St. Anne's-on-the-Sea Improvement Act 1896

Publication Date:January 01, 1896


St. Annes-on-the-Sea Improvement Act 1896

(59 & 60 Vict.) c. ccxlviii

An Act to confer further powers on the Urban District Council of Saint Anne's-on-the-Sea in the County Palatine of Lancaster for the improvement of their district and for other purposes.

[14th August 1896]

£59 & 60 Vict.] Saint Anne's ? on - the - Sea [Ch. CCXlviii.] Improvement Ad, 1896. CHAPTER ccxlviii. An Act to confer farther powers on the Urban District a.d. i8P6. Council of Saint Anne's-on-the-Sea in the County Palatine of Lancaster for the improvement of their district and for other purposes. [14th August 1896.] ^ 7 HERE AS the district of Saint Anne's-on-the-Sea in the county palatine of Lancaster in this Act called "the district" is under the local government of the Urban District Council of Saint Anne's-on-the-Sea (in this Act called " the Council"): And whereas the Saint Anne's-on-the-Sea Land and Building Company Limited (in this Act called "' the land company ") have made a road called " the South Promenade" extending along the sea front of the district from the pier at St. Anne's towards Lytham and have laid out or partially laid out the land intervening between such road and the seashore as an esplanade : And whereas it is expedient that the rights and interests of the land company in the said land forming or intended to form the said esplanade should be transferred to and vested in and the said esplanade maintained by the Council and that they should be empowered to lay out and maintain the same as pleasure ground or gardens and to make and maintain such sea defences in connexion therewith as may be necessary: And whereas it is expedient that the Council should be authorised to make byelaws for regulating the user of the said esplanade: And whereas it is expedient that the Council should be authorised to widen and improve certain streets which are not now repairable by the inhabitants at large known as St Anne's Eoad East and St. Anne's Road West and to acquire lands for such purpose : And whereas it is expedient that the Council should be invested with further powers of control over the seashore of the district and that better provision should be made with reference to streets and buildings and sanitary matters within the district: [Price Is. 9 L] A 1 [Oh. CCXlviii.] Saint Anne's - on - the - Sea [59 & 60 Vict.] Improvement Act, 1896. A.D. 1896. And whereas it is expedient to authorise the Council to borrow money for the purposes of this Act: And whereas an estimate has been prepared by the Council for the purchase of land for and the execution of the works by this Act authorised and such estimate amounts to seven thousand and eighty-four pounds: And whereas the works mentioned in such estimate are permanent works within the meaning of section 234 of the Public Health Act 1875 : And whereas plans and sections showing the lines and levels of the street widenings authorised by this Act and the lands to be taken for the purposes thereof and also a book of reference containing the names of the owners and lessees or reputed owners and lessees and of the occupiers of the lands or houses which may be taken under the powers of this Act were duly deposited with the clerk of the peace for the county palatine of Lancaster and are herein-after respectively referred to as " the deposited plans sections and book of reference" : And whereas the objects aforesaid cannot be effected without the authority of Parliament: And whereas an absolute majority of the whole number of the Council at a meeting held on the eighteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five after ten clear days' notice by public advertisement of the meeting and of the purpose thereof in the Blackpool Herald a local newspaper published and circulating in the district such notice being in addition to the ordinary notices required for summoning that meeting resolved that the expense in relation to promoting the Bill for this Act should be charged on the district fund and general district rate : And whereas that resolution was published twice in the said Blackpool Herald and has received the approval of the Local Government Board: And whereas the propriety of the promotion of the Bill for this Act was confirmed by an absolute majority of the whole number of the Council at.a further special meeting held in pursuance of a similar notice on the seventeenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six being not less than fourteen days after the deposit of the Bill in Parliament: And whereas the owners and ratepayers of the district by resolution passed in the manner prescribed by the Public Health Act 1875 (Schedule III.) have consented to the promotion of the Bill for this Act: May it therefore please Tour Majesty that it may be enacted and be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty by and with 2 [59 & 60 Vict.] Saint Annes - on - the - Sea [Ch. CCXlviii.] Improvement Act, 1896. the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and a.D. im6. Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by the authority ?" of the same as follows (that is to say) : PART I.Preliminary. This Act may be cited as the Saint Anne's-on-the-Sea Short title. Improvement Act 1896. This Act is divided into parts as follows : Division 0{ Part I.Preliminary. Act into Part II.Esplanade and Seashore. part8, Part III.New Works. Part IV. Streets and Buildings. Part V.Sanitary. Part VI.Watercourses. Part VII.Finance. Part VIII.Miscellaneous. 3. In this Act the following words and expressions have the interpreta^ meanings hereby assigned to them unless the subject or context tion' otherwise requires: " The district" means the urban district of Saint Anne's-on-the-Sea in the county palatine of Lancaster; "The Council " means the urban district council for the urban district of Saint Anne's-on-the-Sea; "The South Promenade" means the road of that name constructed by the land company and extending from the pier at Saint Anne's towards Lytham for a distance of eight hundred and seventy-three yards or thereabouts of which the portion from the southern end of Claremont Villas towards Lytham a distance of four hundred and forty yards or thereabouts has not yet been taken over by the Council as a highway repairable by the inhabitants at large ; " The esplanade " means the land between the South Promenade and the seashore and extending from the south side of the pier at Saint Anne's-on-the-Sea towards Lytham for a distance of eight hundred and seventy-three yards or thereabouts; " The seashore " means and includes every part of the seashore and sands of the Irish Sea within the district including the foreshore within or in front of the district; "The clerk" "the surveyor" "the medical officer of health*' and " the inspector of nuisances" mean respectively the clerk the surveyor the medical officer of health and the inspector of nuisances to the Council; A 2 3 A.D. 1896. Incorporation of Acts. Execution and limits of Act. Arrangements between Council and land company. For the protection of the land company. [Ch. CCXMiL] Saint Anne's - on - tie - Sea [59 & 60 View.] Improvement Act, 1896. " The district fund" and " general district rate" mean the district fund and general district rate of the district; "Daily penalty" means a penalty for each day on which any offence is continued after conviction; "The Public Health Acts " means the Public Health Act 1875 and all Acts for the time being in force amending the same; " The land company " means the Saint Anne's-on-the-Sea Land and Building Company Limited: Words and expressions to which meanings are assigned by the Public Health Act 1875 have in this Act the same respective meanings unless the subject or context otherwise requires : Provided that the expression " superior courts" or " court of competent jurisdiction" in this Act or in the Acts incorporated herewith shall have effect as if the debt or demand with respect to which it is used were a simple contract debt and not a debt or demand created by statute. The *Lands Clauses Acts so far as the same are applicable for the purposes of and are not varied by or inconsistent with this Act are incorporated with and form part of this Act. This Act shall be carried into execution by the Council with all the powers rights privileges duties obligations and indemnities of the Council as an urban district council And this Act shall unless otherwise expressed or implied apply only to the district. PA11T II.Esplanade and Seashore. The land company may and shall upon the request of the Council in writing convey to and at the cost of the Council but free of purchase or compensation money payable to the land company all the estate right and interest of the land company in the lands described in the Eirst Schedule to this Act and delineated on a plan which has been signed by William George Mount Esquire the Chairman of the Committee of the House of Commons to whom the Bill for this Act was referred. For the protection of the land company the following provisions shall apply and have effect (that is to say): (a) Erom and after the execution of the conveyance and the vesting in the Council of the rights and interest of the land company over the lands described in the Eirst Schedule to this Act the Council shall preserve open and unbuilt upon so much of the South Promenade as is included in the said conveyance and shall at their own expense maintain and keep in good order the road and footpaths thereon and the said esplanade and the sea. wall bounding the same : 4 [59 & 60 Vict.] Saint Anne's - on - the - Sea [Ch. CCXlviii.] Improvement Act, 1896. (b) The Council shall at their own expense from time to time a.D. i89fi. as the land beyond Claremont Villas shall be let for building purposes'by the land company extend make and complete the South Promenade carriage road and footpath beyond Claremont Villas up to and co-extensive with the land so from time to time let and shall take over the...

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