Local Authorities (Historic Buildings) Act 1962



Local Authorities (Historic Buildings) Act, 1962

(10 & 11 Eliz. 2) CHAPTER 36

An Act to make provision for contributions by local authorities towards the repair and maintenance of buildings of historic or architectural interest and the upkeep of gardens occupied therewith; and for purposes connected therewith.

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 Power of local authority to contribute to preservation of historic buildings.

1 Power of local authority to contribute to preservation of historic buildings.

(1) A local authority in England or Wales may by grant or loan—

(a ) contribute towards the expenses incurred or to be incurred in the repair or maintenance of a building which is situate in or in the vicinity of their area and is for the time being included in a list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest compiled or approved under section thirty of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947 ; and

(b ) with the consent of the Minister of Housing and Local Government, contribute towards the expenses incurred or to be incurred in the repair or maintenance of a building in their area appearing to them to be of architectural or historic interest, other than such a building as is referred to in the foregoing paragraph,

and, at the time of making a contribution under this section towards the expenses of the repair or maintenance of a building may also, by grant or loan, contribute towards the expenses incurred, or to be incurred in the upkeep of any garden occupied with the building and contiguous or adjacent thereto.

(2) A contribution by way of loan under the foregoing subsection may be made upon such terms and conditions as the local authority may determine including, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing words, a term that the loan shall be free of interest; and the local authority may at any time renounce their right to repayment of the loan or any interest for the time being outstanding, and, by agreement with the borrower, may otherwise vary any of the terms and conditions on which the loan is made.

(3) A local authority may require as a condition of the making by them of a contribution under this section by way of grant towards the expenses of the repair or maintenance or upkeep of any...

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