2 Joint planning boards
2 Joint planning boards

(1)     If it appears to the Secretary of State that it is expedient that a joint board should be established as the county planning authority for the areas or parts of the areas of any two or more county councils or as the district planning authority for the areas or parts of the areas of any two or more district councils, he may by order—

(a)     constitute those areas or parts as a united district for the purposes of this Act; and

(b)     constitute a joint board . . . as the county planning authority or, as the case may be, the district planning authority for that united district.

[(1A)     Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to Wales.

(1B)     If it appears to the Secretary of State that it is expedient that a joint board should be established as the local planning authority for two or more areas, each of which is the whole or part of a Welsh county or county borough, he may by order—

(a)     constitute those areas or parts as a united district for the purposes of this Act; and

(b)     constitute a joint board as the local planning authority for that united district.