The Non-Domestic Rating (Rural Settlements) (England) Order 1998

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Published: 1998-02-25

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 393

RATING AND VALUATION
The Non-Domestic Rating (Rural Settlements) (England) Order 1998

Made
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

Hilary Armstrong
Minister of State,
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
25th February 1998

Article 2
SCHEDULE

County
Parish or other area

Bedforshire
Bromham, Clapham, Wootton

Berkshire
Sonning

Buckinghamshire
Burnham, Denham, Gerrards Cross, Iver

Derbyshire
Clay Cross, North Wingfield, Wingerworth

Devon
Lundy

Durham
Great Aycliffe

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

Essex
Heybridge

Gloucestershire
Chalford, Thrupp

Hereford and Worcester(2)
Finstall

Isle of Wight
Nettlestone and Seaview

Kent
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

Lancashire
Wilpshire

Leicestershire
Ibstock, Thurnby

Norfolk
Hoveton, Walsoken

South Yorkshire
Laughtun-en-le-Merthen

Suffolk

Tuddenham St. Mary

Surrey
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)

Warwickshire
Binley Woods

Explanatory Note

(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.


(1)
1988 c. 41. Section 42A is inserted by paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the Local Government and Rating Act 1997 (c. 29).

(2)
Finstall is in Worcestershire on and after 1st April 1998 (seeS.I. 1996/1867).

(3)
1938 c.xciii.
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