London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation2006 c. 12


London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006

2006 Chapter 12

An Act to make provision in connection with the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games that are to take place in London in the year 2012; to amend the Olympic Symbol etc. (Protection) Act 1995; and for connected purposes.

[30th March 2006]

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:—

Introductory

Introductory

S-1 Interpretation of principal terms

1 Interpretation of principal terms

(1) In this Act "the London Olympics" means—

(a) the Games of the Thirtieth Olympiad that are to take place in 2012, and

(b) the Paralympic Games that are to take place in that year.

(2) A reference in this Act to the London Olympics includes a reference to any event which forms part of the Games specified in subsection (1)(a) or (b) including, in particular—

(a) an event, other than a sporting event, held in accordance with the Host City Contract, and

(b) an event which is to take place outside London.

(3) In this Act—

(a) "the British Olympic Association" means the company limited by guarantee registered with that name,

(b) "London Olympic event" means an event (whether or not a sporting event and whether or not held in London) held as part of the London Olympics,

(c) "the London Olympics period" means the period which—

(i) begins four weeks before the day of the opening ceremony of the Games of the Thirtieth Olympiad that are to take place in 2012, and

(ii) ends with the fifth day after the day of the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games 2012,

(d) "the London Organising Committee" means the organising committee formed in accordance with section 2 of the Host City Contract as the company limited by guarantee registered as the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games Limited (LOCOG),

(e) "the Host City Contract" means the Host City Contract, for the Games of the Thirtieth Olympiad that are to take place in 2012, signed at Singapore on 6th July 2005 and entered into by—

(i) the International Olympic Committee,

(ii) the Mayor of London (representing London), and

(iii) the British Olympic Association,

(f) "the Paralympic Games" means the events known by that name and to be organised by the London Organising Committee in accordance with section 60 of the Host City Contract, and

(g) "the Olympic Charter" means the Olympic Charter of the International Olympic Committee.

S-2 Alteration of Olympic documents

2 Alteration of Olympic documents

(1) If the Secretary of State thinks that a reference in this Act to an Olympic document has ceased to be accurate by reason of the amendment or substitution of that document, he may by order amend the reference.

(2) In subsection (1) "Olympic document" means a document referred to in section 1.

(3) An order under subsection (1)—

(a) may include consequential or incidental provision,

(b) shall be made by statutory instrument,

(c) shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament, and

(d) may not be made unless the Secretary of State has consulted the London Organising Committee.

The Olympic Delivery Authority

The Olympic Delivery Authority

S-3 Establishment

3 Establishment

(1) There shall be a body corporate known as the Olympic Delivery Authority.

(2) Schedule 1 (which makes provision about the Authority) shall have effect.

S-4 General functions

4 General functions

(1) The Authority may take any action that it thinks necessary or expedient for the purpose of—

(a) preparing for the London Olympics,

(b) making arrangements in preparation for or in connection with the use or management before, during or after the London Olympics of premises and other facilities acquired, constructed or adapted in preparation for the London Olympics, or

(c) ensuring that adequate arrangements are made for the provision, management and control of facilities for transport in connection with the London Olympics.

(2) In particular, the Authority may—

(a) acquire land (and the Authority may, in particular, with the consent of the Secretary of State, acquire land for a consideration equivalent to the amounts which the Authority would be required to pay if acquiring the land compulsorily under an enactment);

(b) dispose of land (and the Authority may, in particular, with the consent of the Secretary of State, dispose of land for a consideration less than that which might be expected in a commercial transaction at arms-length);

(c) enter into other transactions relating to land, premises or facilities;

(d) accept or assume duties, rights or liabilities under contracts;

(e) apply for, or undertake work in connection with applications for, planning permission;

(f) make arrangements for the construction of premises and other facilities;

(g) make arrangements for carrying out works in connection with the provision of water, electricity, gas, sewerage or other services;

(h) make arrangements for carrying out works in connection with the provision of highways;

(i) make arrangements for the construction, adaptation or provision of systems of or facilities for transport;

(j) make arrangements for the provision, variation or discontinuance of any service, highway or system of or facility for transport;

(k) with the consent of the Secretary of State, give financial assistance in connection with anything done or to be done by another person for a purpose mentioned in subsection (1);

(l) co-operate with other persons;

(m) make arrangements for the formation of bodies corporate;

(n) acquire interests in bodies corporate or other undertakings.

(3) In exercising a function under this section the Authority shall, wherever relevant—

(a) have regard to the desirability of maximising the benefits to be derived after the London Olympics from things done in preparation for them, and

(b) contribute to achieving sustainable development.

(4) Other provisions of this Act confer other functions on the Authority.

(5) The Authority shall pay compensation to any person whose land is injuriously affected by the execution of works by the Authority; and—

(a) any dispute as to whether compensation is payable, or as to the amount of compensation, may be referred to the Lands Tribunal,

(b) subsection (2) of section 10 of the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 (c. 56) (limitation on compensation) shall apply to this subsection as it applies to that section, and

(c) any rule or principle applied to the construction of section 10 of that Act shall be applied to the construction of this section (subject to any necessary modifications).

(6) In the application of subsection (5) in respect of land in Scotland—

(a) the reference in paragraph (a) to the Lands Tribunal is to be read as if it were a reference to the Lands Tribunal for Scotland, and

(b) paragraphs (b) and (c) are omitted.

S-5 Planning

5 Planning

(1) The following provisions shall apply in relation to the Olympic Delivery Authority as they apply in relation to an urban development corporation—

(a) section 149 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 (c. 65) (power for Secretary of State to make order appointing urban development corporation as local planning authority), and

(b) section 33 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (c. 5) (power for Secretary of State to disapply Part 2 of the Act to urban development corporation).

(2) In the application of the provisions specified in subsection (3) by virtue of, or in consequence of, subsection (1)—

(a) a reference to an urban development corporation shall be taken as a reference to the Authority,

(b) a reference to a corporation's area shall be taken as a reference to an area specified in an order made under section 149 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 by virtue of subsection (1) above,

(c) a reference to section 142 of that Act shall be disregarded, and

(d) a reference to a London borough shall be taken as a reference to an area in respect of which an order is made under section 149 of that Act by virtue of subsection (1) above.

(3) Those provisions are—

(a) section 149 of and Schedule 29 to the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980,

(b) section 7 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8) (urban development areas: displacement of other authorities), and

(c) section 33 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

(4) Where the Authority is appointed as a local planning authority by virtue of this section—

(a) section 74(1B)(a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (directions about applications: London boroughs) shall not apply, but

(b) the Mayor of London may direct the Authority to refuse an application for planning permission in a specified case.

(5) In discharging functions by virtue of this section the Authority shall have regard, in particular—

(a) to the desirability of making proper preparation for the London Olympics,

(b) to the desirability of maximising the benefits to be derived...

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