The Inverclyde (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1998

Link to law: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1998/3074/made/data.htm?wrap=true
Published: 1998-11-25

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 3074 (S. 179)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, SCOTLAND
The Inverclyde (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1998

Made
25th November 1998

Coming into force
1st January 1999

Whereas under section 17(1) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(1), as read with Schedule 5 to that Act(2), the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland on 28th May 1998 submitted to the Secretary of State a report on a review together with its proposals for the future electoral arrangements for the area of Inverclyde Council;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 17(2) and 233(3) of, and Schedule 5 to, the said Act and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, the Secretary of State hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Inverclyde (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1998 and shall come into force on 1st January 1999.

Interpretation

2.  In the Schedule to this Order–

(a)a reference to–

(i)an electoral ward is a reference to that electoral ward as constituted in this Order; and

(ii)a road, footpath, railway line, river, burn or canal shall, where the context so admits, be construed as a reference to the centre line of the feature concerned; and

(b)the following abbreviations are used:–

“EW” for electoral ward;

“NG Ref” for National Grid Reference as published on Ordnance Survey Maps.

Electoral arrangements

3.  The area of Inverclyde Council shall be divided into 20 wards, having the contents and boundaries set forth in the Schedule to this Order.

Henry B McLeish
Minister of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
Edinburgh
25th November 1998

Article 3
SCHEDULE

ELECTORAL WARDS

Ward 1

Commencing at NG Ref NS 3708 7455 at the northeastern corner of Inverclyde Council Area on the River Clyde; then generally southeastward and southwestward along the eastern boundary of Inverclyde Council Area; then westward and northwestward along the southern boundary of Inverclyde Council Area to NG Ref NS 2502 6860; then northeastward along the Harestone Burn and its continuation as the Gryfe Burn to the Gryfe Reservoir No. 1; then northwestward along the southern and western shores to the northern shore of the said reservoir; then generally eastward along the northern boundary of the said reservoir to the confluence with the unnamed burn at NG Ref NS 2865 7192; then generally northeastward and northwestward along the line of the said unnamed burn to the line of a field boundary at NG Ref NS 2876 7244; then generally northeastward along the line of the said field boundaries to a point on the track leading to Leven Road at NG Ref NS 2881 7302; then generally northward along the said track to NG Ref NS 2878 7425; then westward and northward along the line of field boundaries to NG Ref NS 2827 7441; then running in a straight line eastward to NG Ref NS 2886 7438; then running southeast to NG Ref 2894 7425; then running southeastward to NG Ref NS 2897 7422; then turning and running generally northeastward to NG Ref NS 2935 7427; then running eastward to NG Ref NS 2970 7427; then turning and running northwards to a point on the south side of Auchmountain Road at NG Ref NS 2970 7432; then northwestward to NG Ref 2968 7434; then turning and following the centre line of Auchmountain Road to NG Ref NS 3070 7396; then turning and running generally northeastward in a straight line to a point at Wallace’s Loop at NG Ref 3091 7400; then generally southward along the Devol Burn to and generally southward along the eastern shore of Knocknairshill Reservoir to NG Ref NS 3082 7316; then due east to and generally southward and eastward along the western and southern shore of Harelaw Reservoir to a point opposite a field boundary at NG Ref NS 3111 7314; then southward to and generally eastward and then southeastward along the said field boundaries to Devol Road at NG Ref NS 3201 7222; then northeastward along the said road to a field boundary at NG Ref NS 3219 7259; then northeastward along the said field boundary to NG Ref NS 3304 7330; then southeastward by field boundaries to and generally southward along Montrose Avenue and Crosshill Road to a field boundary at NG Ref NS 3352 7243; then northeastward along the said field boundary, crossing Auchenbothie Road, and continuing northeastward along the southern curtilages of properties in Slaemuir to the southern boundary of Slaemuir Primary School; then generally northeastward along the said boundary and the southern boundary of Port Glasgow High School to the A761 (Kilmacolm Road); then generally northeastward by a field boundary to and generally northeastward along the southeastern curtilages of properties in Park Farm to NG Ref NS 3500 7308; then eastward, northwestward, southeastward and generally northward, southeastward and northeastward by field boundaries, passing to the north of Midhill Plantation, to a track at NG Ref NS 3564 7340; then northward along the said track to and southeastward along Old Greenock Road to NG Ref NS 3573 7345; then eastward in a straight line to and northwestward by field boundaries and a drain, crossing the A8 (T) Road, the Glasgow to Gourock Railway and Parklea Playing fields to the southern shore of the River Clyde; then due north in a straight line to the northern boundary of Inverclyde Council Area and finally running northeastward and then southeastward along the northern boundary of the said Area to the point of commencement.

Ward 2

Commencing at NG Ref NS 3538 7452 on the northern boundary of Inverclyde Council Area and then running generally southward and southwestward along the boundary of EW1 to the A761 (Kilmacolm Road) at NG Ref 3440 7270; then northwestward along the said road to a point in line with the southern boundary of Saint Stephen’s RC High School; then eastward to and eastward, northeastward, northwestward and northward along the southern, eastern and northern boundaries of the said school to Southfield Avenue; then northeastward along the said avenue to and generally northwestward and southward along Northfield Avenue to and southwestward along the unnamed road leading to the A761 Road at Boglestone Roundabout; then northwestward on the roundabout for a short distance to Kilmacolm Road; then northwestwards along the said road to its junction with High Carnegie Road; then generally eastward along High Carnegie Road to its junction with Heggies Avenue; then northeastward along the said avenue to its junction with Glasgow Road; then southeastward along the said road to NG Ref NS 3431 7403; then due north in a straight line to the northern boundary of Inverclyde Council Area; then generally eastward along the said Area boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 3

Commencing at the junction of the northern boundary of EW1 and the western boundary of EW2 on the A761 (Kilmacolm Road) at NG Ref NS 3440 7270; then generally southwestward and northwestward along the northern boundary of EW1 to NG Ref NS 3324 7305; then northeastward to and along Montrose Avenue to its junction with Dubbs Road; then generally northeastward along Dubbs Road to and across Boglestone Roundabout to the southwestern boundary of EW2; then generally northeast, north, east, southwest, south, southeastward, south, southwestward and finally southeast along the western boundary of EW2 to the point of commencement.

Ward 4

Commencing at NG Ref NS 3431 7477 on the northern boundary of Inverclyde Council Area and then running generally southwestward along the western boundary of EW2, until it reaches EW3 at Boglestone roundabout; then running generally southwestward along the northwest boundary of EW3 to NG Ref NS 3324 7305; then running generally southwestward along the northwest boundary of EW1 to Devol Road at NG Ref NS 3219 7259; then running generally northeastward along the said road and along Barr’s Brae to NG Ref NS 3241 7380; then crossing over open ground, following a path, in a northeastward direction to NG Ref 3252 7395; then generally southeastward along the pathway formed on the line of the former Greenock to Kilmacolm Railway Line to NG Ref NS 3308 7373; then generally northward along the said pathway to Ardmore Road; then northwestward along the said road to the unnamed burn at NG Ref NS 3280 7396; then northward along the said burn to and then northwestward along Clune Brae (A761 Road) to and across the A8 Road to Castle Road; then eastward along Castle Road to and northward along the access road to Newark Castle to its northmost point and in prolongation in a straight line to the northern boundary of Inverclyde Council Area; then generally northeastward and eastward along the said Inverclyde Council Area to the western boundary of EW2 at the point of commencement.

Ward 5

Commencing at NG Ref NS 3288 7460 on the northern boundary of Inverclyde Council Area and then running in a south, southwest, northwestward and southwest direction along the western boundary of EW4 until it reaches NG Ref NS 3219 7259; then continuing southwestward and northwest along the northern boundary of EW1 to the place known as Wallace’s Loop on the Devol Burn at NG Ref NS 3091 7400; then eastward and northward along Devol Glen and thereafter eastward along Devol Burn; then westward to and then generally southwestward and northwestward along the southern curtilages of Nos 102/104 to Nos 22/24 Mackie Avenue to the eastern curtilage of No 34 Poplar Street; then northward along the eastern curtilages of 34 and 35 Poplar Street, No 12 East Street, No 18 Mitchell Street, the property known as Braemar, Mitchell Street, Nos 54, 56 and 63 Shankland Road and continuing in a straight line, crossing the railway, to Boundary Street; then continuing northward along Boundary Street and its prolongation in a straight line crossing the A8 Road to the northern boundary of Inverclyde Council Area; then generally eastward along the said Council Area boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 6

Commencing at NG Ref NS 3101 7480 on the Glasgow-Greenock and Port Glasgow- Wemyss Bay railway lines and running generally southwestward, then southeast, southwestward and south along the boundary of EW 5 to NG Ref NS 3091 7400; then turning and running generally westward along the northern boundary of EW1 to NG Ref NS 2829 7441; then turning and running generally northward along the course of an unnamed burn to NG Ref NS 2835 7453 to the footbridge which crosses the unnamed burn which joins the Carts Burn in Auchmountain Glen; then generally northeastward along the path running through Auchmountain Glen to Kilmacolm Road at NG Ref NS 2878 7482; then northwestward along the said road to the point where it is crossed by the disused Glasgow - Greenock (Princes Pier) railway line; then eastward along the railway line until it reaches Bawhirley Road; then northeast along Bawhirley Road to its junction with Finneston Street; then southeast along the path leading from Finneston Street between the properties 65a and 67 Bawhirley Road to a point level with the southeast boundary of 67 Bawhirley Road; then southwest along the southeast boundaries of Nos 67-79 Bawhirley Road; then southwest in a straight line to the Port Glasgow-Wemyss Bay railway line; then generally eastward along the said railway line to the point of commencement.

Ward 7

Commencing at NG Ref NS 3170 7668 on the northern boundary of Inverclyde Council Area and EW 5; then generally southwestward along the boundary of EW 5 to the northern boundary of EW 6; then proceeding in a generally westward direction along the northern boundary of EW 6 to NG Ref NS 2860 7528 where the disused Glasgow - Greenock (Princes Pier) railway line crosses Kilmacolm Road; then proceeding northeastward along Kilmacolm Road to its junction with Ingleston Street; then southeastward along the said street; thereafter proceeding generally northeastward along Belville Street to its junction with St Lawrence Street and Carwood Street; then generally eastward along Carwood Street to its junction with Ratho Street; then generally northeastward along Ratho Street across the A8 road (East Hamilton Street) to the southern boundary of James Watt Dock; then northwestward and northeastward along the southern and western boundary of the said Dock to its northmost corner; then northward in a straight line to the northern boundary of Inverclyde Council Area; then generally southeastward to the point of commencement.

Ward 8

Commencing at NG Ref NS 2943 7750 on the northern boundary of Inverclyde Council Area on the River Clyde then running generally southward and southwestward along the western boundary of EW 7 to EW 6; then generally southeastward and then southwestward along the western boundary of EW6 to NG Ref NS 2833 7455; then generally running westward following the line of Aqueduct to NG Ref NS 2823 7457; then northwestward in a straight line to NG Ref 2822 7467; then generally northeastward in a straight line to NG Ref NS 2830 7476; then generally northwest to NG Ref NS 2826 7488; then generally northwest to NG Ref NS 2818 7491; then generally in a northwestward direction to NG Ref NS 2815 7498; then generally northeast in a straight line to NG Ref NS 2821 7507; then northwestward in a straight line to NG Ref NS 2812 7513; then running northward along the east side of Wellington Park and west side of the curtilage of 9 Kilmun Road following the prolongation of that line crossing the Port Glasgow-Wemyss Bay railway line to the disused Glasgow-Greenock (Princes Pier) disused railway line at NG Ref NS 2819 7532; then northwestward following the line of that disused railway line until it reaches Mearns Street; then turning running northeastward along Mearns Street and its prolongation to Shaw Place; then turning and running eastward along Shaw Place to its junction with Bank Street; then running northeast along Bank Street across Cathcart Square and then northeast along William Street to its junction with the A8 (Dalrymple Street); then turning running southeastward along Dalrymple Street to its junction with Brymner Street; and finally running generally northward along Brymner Street across Custom House Quay in a straight line to the northern boundary of Inverclyde Council Area; and then generally southeastward along the said northern boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 9

Commencing at NG Ref NS 2808 7619 on the western boundary of EW8 then running generally southwestward, following the boundary of EW8, to the point where Mearns Street crosses the disused Glasgow to Greenock (Princes Pier) railway line; then turning and running a short distance northwestward to the mouth of a railway tunnel on the said line; then turning and running southward to Nile Street; then turning and running northwestward along Nile Street to its junction with Ann Street; then turning and running southwestward along Ann Street to its junction with Prospecthill Street; then turning and running northwestward along Prospecthill Street to its junction with Mount Pleasant Street; then northeastward along the said street to Dempster Street; then northwestward along the said street to Murdieston Street; then continuing along Murdieston Street northwestward to its junction with Brachelston Street; then turning and running northeastward along Brachelston Street to Orangefield Lane; then northward along the said lane to Inverkip Road; then generally northeastward along Inverkip Road to the junction with Newton Street; then northwestward along the said street to the junction with Nelson Street; then northeastward along the said street to the junction with Nicolson Street; then northeastward along Nicolson Street to West Shaw Street; then southeastward along the said street to Inverkip Street; then northeastward along the said street to the roundabout at the junction of Inverkip Street, Kilblain Street, Sir Michael Street and High Street; then generally eastward along High Street to the roundabout at the junction of High Street, Dalrymple Street (A770/A8) and Container Way and finally running southeast along Dalrymple Street (A8) to the point of commencement

Ward 10

Commencing at NG Ref NS 2912 7762 on the River Clyde on the northern boundary of Inverclyde Council area; then southwestward and northwestward along the western boundary of EW8 until the northern boundary of EW9 is reached; then running generally northwestward and southwestward along the northwest boundary of EW9 and continuing along Inverkip Road to its junction with Rankin Street; then turning and running a short distance west along Rankin Street to its junction with Bow Road; then northward to and running westward along the southern boundary of Greenock Cemetery; then turning and running northward along the western boundary of the said Cemetery; then turning and running southeast along the northeastern boundary of the said Cemetery to the eastern side of the access road to the Crematorium within the said Cemetery at its eastern boundary; then northward along the said boundary to the northeastern corner of the said Cemetery at Robertson Street; then northeastward along Robertson Street to Finnart Street; then northwestward along Finnart Street to Campbell Street; then northeastward along Campbell Street to the junction with Brougham Street; then northwestward along the said street to Forsyth Street; then northeastward along the said street to the Esplanade; then southeastward along the Esplanade to Campbell Street; then continuing northeastward in a straight line to the northern boundary of Inverclyde Council Area and finally running southeast along the said northern boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 11

Commencing at NG Ref NS 2820 7533 on the disused Glasgow to Greenock (Princes Pier) Railway Line and then running generally southeastward along the western and southern boundaries of EW8 until it reaches the western boundary of EW6; then generally southwestward along the said EW boundary to the northern boundary of EW1; then generally southward, eastward southward and westward along the northern boundary of EW1 to the western shore of Gryfe Reservoir No1; then northwestward in a straight line to the eastern shore of Loch Thom; then generally northward along the eastern bank of the said Loch to NG Ref NS 2651 7283 where an unnamed burn flows from Loch Thom; then northwestward in a straight line to NG Ref NS 2635 7384 at the southern margin of New Yetts Reservoir No. 7; then generally northward along the southern, western and northwestern perimeter of the said Reservoir to and northwestward along the unnamed burn leading to Reservoir No. 6 and continuing around the western perimeter of Reservoir No. 6 to the unnamed burn flowing northward to the Aqueduct; then northward along the said burn to the Aqueduct and the Hole Burn; then generally northward along the said Hole Burn to Dunlop Street; then northward along Dunlop Street to its junction with Inverkip Road; then northwestward along Inverkip Road to its junction with Old Inverkip Road; then northeast along Old Inverkip Road to its junction with the steps and path to Wallace Street; then southeast and east along the steps and path to and across Wallace Street; thereafter northeastward along the unnamed road to the western curtilage of Cowdenknowes Reservoir; then northeastward and eastward along the western and northern curtilages of Cowdenknowes Reservoir and continuing in that direction in a straight line to the centre of Murdieston Street; then northward along the said street to the western boundary of EW9; then southward and eastward along the western and southern boundaries of EW9 and thereafter in the same direction along the western and southern boundaries of EW8 to the point of commencement.

Ward 12

Commencing at NG Ref NS 2704 7613 adjacent to the main entrance to Greenock Cemetery at Inverkip Road and South Street and then running generally southward along the western boundary of EW9; then turning at Murdieston Street where the west boundary of EW9 meets the north boundary of EW11 and running generally westward on the north boundary of EW11; then turning and running southward on the west boundary of EW11 until it reaches the Main Aqueduct; then turning and running generally westward along the Main Aqueduct to where it crosses an unnamed burn at NG Ref NS 2505 7492; then northward along the said burn to and along the western boundary of Ravenscraig Hospital to Branchton Road; then generally northeastward along the said road to the A78 Road (Inverkip Road); then generally eastward along the said road to its junction with Old Inverkip Road; then northeastward along Old Inverkip Road to Auchneagh Road; then northwestward along Auchneagh Road to Curlew Crescent; then northeastward along Curlew Crescent and then Bow Road to the field boundary west of St Joseph’s RC Church; then generally northward along field boundaries to the southwest boundary of EW10 at NG Ref NS 2587 7648; then generally southeastward along the southeast boundary of EW10 to the point of commencement.

Ward 13

Commencing at NG Ref NS 2588 7668 on the western boundary of EW10; then generally southward along the said boundary to the northern boundary of EW12; then following the northern boundary of EW12 to NG Ref NS 2509 7555 at a point in line with the eastern curtilage of the most eastern property on the south side of Gleninver Road; then northward to and along the said curtilage to Gleninver Road; then northwestward along the said road to the junction with Neil Street; then northeastward along the said street to NG Ref NS 2498 7567; then generally northward along the house curtilages to Fancy Farm Road; then northeastward along the said road to Cawdor Crescent; then generally northward along the said Crescent to the track leading northward from the north of Cawdor Crescent; then northward along the said track to the path leading to Larkfield Road; then northwestward and southwestward along the said path to Larkfield Road; then northwestward along Larkfield Road and Hilltop Road to NG Ref NS 2459 7634; then northeastward along boundaries to NG Ref NS 2480 7640; thereafter southwest, southeast and northwest along the western, southern and eastern shores of Coves Reservoir to NG Ref NS 2506 7646; thereafter northeastward along a field boundary to a point on Mallard Crescent at NG Ref NS 2528 7652; then northward, northeastward and southeastward along the said crescent to a point in line with the western curtilage of No 34 Mallard Crescent at NG Ref NS 2539 7674; then northward to and northward and northeastward along the western and northern curtilages of the said property and continuing northeastward along the northern curtilage of No 13 Partridge Road and the continuation thereof in a straight line to Lyle Road; then generally southeastward and northward along Lyle Road to the point in line with the northern curtilage of No. 158 Lyle Road; then northeastward to and along the said curtilage; then generally southward along the rear curtilages of Nos 158 to 112 Lyle Road; then generally eastward along a straight line to the point of commencement.

Ward 14

Commencing at NG Ref NS 2460 7635 and running generally southeastward, along Larkfield Road to a point opposite the southeast boundary of Inverclyde Royal Hospital; then generally westward and northwestward along the south boundary of the Hospital to the south boundary of St Andrew’s RC Primary School; then southwestward along the said south boundary to Westmorland Road; then southeast along Westmorland Road to the unnamed road between Westmorland Road and Cumberland Road at NG Ref NS 2442 7565; then southwest along the unnamed road to and across Cumberland Road to the northwest corner of Ravenscraig Stadium; then southwest along the west boundary of Ravenscraig Stadium and continuing on that line to Auchmead Road; then northwest along Auchmead Road to NG Ref NS 2417 7547; then due west in straight line to the field boundary to the west of Burns Road at NG Ref NS 2377 7547; then generally northwestward along the said field boundary to the rear curtilage of No 29 Berwick Road; then generally west along the rear curtilages of Nos 29 to 107 Berwick Road to NG Ref NS 2331 7563; then northwestward along the line of a field boundary to NG Ref NS 2305 7573 on an unnamed path leading from a Reservoir (covered); then northeastward along the said path to NG Ref NS 2308 7575; then northwestward in a straight line to NG Ref NS 2298 7582; then northwestward in a straight line to NG Ref NS 2293 7588; then northeastward to NG Ref NS 2303 7605; then northeastward to NG Ref NS 2311 7609; then northeastward to NG Ref NS 2318 7611; then northeastward in a straight line to NG Ref NS 2329 7629; then in a line northeastward to NG Ref NS 2341 7634; then in a line northeast to NG Ref NS 2370 7635; then in a line southeastward to a point south of South Lodge on Larkfield Road at NG Ref NS 2414 7627; then generally southwest along Larkfield Road to a point in line with the southern boundary of the parcel of land adjoining Larkfield Cemetery; then generally northeastward along the line of the southern boundary of the said parcel of land to and along the southern boundary of the said Cemetery; then northeastward along the eastern perimeter of the said Cemetery; then southeastward to and along the eastern boundary of 6 Dartmouth Avenue until it meets the north boundary of 4 Dartmouth Avenue; then east along the north boundaries of 4 Dartmouth Avenue, 4, 6 and 7 Exmouth Place, 5, 7, 9 and 12 Barmouth Avenue and the prolongation of that line to the point of commencement.

Ward 15

Commencing at NG Ref NS 2487 7574 on Larkfield Road at the point opposite the southern boundary of Inverclyde Royal Hospital; then generally northwestward, northeastward and southward along the western boundary of EW13 to the junction of the A78 (Inverkip Road); then westward along the said A78 to the junction of the A78 (Inverkip Road) and Branchton Road; then southward along the western boundary of EW12 to NG Ref NS 2505 7492 on the Main Aqueduct; then generally westward and southwestward along the Main Aqueduct to the unnamed burn flowing northward through Hole of Spango; then generally northwest along the said unnamed burn to the Greenock to Inverkip Railway; then generally southwest along the said railway to the field boundary at NG Ref NS 2279 7364; then generally northwestward along a field boundary to Inverkip Road; then generally northeast along Inverkip Road to its crossing of the unnamed burn entering Spango Burn at the IBM Electronics Factory; then generally north along the said unnamed burn to Flatterton Road; then east northeast along Flatterton Road to NG Ref NS 2301 7468 on the track leading northeastward, west of Drumillan Hill; then northeastward along the said track to the field boundary north of the said Drumillan Hill; then southwestward along the said field boundary to the unnamed burn flowing south, west of Earnhill; then generally north along the said unnamed burn to its source at NG Ref NS 2291 7543; then generally northeastward in a straight line to a point in line with Earnhill Road on the southern boundary of EW14; then generally southeastward and northeastward along the southern boundary of EW14 to the point of commencement (on Larkfield Road).

Ward 16

Commencing at NG Ref NS 2829 7795 on the River Clyde at the north boundary of Inverclyde Council area and running generally southwest along the northwest boundary of EW10; then turning and running northwest along the northern boundary of EW10 until it reaches the northern boundary of EW13; then generally northwest and southeastward along the northern boundary of EW13 to Lyle Road; then generally northeast along Lyle Road to the western curtilage of Lyle Park; then north and northeast along the west and north curtilages of the said Lyle Park to the east curtilage of the Sir Gabriel Wood’s Mariners' Home; then north along the eastern curtilage of the said Mariners' Home to Newark Street; then southeast along Newark Street to Madeira Street; then northeast along Madeira Street and its prolongation in a straight line to the north boundary of Inverclyde Council area and then southeast along the north boundary of Inverclyde Council area to the point of commencement.

Ward 17

Commencing at NG Ref NS 2720 7838 on the River Clyde on the northern boundary of Inverclyde Council area and then proceeding generally southwest along the western boundary of EW16 to the northern boundary of EW13; then generally southwestward along the said EW boundary to a point in line with the path on the south boundary of St Columba’s RC High School; then generally westward to and along the said path to Reservoir Road; then northwestward along Reservoir Road to its junction with Garvie Avenue; then southwestward along Garvie Avenue to Larkfield Road; then generally north along Larkfield Road and Chapel Street to NG Ref NS 2459 7728; then due north in a straight line to NG Ref NS 2459 7740 on the northern boundary of Inverclyde Council Area; then generally northeast along the northwest boundary and then southeast along the northern boundary of Inverclyde Council Area to the point of commencement.

Ward 18

Commencing at NG Ref NS 2459 7740 at the northern boundary of Inverclyde Council area where it meets the western boundary of EW17; then generally southward along the said western boundary; then eastward along the south boundary of EW17 to the southeast corner of St Columba’s RC High School; then south along the west boundary of EW13; then generally eastward along the northwestward boundary of EW13 to Hilltop Road; then continuing generally east along the north boundary of EW14 to a path leading to a footbridge over an unnamed burn leading in to Gourock Burn; then north along that path and over that footbridge to Gourock Burn; then generally northwestward along the said path until it meets Kirn Drive; thereafter generally west along Kirn Drive to its junction with Divert Road; then east along Divert Road to its junction with Tower Drive; then north along Tower Drive to its junction with Barrhill Road; then northeastward along Barrhill Road to its junction with St John’s Road; then southeastward firstly along St John’s Road and, continuing in the same direction, thereafter on Royal Street to its junction with John Street; then northeast along John Street and its prolongation to the northern boundary of Inverclyde Council Area and finally southeastward along the northern boundary of the Council Area to the point of commencement.

Ward 19

Commencing at NG Ref NS 2440 7774 on the northern boundary of Inverclyde Council Area; then proceeding generally southwestward and southeastward along the west boundary of EW18 until it meets the north boundary of EW14; then turning and running generally southwestward and southeastward along the said northern and western boundaries of EW14 until it meets the west boundary of EW15; then generally south along the west boundary of EW15 until it reaches the A78 (Inverkip Road); then generally southwest along the said A78 to its junction with the A770; then northwest along the said A770 to a point level with the south boundary of the property known as and forming North Lodge; thereafter west along the south boundary of North Lodge; thereafter continuing west along a field boundary and path leading from North Lodge to the shore and continuing in a straight line to the west boundary of Inverclyde Council Area; then northward along the west boundary and finally southwestward along the north boundary of Inverclyde Council Area to the point of commencement.

Ward 20

Commencing at NG Ref NS 2261 7385 on the A78 (Inverkip Road) where it is crossed by the northwest boundary of EW15; then proceeding generally southeast, northeast, southeast and northeast along the southern boundary of EW15 until it meets the western boundary of EW12; then generally eastward along the southern boundary of EW12; then southeast along the western boundary of EW11 until it meets the northern boundary of EW1; then generally south along the west boundary of EW1 to the south boundary of Inverclyde Council Area; then generally eastward along the south boundary of Inverclyde Council Area; then generally northward along the west boundary of Inverclyde Council Area until the south boundary of EW19 is reached; and finally east along the south boundary of EW19 to the point of commencement.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order gives effect to proposals made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland for the future electoral arrangements for the area of Inverclyde Council. The proposals follow on the review of the whole of Scotland undertaken by the Commission in terms of Schedule 5 to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. The area of Inverclyde Council is divided into 20 electoral wards as described in the Schedule to the Order. The Order makes minor modifications to the boundaries of Wards 13 and 14 as compared to the proposals submitted to the Secretary of State by the Commission. In terms of paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, the wards apply with effect from the ordinary election of councillors due to take place in May 1999.


(1)
1973 c. 65.

(2)
Schedule 5 was substituted by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39), Schedule 13, paragraph 92(67).
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