1998 No. 393
RATING AND VALUATION
The Non-Domestic Rating (Rural Settlements) (England) Order 1998
25th February 1998
Laid before Parliament
3rd March 1998
Coming into force
24th March 1998
The Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 42A(3)(c) of the Local Government Finance Act 1988(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:
Citation and commencement
1. This Order may be cited as the Non-Domestic Rating (Rural Settlements) (England) Order 1998 and shall come into force on 24th March 1998.
Designation of rural areas
2. There are designated as rural areas for the purposes of section 42A (rural settlement lists) of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 the parishes and other areas named or described in the second column of the Schedule in the counties named in the first column.
Signed by authority of the Secretary of State
Minister of State,
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
25th February 1998
Parish or other area
Bromham, Clapham, Wootton
Burnham, Denham, Gerrards Cross, Iver
Clay Cross, North Wingfield, Wingerworth
So much of the unparished area of the district of Chester-le-Street as is bounded by the parishes of Edmondsley, Pelton and Waldridge and lies west of a line drawn from north to south at Ordnance Survey grid reference NZ 426
Hereford and Worcester(2)
Isle of Wight
Nettlestone and Seaview
Boughton-under-Blean, Ditton, East Malling and Larkfield, Hartley, Herne and Broomfield, Kemsing, Newington in the district of Swale, Otford, Snodland, Temple Ewell, Thanington Without
Tuddenham St. Mary
So much of the district of Runnymede as is green belt land within the meaning of the Green Belt (London and Home Counties) Act 1938(3)
(This note is not part of the Order)
Schedule 1 to the Local Government and Rating Act 1997 amends the Local Government Finance Act 1988 to make provision for mandatory relief from non-domestic rates for certain general stores and post offices, and discretionary relief for hereditaments used for purposes beneficial to the local community, in certain rural settlements in areas designated as rural areas by order of the Secretary of State. The rural settlements are to be identified by reference to lists drawn up by billing authorities.
Article 2 of this order designates areas in England for the purposes of these provisions, additional to those designated by S.I. 1997/2792.
1988 c. 41. Section 42A is inserted by paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the Local Government and Rating Act 1997 (c. 29).
Finstall is in Worcestershire on and after 1st April 1998 (seeS.I. 1996/1867).