(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations make provision, in relation to Wales, for existing facilities which may form part of a quality partnership scheme. Quality partnership schemes are introduced by Part II of the Transport Act 2000.
Regulation 3 provides that existing facilities may not form part of a quality partnership scheme where they were first provided more than ten years before notice of the proposed scheme is given. If an existing facility was provided more than five years but less than ten years before notice of the proposed scheme is given, it may form part of a quality partnership scheme providing no objection, which has not been withdrawn, is made by any person who is relying on that facility in providing a local service.
Regulation 4 provides that any objection for the purposes of regulation 3(2) must be made in writing or by electronic means and must be served on the appropriate authority within the time specified in the notice given under section 115(1).
Regulation 5 provides that an authority must, when it gives notice of a proposed scheme, specify the date on which it believes each relevant facility was first provided and the date by which any objection may be made, which may not be less than 42 days after the date on which the notice is published.