Mansfield,

Newark and Sherwood,

Nottingham,

Rushcliffe.

PART XISHROPSHIRE

North Shropshire.

PART XIISOUTH YORKSHIRE


Barnsley,

Rotherham.

PART XIIISTAFFORDSHIRE

Newcastle-under-Lyme.

PART XIVSUFFOLK


Babergh,

Forest Heath,

Mid Suffolk,

Waveney.

PART XVWARWICKSHIRE

Nuneaton and Bedworth.

PART XVIWEST YORKSHIRE


Calderdale,

Kirklees.

PART XVIIOTHER AREAS(15)


Derby,

North Lincolnshire,

North East Lincolnshire,

Stockton-on-Tees.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order specifies the amount of discount for the purposes of section 17 of the Housing Act 1996 (the right to acquire). Tenants of registered social landlords who have a right to acquire their homes under sections 16 and 17 of the 1996 Act will be able to do so with a discount from the purchase price. The amount of the discount will vary according to the area in which the dwelling is situated.


(1)
1996 c. 52.

(2)
1972 c. 19.

(3)
See S.I. 1996/1875. Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock will cease to form part of Essex on 1st April 1998 and will become counties.

(4)
See S.I. 1996/1876. Rochester upon Medway will cease to form part of Kent on 1st April 1998 and will become comprised in the new county of Medway Towns.

(5)
All these areas are affected by structural and boundary change orders made under section 17 of the Local Government Act 1992. See S.I. 1995/493, 1995/1770, 1995/1776, 1995/1771.

(6)
See S.I. 1996/1878. Peterborough will cease to form part of Cam bridgeshire on 1st April 1998 and will become a county.

(7)
See S.I. 1996/1863. Halton and Warrington will cease to form part of Cheshire on 1st April 1998 and will become a county.

(8)
See S.I. 1996/1865. Plymouth and Torbay will cease to form part of Devon on 1st April 1998 and will become counties.

(9)
See S.I. 1996/1867. The county of Hereford and Worcester and the districts of Hereford, Leominster, Malvern Hills and South Herefordshire will be abolished on 1st April 1998 and replaced by the new county of Worcestershire (comprising the existing districts of Bromsgrove, Redditch, Worcester, Wychavon and Wyre Forest and a new district of Malvern Hills) and the new county and district of Herefordshire.

(10)
See S.I. 1996/1876. Gillingham will cease to form part of Kent on 1st April 1998 and will become comprised in the new county of Medway Towns.

(11)
See S.I. 1996/1868. Blackburn and Blackpool will cease to form part of Lancashire on 1st April 1998 and will become counties.

(12)
See S.I. 1996/1866. The Wrekin will cease to form part of Shropshire on 1st April 1998 and will become a county.

(13)
All these areas are affected by structural and boundary change orders made under section 17 of the Local Government Act 1992. See S.I. 1995/493, 1996/507, 1995/1772, 1995/600, 1995/1747, 1994/1210, 1995/1769, 1995/1775, 1995/1779, 1995/1774, 1995/610.

(14)
See S.I. 1996/1877. Nottingham will cease to form part of Notting hamshire on 1st April 1998 and will become a county.

(15)
All these areas are affected by structural and boundary change orders made under section 17 of the Local Government Act 1992. See S.I. 1995/1773, 1995/600, 1995/1747.
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