1998 No. 953
The Urban Development Corporations in England (Dissolution) Order 1998
2nd April 1998
Coming into force
3rd April 1998
The Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 166 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980(1), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, having consulted each local authority in whose area all or part of any urban development area in England is situated, hereby makes the following Order—
Citation and commencement
1. This Order may be cited as the Urban Development Corporations in England (Dissolution) Order 1998 and shall come into force on 3rd April 1998.
Dissolution of the corporations
2. The following urban development corporations shall be dissolved on 1st July 1998—
(a)the Birmingham Heartlands Development Corporation;
(b)the Black Country Development Corporation;
(c)the London Docklands Development Corporation;
(d)the Merseyside Development Corporation;
(e)the Plymouth Development Corporation;
(f)the Teesside Development Corporation;
(g)the Trafford Park Development Corporation; and
(h)the Tyne and Wear Development Corporation.
Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions
Minister of State,
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
2nd April 1998
(This note is not part of the Order)
By virtue of section 166(3) of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980, on the coming into force of this Order the eight urban development corporations remaining in England will cease to act except for the purpose of preparing their final accounts and reports and winding up their affairs. The corporations will be dissolved on 1st July 1998.
1980 c. 65; section 166 was amended by section 180(4) and (5) of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (c. 28) and by section 143(5) of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (c. 53).