Romford Urban District Council Act 1931

Cited as:1931 c. lviii
Jurisdiction:UK Non-devolved


Romford Urban District Council Act 1931

(21 & 22 Geo. 5) c. lviii

An Act to make further and better provision for the improvement health and local government of the urban district of Romford and for other purposes.

[8th July 1931]

[21 & 22 Geo. 5.] Romford Urban [Ch. lviii.] District Council Act, 1931. CHAPTER lviii. An Act to make further and better provision for A.D, 1931. the improvement health and local government of the urban district of Eomford and for other purposes. [8th July 1931.] W HEREAS the urban district of Romford (hereinafter referred to as " the district") is an urban district under the government of the urban district council of Romford (in this Act referred to as " the Council ") who acting by the Council are also the urban sanitary authority for the district: And whereas it is expedient to authorise the making of town planning schemes as regards land which is wholly or partly developed in the district: And whereas it is expedient to make further provision in regard to streets buildings sewers and drains in the district and that the powers of the Council in relation to the health local government and improvement of the district be enlarged as by this Act provided: And whereas it is expedient that the other provisions contained in this Act be enacted: And whereas the purposes of this Act cannot be effected without the authoritv of Parliament: And whereas in relation to the promotion of the Bill for this Act the requirements of the Borough Funds [Price 3s. Od. Net.] A 1 [Ch. lviii.] Romford Urban [21 & 22 Geo. 5.] District Council Act, 1931. A.D. 1931. Short title. Acts 1872 and 1903 have been observed and the consent of the Minister of Health has been obtained : May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted and be it enacted by the King'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: Part I. PBELIMINAItY. 1. This Act may be cited as the Romford Urban District Council Act 1931. Division of Aetinto Parts: 2. This Act is L- II.- III.- IV.- V.- Part Part Part Part Part Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX. Part X. divided into Parts as follows : -Preliminary. -Town planning. -Streets buildings sewers and drains. -Amenities. -Infectious disease and sanitary provisions. -Parks baths public buildings &c. -Lands. -Hackney carriages and traffic provisions. -Financial. -Miscellaneous. Incorporation of Lands Clauses Acta. Interpretation. 3. The Lands Clauses Acts except section 127 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 and except the provisions with respect to the purchase and taking of lands otherwise than by agreement (so far as the same are applicable for the purposes and are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act) are hereby incorporated with and form part of this Act. 4.(1) In this Act the several words and expressions to which meanings are assigned by the Acts wholly or partially incorporated herewith or by the Public Health Acts have the same respective meanings unless there be something in the subject or context repugnant to such construction. 2 [21 & 22 Geo. 5.] Romford Urban [Ch. lviii.] District Council Act, 1931. (2) In this Act unless the subject or context other- A.D. 1931. wise requires " The district" means the urban district of Romford; " The Council " means the Romford Urban District Council; " The clerk " " the treasurer " " the medical officer " " the surveyor " and " the sanitary inspector " mean respectively the clerk the treasurer the medical officer of health the surveyor and any sanitary inspector of the Council and respectively include any person duly authorised to discharge temporarily the duties of those officers; " The Minister " means the Minister of Health; " The Public Health Acts " means the Public Health Act 1875 and the Acts amending and extending the same; " The Lands Clauses Acts " means the Lands Clauses Acts as modified by the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act 1919; " The Act of 1892 " means the Private Street Works Act 1892; " The Act of 1925 " means the Rating and Valuation Act 1925; " Child " means a person under the age of sixteen years; " Sunday school " means any school in which children are assembled for instruction on a Sunday or specially for religious instruction whether on a Sunday or not; " Infectious disease " means any infectious disease to which the Infectious Disease (Notification) Act 1889 is for the time being applicable within the district; " Food " has the meaning assigned to it by section 34 of the Food and Drugs (Adulteration) Act 1928; " Daily penalty " means a penalty for each day on which any offence is continued by a person after conviction; " Telegraphic line " has the same meaning as in the Telegraph Act 1878; " Hackney carriage " has the same meaning as in the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 but does not include a public service vehicle or an omnibus; A 2 3 [Ch. lviii.] Romford Urban [21 & 22 Geo. 5.] District Council Act, 1931. A.D. 1931. "Public service vehicle" has the same meaning as in the Road Traffic Act 1930; " Omnibus " has the same meaning as in the Town Police Clauses Act 1889 but does not include a public service vehicle; " Statutory borrowing power" means any power whether or not coupled with a duty of borrowmg or continuing on loan or re-borrowing money or of redeeming or paying off or creating or continuing payment of or in respect of any annuity rentcharge rent or other security representing or granted in lieu of consideration money for the time being existing under any Act of Parliament public or local passed or to be passed or under any Provisional Order confirmed by Act of Parliament passed or to be passed or under any order or sanction of any Government department made or given or to be made or given by authority of any Act of Parliament passed or to be passed; " Statutory security " means any security in which trustees are for the time being by or under any Act of Parliament passed or to be passed authorised to invest trust money and any mortgage bond debenture debenture stock stock or other security authorised by or under any Act of Parliament passed or to be passed of any county council or municipal corporation or other local authority as defined by section 34 of the Local Loans Act 1875 but does not include annuities rentcharges or securities transferable by delivery or any securities of the Council; " Revenues of the Council " includes the revenues of the Council from time to time arising from any land undertaking or other property for the time being of the Council and the rates or contributions leviable by or on the order or precept of the Council; "The general rate fund " and "the general rate" mean respectively the general rate fund and general rate of the district; " The deposited maps " means the maps signed in triplicate by Lord Redesdale the Chairman of 4 [21 & 22 Geo. 5.] Romford Urban [Ch. lviii.] District Council Act, 1931. the Committee of the House of Lords to which A.D. 1931. the Bill for this Act was referred of which one copy has been deposited in the office of the Clerk of the Parliaments in the House of Lords one copy has been deposited in the Committee and Private Bill office of the House of Commons and the other copy has been deposited with the clerk at his office. Part II. Town Planning. 5. Subject to the provisions of this Act the Council Power to may at any time and from time to time make a town make town planning scheme or town planning schemes with respect P1*111^ to any area in the district notwithstanding that the land ^^ refer. or any part thereof is developed at the time of the making ence to of such scheme and the provisions of the Town Planning developed Act 1925 shall subject to the provisions of this Part of this lands-Act apply to the making of any such scheme and to any such scheme when made. 6. The purposes for which land may be purchased Purposes under a town planning scheme made pursuant to this for which Part of this Act shall include land may be purchased (a) the purpose of improving and developing front- for town ages to and developing lands abutting on or planning adjacent to any new street or any widening schemes £' ? ,. r . j J under this oi an existing street; and part 0£ Act (b) the purpose of securing the development or re- development of land in accordance with any provisions of the scheme where it appears to the Council that there would be difficulty in securing such development or re-development in the manner provided by those provisions by reason of the land concerned being used in a manner at variance therewith or being held in parcels or plots of inconvenient size shape or arrangement. 7.(1) Section 92 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation As to pro-Act 1845 shall not be incorporated in any order made perties of under section 8 of the Town Planning Act 1925 authorising jj^ parts the Council to purchase lands compulsorily for the pur- jL^d for poses of any town planning scheme made pursuant to 5 [Ch. lviii.] Romford Urban [21 & 22 Geo. 5.] District Council Act, 1931. A.D. 1931. this Part of this Act but if the owner of or any person interested in any house or other building or manufactory town 0f which the Council have served upon him notice to treat planning ^ reSpect 0f a specified portion only shall within twenty-schemes. Qne ^ayg a£ter ^ service of such notice by notice in writing to the Council allege that such specified portion cannot be severed from the remainder of the property without material detriment thereto the arbitrator to whom any question of disputed compensation is referred under any such order (in this section referred to as " the arbitrator") shall in addition to the other questions required to be determined by him determine whether the said specified portion of the property can be severed from the remainder without material detriment thereto and if not...

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