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Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 (2003 asp 1).

United Kingdom
Territorial subdivision
Document type
Long title
An Act of the Scottish Parliament to provide anew about the way in which local authorities discharge their functions and about the local provision of certain public services; to give local authorities power to do things which they consider will advance well-being; to provide exemptions and reliefs from non-domestic rates in relation to certain lands and heritages; to confer power on the Scottish Ministers to combine certain lands and heritages for the purposes of assessing rateable value; to require local authorities to prepare, and endeavour to implement, a plan relating to the carrying out of their waste disposal and collection functions; to make new provision about the capital expenditure of those authorities and about the making of capital grants to them; to make some miscellaneous provisions connected with the functions of local authorities; and for connected purposes.
Agricultural & rural development, Environment gen.
Institution Subsidy/incentive Pollution control Waste management Environmental planning Policy/planning
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
This Act (except this section, section 42(1) and (2) and section 50 above) comes into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may by order made by statutory instrument appoint; and different days may be so appointed for different purposes.

The Act contains provisions in relation to Best Value within local authorities; local authority trading powers; the Community Planning process; the promotion and improvement of well-being; and certain miscellaneous provisions concerned with local government. The provisions in the Act will in the main impact most directly on local authorities but particular aspects of the Act also relate to certain other public bodies. Section 28 establishes a mandatory rate relief scheme for lands and buildings used for non-agricultural purposes on what had previously been agricultural lands and buildings. Section 34 inserts several new sections after section 44 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c.43). References to section numbers below are to the new sections of the 1990 Act relating to: Duty of the local authorities to prepare integrated waste management plan, approval of integrated waste management plan, implementation of integrated waste management plan and the modification of integrated waste management plan.

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References - Legislation


Special Waste Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 972 of 1996).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1996

Keyword: Pollution control, Hazardous substances, Waste disposal, Data collection/reporting, Waste management