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Playing Fields (Community Involvement in Disposal Decisions) (Wales) Measure 2010

The Playing Fields (Community Involvement in Disposal Decisions) (Wales) Measure 2010 (‘the Measure’) makes provision in relation to community involvement in decisions by local authorities in Wales about whether to dispose of playing fields. It confers a power on the Welsh Ministers to make regulations that would allow the involvement of communities in decisions by local authorities about the way in which they dispose of land that consists of or forms part of a playing field. A playing field is defined as an open space that has been marked or set aside for sport or similar recreational activity, at any time.

The Explanatory Notes to the Measure provide detailed commentary on the various provisions.

Coming into force

The Measure came into force on 15 December 2010, which is the day the Measure received Royal Approval, in accordance with section 5(2).

Subordinate legislation made under the Measure:

TitleCitation numberMaking dateComing into force dateSupporting date
The Playing Fields (Community Involvement in Disposal Decisions) (Wales) Regulations 20152015 No. 1403 (W. 139)22 June 20151 October 2015Explanatory Memorandum

Consideration of the legislation by the Senedd

The Measure was introduced on 18 July 2008 by Dai Lloyd AM. The Measure was passed by Senedd Cymru (known then as the National Assembly for Wales) on 6 October 2010.

More information about the Measure is available on the Senedd website including a record of the passage of the Measure through the Senedd and the Explanatory Memorandum which was prepared by the Welsh Government (at introduction). 

The Measure received Royal Approval on 15 December 2010.

Related articles or material

Welsh Government Statutory Guidance to County and County Borough Councils, Community and Town Councils and National Park Authorities in Wales  – July 2015 

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20 February 2024