96 Effect of resolution adopting long-term plan or annual plan

(1)

The effect of a long-term plan and an annual plan adopted by a local authority is to provide a formal and public statement of the local authority’s intentions in relation to the matters covered by the plan.

(2)

A resolution to adopt a long-term plan or an annual plan does not constitute a decision to act on any specific matter included within the plan.

(3)

Subject to section 80, and except as provided in section 97, a local authority may make decisions that are inconsistent with the contents of any long-term plan or annual plan.

(4)

No person is entitled to require a local authority to implement the provisions of a long-term plan or an annual plan.

(5)

This section applies subject to Part 4A of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002.

Section 96 heading: amended, on 27 November 2010, by section 49 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 124).

Section 96(1): amended, on 27 November 2010, by section 49 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 124).

Section 96(2): amended, on 27 November 2010, by section 49 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 124).

Section 96(3): amended, on 27 November 2010, by section 49 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 124).

Section 96(4): amended, on 27 November 2010, by section 49 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 124).

Section 96(5): added, on 28 June 2006, by section 15(2) of the Local Government (Rating) Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 28).