1990 CHAPTER xvii
( 1 ) The Crystal Palace and Park, comprising approximately 200 acres, were vested in the London County Council by virtue of the London County Council (Crystal Palace) Act 1951: [1951 c.xxviii]
(2) By the Local Government Reorganisation (Property etc.) Order 1986 [S.l. 1986/148] the Crystal Palace and Park were transferred to the London borough of Bromley:
(3) The London borough of Bromley is under the management and local government of the Bromley Borough Council (hereinafter called "the Council"):
(4) It is expedient that the Council should be empowered to lease land at Crystal Palace and Park to promote the use and enjoyment of the said Crystal Palace and Park by the public:
(5) The purposes of this Act cannot be effected without the authority of Parliament:
(6) In relation to the promotion of the Bill for this Act the requirements of section 239 of the Local Government Act 1972 have been observed: [1972 c.70]
May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted, by the Queen'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 that is to say:-
1. This Act may be cited as the Bromley London Borough Council (Crystal Palace) Act 1990.
2. In this Act -
"the Act of 1951" means the London County Council (Crystal Palace)
Act 1951; [1951 c. xxviii]
"the Council" means the council of the London borough of Bromley;
"Crystal Palace and Park" has the same meaning as in the Act of 1951;
"the green land" and "the pink land" mean the land delineated on the signed plan and thereon shown coloured green and pink respectively;
"the relevant land" means the green land and the pink land, being land vested in, controlled and managed by the Council and forming part of the Crystal Palace and Park;
"the signed plan" means the plan signed in triplicate by Mr. Graham Allen the Chairman of the Committee of the House of Commons to whom the Bill for this Act was referred, one copy of which has been deposited at each of the following offices:-
(a) the office of the Clerk of the Parliaments, House of Lords;
(b) the Private Bill Office, House of Commons; and
(c) the office of the Borough Secretary of the Council.
[Land at Crystal Palace]
3.-1) Notwithstanding the provisions of the Act of 1951 or of any other enactment the Council may, for the purpose of or in connection with the provision of an hotel, restaurant, shops, licensed premises, leisure facilities, entertainment facilities or other associated uses on such terms and conditions as may be agreed-
(a ) lease all or any of the relevant land for a term not exceeding 125 years;
(b) grant easements, rights, privileges or licences as may be required-(i) for the provision of underground services, and
(ii) for the emergency services; in respect of land within the Crystal Palace and Park.
(2) Nothing in this section shall authorise the provision of an hotel, restaurant, shops, licensed premises, leisure facilities, entertainment facilities or other associated uses on the green land.
(3) Not more than one-half of the total area of the pink land may be covered with buildings which, but for the provisions of this Act, may not be constructed on the pink land.
[Construction of buildings]
4. The principal building to be constructed in any development of the pink land consequent upon the provisions of this Act shall reflect the architectural style of the original Crystal Palace.
[Access for the public]
5.-1) There shall be access without charge for the public from Crystal Palace Parade to the public area of the Crystal Palace and Park.
(2) The access so provided shall be open to the public when the public area of Crystal Palace and Park is open to the public.
(3) The above provisions shall apply unless the Council gives its prior consent in writing to the temporary closure of this route.
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