The Local Government Changes for England (Valuation Tribunals) Regulations 1997

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Published: 1997-12-11

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 2954

COMMUNITY CHARGES, ENGLAND AND WALES
COUNCIL TAX, ENGLAND AND WALES
RATING AND VALUATION
The Local Government Changes for England (Valuation Tribunals) Regulations 1997

Made
11th December 1997

Laid before Parliament
18th December 1997

Coming into force

for the purposes of paragraphs (2) to (5) of regulation 3
8th January 1998

for all other purposes
1st April 1998

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 140(4), 143(1) and (2) of, and paragraphs 1 and 5 of Schedule 11 to the Local Government Finance Act 1988(1), and sections 19(1) and 26(3) of the Local Government Act 1992(2), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Local Government Changes for England (Valuation Tribunals) Regulations 1997 and shall come into force—

(a)for the purposes of paragraphs (2) to (5) of regulation 3, on 8th January 1998, and

(b)for all other purposes on 1st April 1998.

Amendment of the principal regulations

2.—(1) The Valuation and Community Charge Tribunals Regulations 1989(3) (“the principal regulations”) are amended as follows.

(2) For regulation 3(4) there is substituted—

“Establishment of tribunals

3.  There shall continue to be a valuation tribunal for each of the areas ascertained in accordance with column 2 of Schedule 1; and each tribunal shall be known by the name ascertained in accordance with column 1 with the addition of the words “Valuation Tribunal”.”

(3) For Schedule 1 to the principal regulations there is substituted Schedule 1 to these Regulations.

Transitional provision

3.—(1) Each member of a tribunal mentioned in column 1 of Schedule 2 holding office as such at the end of 31st March 1998 shall continue to hold such office until it terminates in accordance with regulation 6(2) of the principal regulations(5).

(2) Paragraph (3) applies to any vacancy in the membership of a tribunal mentioned in column 1 of Schedule 2—

(a)created by an increase effective on 1st April 1998 in the number of its members;

(b)existing on that date by reason of the failure of an appointing body to make an appointment before that date, or

(c)occurring on or after that date.

(3) Notwithstanding regulation 4(5) of the principal regulations(6), a vacancy to which this paragraph applies shall be filled by the body or bodies mentioned in relation to the tribunal in column 2 of Schedule 2.

(4) Where one body is so mentioned in relation to a tribunal, it shall fill all vacancies to which paragraph (3) applies until the number of vacancies so specified in column 3 of Schedule 2 has been filled in pursuance of this regulation.

(5) Where more than one body is so mentioned, each shall, in the order in which it is mentioned, fill the number of vacancies to which paragraph (3) applies until the number mentioned in column 3 of Schedule 2 in relation to each such body has been filled, and so on in rotation, until each such body has appointed the full number of members of the tribunal which it is entitled to appoint under regulation 4 of the principal regulations.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State.

Hilary Armstrong
Minister of State,
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
11th December 1997

Regulation 2(3)

SCHEDULE 1TRIBUNAL MEMBERSHIP

1
2
3
4

Name of tribunal
Area of jurisdiction
Appointing body or bodies
Numbers

The name of the county

Each of the following:

Cornwall, Cumbria, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, Warwickshire, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight

Merseyside, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear and West Yorkshire

The council of the county

The councils of the districts in the county

Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire and Luton

Bedfordshire County Council

Luton Borough Council

2

1

Berkshire
Berkshire

Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Newbury District Council(7)

Reading Borough Council

Slough Borough Council

Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council

Wokingham District Council

1

2

2

2

2

1

Birmingham
The City of Birmingham
Birmingham City Council

Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes

Buckinghamshire County Council

Milton Keynes Borough Council

3

1

Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Cambridgeshire County Council

Peterborough City Council

3

1

Central London
The City of London, the City of Westminster, the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple
Westminster City Council and the Common Council

Cheshire
Cheshire, Halton and Warrington

Cheshire County Council

Halton Borough Council

Warrington Borough Council

7

1

2

Coventry and Solihull
Coventry and Solihull
Coventry City Council and Solihull Borough Council

Derbyshire
Derbyshire and Derby

Derbyshire County Council

Derby City Council

7

2

Devon
Devon, Plymouth and Torbay

Devon County Council

Plymouth City Council

Torbay Borough Council

5

1

1

Dorset
Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole

Dorset County Council

Bournemouth Borough Council

Poole Borough Council

6

3

2

Durham
Durham and Darlington

Durham County Council

Darlington Borough Council

5

1

East Sussex
East Sussex and Brighton and Hove

East Sussex County Council

Brighton and Hove District Council

2

1

East Yorkshire
The East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston-upon-Hull, Selby and York

North Yorkshire County Council

East Riding District Council

Kingston-upon-Hull City Council

York City Council

1

3

2

1

Essex North
Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon, Tendring and Uttlesford
Essex County Council

Essex South
Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Epping Forest, Harlow, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock

Essex County Council

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Thurrock Borough Council

9

4

2

Hampshire North
Basingstoke and Deane, East Hampshire, Hart, Rushmoor, Test Valley and Winchester
Hampshire County Council

Hampshire South
Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, New Forest, Portsmouth and Southampton

Hampshire County Council

Portsmouth City Council

Southampton City Council

5

1

1

Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Worcestershire County Council

County of Herefordshire District Council

3

1

Isles of Scilly
The Isles of Scilly
The Council of the Isles of Scilly

Kent
Kent and the Medway Towns

Kent County Council

The Medway Towns District Council

8

1

Lancashire
Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool

Lancashire County Council

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Blackpool Borough Council

15

2

3

Leicestershire
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

Leicestershire County Council

Leicester City Council

Rutland District Council

14

10

1

Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire County Council

North East Lincolnshire District Council

North Lincolnshire District Council

4

1

1

London North East
Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Islington, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest
The councils of the boroughs in the area

London North West
Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow and Hillingdon
The councils of the boroughs in the area

London South East
Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark
The councils of the boroughs in the area

London South West
Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston-upon-Thames, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth
The councils of the boroughs in the area

Manchester North
Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Tameside, Rochdale and Wigan

Manchester South
Manchester, Salford, Stockport and Trafford
The councils of the districts in the area
The councils of the districts in the area

North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire other than Selby and York
North Yorkshire County Council

Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire and Nottingham

Nottinghamshire County Council

Nottingham City Council

2

1

Severnside
Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
The councils of the districts in the area

Shropshire
Shropshire and The Wrekin

Shropshire County Council

The Wrekin District Council

3

1

Staffordshire
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

Staffordshire County Council

Stoke-on-Trent City Council

3

1

Teesside
Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees
The councils of the districts in the area

West Midlands West
Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton
The councils of the districts in the area

Wiltshire
Wiltshire and Swindon

Wiltshire County Council

Swindon Borough Council

5

2

Regulation 3

SCHEDULE 2TRANSITIONAL VACANCIES

Tribunal
Appointing bodies
Number of vacancies

Berkshire

Reading Borough Council

Slough Borough Council

Newbury District Council

Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council

Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Wokingham District Council

3

3

3

3

3

3

Cambridgeshire
Peterborough City Council
12

Cheshire

Warrington Borough Council

Halton Borough Council

2

1

Devon

Plymouth City Council

Torbay Borough Council

2

2

Essex South

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Thurrock Borough Council

2

1

Herefordshire and Worcestershire
County of Herefordshire District Council
8

Kent
The Medway Towns District Council
5

Lancashire

Blackpool Borough Council

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

3

2

Nottinghamshire
Nottingham City Council
18

Shropshire
The Wrekin District Council
9

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
Under Part II of the Local Government Act 1992, where recommendations for changes to local government in England are made by the Local Government Commission, the Secretary of State may make an order (a “reorganisation order”).
The Regulations make amendments to the arrangements for valuation tribunals in areas where local authorities are affected by structural changes made by reorganisation orders which take effect from 1st April 1998. The Regulations amend the Valuation and Community Charges Tribunals Regulations 1989, which established valuation tribunals.
Regulation 2 makes new provision for appointments to the Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Devon, Essex South, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Kent, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire and Shropshire Valuation Tribunals.
Regulation 3 makes transitional provision for the filling of vacancies in the membership of these tribunals.


(1)
1988 c. 41.

(2)
1992 c. 19.

(3)
S.I. 1989/439, amended by S.I. 1991/1, S.I. 1993/292, S.I. 1995/363, S.I. 1995/624, S.I. 1995/3056, S.I. 1996/43 and S.I. 1997/75 (which substitutes the Schedule superseded by this regulation). Valuation and community charge tribunals were renamed valuation tribunals by section 15(1) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14).

(4)
Amended by S.I. 1993/292.

(5)
Regulation 6(2) is amended by S.I. 1995/363 and S.I. 1997/75.

(6)
Regulation 4 is substituted by S.I. 1997/75.

(7)
The district of Newbury is re-named the district of West Berkshire with effect from 1st April 1998.
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