ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1 Short title
Establishment and Functions of the Corporation
3 Establishment of Urban Development Corporation
4 Functions of the Corporation
5 Ministerial directions
6 Appointment of secretary and other officers, servants and agents
7 Funds and resources of the Corporation
8 Borrowing powers
10 Reserve fund
11 Accounts and audit
12 Annual report and estimates
Transfer of property to Corporation
13 Transfer of property to Corporation
Designation of areas, and consequential powers and duties
14 Designation orders
15 Plans of development
16 Acquisition of land
17 Corporation may require information as to ownership, etc, of premises
18 Power of entry for survey and valuation
19 Powers of dealing with land and buildings
20 [Deleted by Act 28 of 2003 s 2.]
21 Laying out and development of designated areas
23 Removal or alteration of apparatus of statutory undertakers
24 Extinguishment of rights of way, easements, etc
25 Transfer of undertakings of Corporation
26 Revocation of designation orders; consequential provisions
THE URBAN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ACT
[Date of Commencement: 21st March, 1968]
17 of 1968
28 of 2003.
Preliminary (sections 1-2)
This Act may be cited as the Urban Development Corporation Act.
In this Act unless the context otherwise requires-
"chairman'' means the chairman of the Corporation and includes any person for the time being performing the functions of chairman;
"the Corporation" means the Urban Development Corporation established under section 3;
"designated area" means any area of land owned by the Corporation or to be acquired by the Corporation designated under section 14;
"development" includes re-development;
"financial year" means such period of twelve months as the Corporation with the approval of the Minister may determine to be its financial year, so, however, that the first financial year shall be the period commencing with the commencement of this Act and ending with such day as may be fixed by the Corporation with the approval of the Minister;
"functions" includes powers and duties;
"local authority" means-
(a) in relation to the parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew, the Council of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation as constituted under the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation Act; and
(b) in relation to any other parish, the Parish Council of such parish;
"owner", in relation to land, means a person who is for the time being entitled to dispose of the fee simple of the land whether in possession or in reversion, and includes a person holding or entitled to the rents and profits under a lease or agreement, the unexpired term whereof exceeds three years;
"statutory undertakers" means persons authorised by any law to carry on any transport undertaking by land, air or water, or any undertaking for the supply of electricity, gas, hydraulic power or water, or any telephone service.
Establishment and Functions of the Corporation (sections 3-6)
(1) There shall be established for the purposes of this Act a body to be called the Urban Development Corporation.
(2)The provisions of the First Schedule shall have effect with respect to the constitution of the Corporation and otherwise in relation thereto.
(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act the Corporation shall have power to carry out or secure the laying out and development of areas designated under section 14.
(2) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Corporation may, for the purpose of performing any of its functions under this Act, do anything and enter into any transaction which, in the opinion of the Corporation, is necessary to ensure the proper performance of its functions.
(3) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of subsections (1) and (2) the Corporation may-
(a) acquire, manage and dispose of land whether within or outside any designated area;
(b) lay out, construct and maintain roads, construct and maintain buildings and carry out such other building and engineering operations as may appear to it to be necessary or desirable in, on, over or under land within any designated area,
(c) provide and maintain car parks, piers, public parks, public gardens and other public amenities within any designated area;
(d) carry on any business or undertaking for the development of any designated area;
(e) contribute to local authorities and statutory undertakers sums in respect of expenditure incurred by such authorities and undertakers in respect of their functions in connection with the development of any designated area;
(f) engage in any other activity designed to promote the development of any designated area.
(4) The Corporation shall, in performing any of its functions under this Act, take such action as may be necessary and practicable to ensure the preservation of sites and objects of architectural or historic interest.
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