Laws

Laws about Brighton and Hove

THE CITY AND ITS ADMINISTRATION

Other categories of laws:
Transport: railways, trams, trolleys, roads
Utilities: water, gas, electricity

For notes about presentation, see introduction.
18th CENTURY
1772
[Brighton Street Act]
13 Geo III c.34

1773
[Brighton Town Act]
13 Geo III c.34
Established 64 town commissioners with powers to pave, light and clean streets; hold a daily market; regulate the market, nuisances and signs in the streets; build and repair groynes, etc. A rate of up to 3s (15p) in the £ could be levied, coal landed on the beach could be taxed to pay for sea defences and up to £3,000 could be borrowed to build the market hall. Residents had to sweep the pavement before their houses daily between 8:00 and 10:00 am except on Sundays. The Act banned animal slaughtering in the streets.

1794
Thomas Western's estate: vesting estate in Essex and settling another in lieu
34 Geo III c.25
Western owned the Withdean Estate, which was bought by William Roe in 1794.

19th CENTURY
1800
Scrase's Estate Act
An Act for enabling Trustees to enfranchise certain Copyhold Estates in the Manor of Brighthelmstone, and to grant Leases of certain of certain other Tenements, devised by [Charles Scrase's] Will.
39&40 Geo III c.117
Royal Assent 30 March 1800

1803
Brighton Chapel of Ease Act
43 Geo III c.91

1809
Stanmer (Sussex) and Falmer Parishes Amalgamation and exchange of land with Thomas Earl of Chichester
49 Geo III c.109
A Private Act

1810
[Brighthelmstone Improvement]
50 Geo III c.38
aka Brighton Town Act
Increased the number of town commissioners from 64 to 106; local MPs, lords of the manor, the vicar and the high constable were also appointed commissioners ex officio. Replacements on the death or resignation of commissioners were to be elected by rate-payers. The commissioners were to appoint constables, watchmen and beadles and the Directors and Guardians of the Poor, previously the responsibility of the parish. Powers included naming and numbering of streets; licensing bathing machines, hackney carriages and sedan chairs; regulating weights and measures and sewers; road widening and improvement and construction of a town hall. Thatched buildings were banned and new-build householders had to provide pavements at their own expense. Rubbish and night-soil could not be dumped in the streets or sewers or on the beach. Games were not allowed in the streets.
Repealed by Brighthelmstone Improvement and Poor Relief Act 1825 c.179.

1822
Brighthelmstone Suspension Pier Act
3 Geo IV c.102

1824
Erection of a chapel at Brighthelmston (Sussex)
5 Geo IV c.11
A Private Act

1825
Brighthelmston Chapels Act
6 Geo IV c.122

Brighthelmston Improvement and Poor Relief Act
An Act for the better regulating, paving, improving and managing the Town of Brighthelmston, in the County of Sussex, and the Poor thereof.
6 Geo IV c.179
aka Brighton Town Act
Royal Assent 22 June 1825
Increased the number of town commissioners from 106 to 116, removed the ex officio appointees and mandated annual elections among rate-payers to replace or re-elect 16 commissioners who had to resign each year. Rate-payers were also given the responsibility of electing guardians of the poor. Other powers included construction of a town hall (opened 1832), a market, a prison and tollgates at the town boundaries; watering of streets and provision of a fire-engine, corn, hay and cattle markets; closure of slaughterhouses that caused a nuisance. The tax on coal landed from the sea was extended to coal brought in by road.
Repealed (except for ss.260-262) by Brighton Commiosisoners Transfer Act 1855 c.6.

1826
Brighthelmston Chapels of Ease Act
7 Geo IV c.3

1828
Hove Chapel of Ease Act
9 Geo IV c.15

1830
Hove Improvement Act
11 Geo IV c.16
aka Brunswick Square and Brunswick Terrace Improvement Act
Allowed the proprietors and inhabitants to pave, drain and light the Brunswick Town area, administered by the Brunswick Town Commissioners.

1835
Unification of Stanmer rectory and Falmer vicarage and exchange of the parsonage house, vicarage house and Stanmer glebe for land belonging to the Earl of Chichester, on which a new parsonage house has been built
4&5 Will IV c.21

1839
Brighton Cemetery Act
2&3 Vict c.96

1840
[Brighton and New Shoreham Small Debts Recovery]
3&4 Vict c.10
Repealed by County Courts Act 1846 c.95 and Order in Council 9 March 1847.

1849
Chaloner and Eliza Ogle's marriage settlement: enabling the trustees to grant leases of the estates and hereditaments at Patcham (Sussex)
12&13 Vict c.11
A Private Act

Royal Pavilion, Brighton, &c, Act
12&13 Vict c.102
A Public rather than Local Act.

1850
Brighton Improvement (Purchase of the Royal Pavilion and Grounds) Act
An Act to enable the Commissioners acting under an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, for better regulating, paving, improving and managing the Town of Brighthelmston in the County of Sussex and the Poor thereof, to purchase, improve, and manage the Royal Pavilion at Brighton and the Grounds thereof, and to enlarge, extend, and apply the Powers and Provisions of the same Act with reference thereto.
13&14 Vict c.5
Royal Assent 17 May 1850
Allowed the town to buy the Royal Pavilion from the Crown for £53,000.
Repealed by Brighton Commissioners Transfer Act 1855 c.6.w

1851
Brighton Extramural Cemetery Company's Act
14&15 Vict c.98
Repealed (except s.9) by Brighton Corporation Act 1954 c.53.

Brunswick Square Improvement and Extension Act
14&15 Vict c.140

1855
[Brighton Commissioners Transfer]
18&19 Vict c.6
The town commissioners were abolished as from 29 May 1855, all powers being transferred to the new town council.
Repealed by the Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109.

Incorporation of Brighton Act
18&19 Vict c.31
Established a corporation of a mayor, 12 aldermen and 36 councillors with control over the new police force, with quarter sessions and a coroner.

1858
Hove Improvement Act
21&22 Vict c.120
Established the West Hove Improvement Commissioners to oversee the area not covered by the Brunswick Town Commissioners (see 1830), with an optional exemption for the Bellingham, Stanford, Vallance and Wisden estates. Hove Police Commissioners were also created for the whole parish of Hove, with six Commissioners from Brunswick Town and four from West Hove.
All but s.54 repealed by Hove Commissioners Act 1873, c95.

1866
Brighton West Pier Act
29&30 Vict c.361
Incorporated the Brighton West Pier Company.

1867
[Brighton Pavilion]
30&31 Vict c.22
Repealed by Local Government Board Provisional Order Confirmation (No 8) Act 1891, c70 and Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109.

1869
[Brighton Aquarium and Improvements]
32&33 Vict c 88
Repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1901 c.224.

1871
Stanford's Estate Act
34&35 Vict
A private Act

1873
[Brighton Aquarium (Capital)]
36&37 Vict c.26
Repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1901 c.224.

Hove Commissioners Act
36&37 Vict c.95
Amalgamated the Brunswick Town and West Hove Commissioners with the Hove Police Commissioners into a single body, as a protection against takeover by Brighton.

[Brighton Borough Extension]
36&37 Vict c.125
Incorporated into Brighton 905 acres of Preston to the east of Dyke Road.
Repealed by the Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109.

1874
The Withdean Estate Act
37&38 Vict
A private Act

Education Department Provisional Order Confirmation (No 2) Act
37&38 Vict c.153
Confirmed Brighton Order [qv]

1875
Education Department Provisional Order Confirmation (Brighton) Act
38&39 Vict c.8
Confirmed Brighton Order [qv]

1876
[Brighton Pavilion Acts Amendment]
An Act for amending the Act (Local) of the thirteenth year of Her present Majesty, chapter five, commonly known as the Brighton Improvement (Purchase of Royal Pavilion, &c.) Act; and for other purposes.
39&40 Vict c.34
Repealed by Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 8) 1891 c.70 and Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109

1876 continued
Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (Aberavon, &c) Act
An Act to confirm certain Provisional Orders of the Local Government Board relating to the Boroughs of Aberavon, Andover, Brighton, and Burnley, the Districts of Merthyr Tydvil and Pensarn, the Rural Sanitary District of the Tadcaster Union, and the Borough of Truro.
39&40 Vict c.87
Confirmed Brighton Order 1876.
Repealed by Brighton Coproration Act 1931 c.109.

1877
Hove Commissioners Act
An Act for conferring further Powers on the Hove Commissioners; and for other purposes.
40&41 Vict c.168
Includes addition of part of Aldrington to Hove.
Repealed by Hove Corporation Act 1947 c.30.

1878
[Brighton Aquarium (Capital)]
An Act to enable the Brighton Aquarium Company to raise additional Capital.
41&42 Vict c.2
Repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1901, c.224.

Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (Abergavenny Union, &c) Act
41&42 Vict c.164
Confirms Brighton order 1878 [qv]

1879
Education Department Provisional Orders Confirmation (Brighton and Preston, &c) Act
42&43 Vict c.58
Confirms Brighton and Preston Order 1879 [qv].

Goldsmid Estate Act 42&43 Vict
A private Act

1883
[Preston Park]
An Act to authorise the carrying into effect of an arrangement for the Sale to and Purchase by the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of Brighton for the purpose of a Public Park of certain Lands part of the Estates in the County of Sussex devised by the Will of William Stanford Esquire and for other purposes.
46&47 Vict c.6
Relates to Preston Park.
Repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109.

Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (No.5)
46&47 Vict c.136
Confirms the Hove Order 1883 [qv]

Brighton Marine Kursaal Act
An Act to incorporate a Company for making a Pier Head and other works in connexion therewith at the seaward end of the Chain Pier Brighton in the county of Sussex; to enable the Company to hold shares in the Chain Pier Company; to acquire the undertaking of the Chain Pier Company; and for other purposes.
46&47 Vict c.201
[Summary] Incoproration of Company; Construction of Pier Head with Saloons and other Accommodation thereon at end of Chain Pier at Brighton; Power to Acquire and Improve the Chain Pier; Tolls and Charges; Power to Sell or Lease Undertaking; Agreements with Corporation of Brighton, &c; Amendment of Acts. [London Gazette, 29 November 1881, 6424]
A plan to create a building at the end of the Brighthelmston Suspension Pier (Chain Pier) extending 200 feet further into the sea and 300 ft wide 'with all necessary works and conveniences thereon for the landing, embarking and accommodation of passengers, and the erection of saloons, baths, reading, dining, refreshment and other rooms, and erections thereon'. Promoters of the scheme were the Brighton Corporation, Brighton Aquarium Company and the London Brighton and South Coast Railway Company.

1884
Pier and Harbour Orders Confirmation Act
47&48 Vict c.216
Confirms a Hove Pier Order

[Brighton Improvement]
An Act to increase the number of Aldermen and Councillors of the Borough of Brighton; to authorise the Corporation of the said Borough to make and maintain certain Works and Improvements to provide a New Market to regulate the Race-course and certain Squares and Enclosed Places and Burial Grounds to purchase Lands and to make further provision for the good Government of the Borough and to borrow further moneys; and for other purposes.
47&48 Vict c.262
The freeholds of several open garden enclosures were taken over by the corporation through compulsory purchase, including Regency Square and the extension to St Nicholas churchyard.
Repealed by the Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109

Hallett's Estate Act 42&43 Vict
A private Act

1886
[Brighton Corporation Loans]
An Act to authorise the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the borough of Brighton to consolidate their Loans and create Corporation Stock and for other purposes.
49&50 Vict c.64
Royal Assent 25 June 1886
Repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109.

[Brighton Improvement]
49&50 Vict c.262
[Summary] Construction of an Provisions as to Embankments, Swimming Baths, and Improvements; Compulsory Purchase of and Provisions as to Lands, Transfer to Corporation of North Enclosures; Provisions as to same, and Race Course, Parks and Recreation Grounds, and Public Places; and as to Infectious Diseases, and Sanitary and Police Matters, and Drainage and Buildings, and Roads; Bye-Laws [concerning slaughter-houses, food safety, noises and advertisements in streets, common lodging-house registration]; Application of Funds; Levying Rates and Charges; Borrowing of Money; Corporation Stock; Power to lend Money to other Authorities; Amendment of Act, &c, &c. [London Gazette, 22 Nov 1895, 6548ff]

1888
Local Government Act
51&52 Vict c.41
Created the County Borough of Brighton in the administrative county of East Sussex.

Brighton Marine Palace and Pier Act
An Act to incorporate and to confer powers upon the Brighton Marine Palace and Pier Company and for other purposes.
51&52 Vict c.172
Royal Assent 7 August 1888
Permitted the company to be capitalised by 15,000 shares at £10 and to construct a pier 666 yards long, to be completed within five years. The company was also required to remove the Chain Pier at its own expense.

1890
Brighton West Pier Act
An Act to incorporate a Company to purchase and acquire the Undertaking of the Brighton West Pier Company to authorise the widening and extension of the Brighton West Pier and for other purposes.
53&54 Vict c.62
Royal Assent 4 July 1890
Incorporated the West Pier Company to replace the Brighton West Pier Company established by the 1866 Act.

Local Government Board's Provisional Order Confirmation (Artizans and Labourers Dwellings) (No. 2) Act
An Act to confirm a Provisional Order of the Local Government Board under the provisions of the Artizans and Labourers Dwellings Improvement Acts, 1875 to 1885, relating to the Borough of Brighton.
53&54 Vict c.175
Confirmed Brighton (Artizans) Order 1890

Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation Act
53&54 Vict c.186
Confirmed Hove Electric Lighting Order 1890

1891
Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (No. 8) Act
An Act to confirm certain Provisional Orders of the Local Government Board relating to the Urban Sanitary Districts of Brighton, Cheltenham, Linthwaite, Southport, and Waltham-Holy-Cross.
54&55 Vict c.70

Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (Housing of Working Classes)
An Act to confirm certain Provisional Orders of the Local Government Board under the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890, relating to the Urban Sanitary Districts of Brighton and Salford.
54&55 Vict c.213

1893
Brighton Marine Palace and Pier Act
56&57 Vict c.155
Royal Assent 27 July 1893

1894
Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 10)
57&58 Vict c.122
Confirmed Brighton Order 1894.

1896
Education Department Provisional Orders Confirmation (Acton, &c)
59&60 Vict c.164
Confirmed Brighton and Preston (Sussex) Order 1896.

Brighton Marine Palace and Pier Act
59&60 Vict c.202
Royal Assent 7 August 1896
Extended the deadline for completion of the Palace Pier by three years to 7 January 1900.

[Brighton Corporation]
59&60 Vict c.221
Royal Assent 7 August 1896
Repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109.

1899
Local Government Board's Provisional Order Confirmation (Housing of Working Classes) Act
62&63 Vict c.115
Confirmed Brighton (Housing of Working Classes) Order 1899

Local Government Board's Provisional Order Confirmation (No 9) Act
62&63 Vict c.147
Confirmed Portslade and Southwick Outfall Sewerage Order 1899

20th CENTURY
1900
Education Board Provisional Orders Confirmation (Brighton and Preston United District, &c) Act
63&64 Vict c.59
Confirmed Brighton and Preston (Sussex) School Board Order.

Local Government Board's Provisional Order Confirmation (No 5) Act
63&64 Vict c.175
Confirmed Hove Order 1900; repealed by East Sussex Act 1981 c.25.

1901
Brighton Corporation Act
1 Edw VII c.224
Royal Assent 9 August 1901
[Summary] Transfer to Corporation of Brighton Aquarium [the Brighton Aquarium Company Limited was in liquidation ]; Extension of and Further Powers as to Aquarium; Street Improvements [widening of York Place and London Road, Surrey Street and Marine Parade, narrowing of Madeira-road]; Compulsory Purchase of and Powers as to Parks [on Withdean Estate land in the parish of Patcham agreed to be acquired by Brighton Corporation], Sanitation [including underground public conveniences], Drainage, Infectious Disease, Milk Supply, Ice-cream Vendors, and Processions; Provisions as to Consolidation, Assessment, &c. of Rates; Transfer of Powers, &c, of Vestries and Burial Board; Appointment of Assistant Overseers and Rate Collectors by Corporation; Bye-laws; Power to Advertise; top Establish Insurance Funds; as to Bands, Electric Apparatus, and Tramways; Borrowing of Money; Rates; Corporation Stock; Amendment of Acts; &c. [London Gazette, 20 November 1900, 7181ff]
Repealed (saving) by Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109.

1903
[Brighton Corporation]
3 Edw VII c.225
Royal Assent 11 August 1903
[Summary] Construction of Tramways in Brighton, Hove and Preston Rural; Use of Mechanical Power on such Tramways and Powers in Relation to other Tramways; Tolls, Rates, &c; Agreements with Corporation of Hove and other Authorities and Companies as to Construction, Leasing, and Working, &c, of the Tramways; Construction of Street Improvements in Borough and Subway at Southwick; Compulsory Purchase of and Powers as to Lands, Easements, &c; Powers as to Omnibuses; Extension of Electric Supply Limits to Places Outside Borough; Rates, &c; Breaking Up of Streets, &c; Provisions as to Supply of Electricity; Transfer to Brighton Corporation of Powers of Overseers in Brighton and Preston; Constituting Corporation Burial Board for Preston Parish; Application of Funds and Borrowing of Money, and Provisions as to Sinking Funds; Provisions as to Infectious Diseases and Projections in Streets; Agreements with and Powers to Local Authorities and other Bodies as to Electric Supply; Powers to West Sussex County Council and other Local Authorities and the Corporation and the Duke of Norfolk with respect to Norfolk Bridge; Borrowing of Money, Levying of Rates, and Application of Funds by such County Council and other Local Authorities and Bodies; Amendment and Repeal of Acts, &c. [London Gazette, 21 November 1902, 7680ff]
Repealed (saving) by Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109.

1904
Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 1) Act
4 Edw VII c.62
Confirmed Brighton Pavilion Order 1904.

1906
Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 1) Act
6 Edw VII c.100
Confirmed Hove Orders (nos 1 and 2)

1909
[East Sussex County Council]
9 Edw VII c.38
Repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109.

1910
Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 8) Act
10 Edw VII & 1 Geo V c.85
Confirmed Brighton Order 1910.

1911
Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 1) Act
1&2 Geo V c.140
Confirmed Brighton Order 1911.

Pier and Harbour Orders Confirmation (No 2) Act
1&2 Geo V c.163
Confirmed Brighton Marine Palace and Pier Order 1911.

1912
[Brighton Corporation]
2&3 Geo V c.57
Royal Assent 7 August 1912
[Summary] Power to Corporation to Use Trolley Vehicles Within and Outside the Borough, and to Construct the Necessary Equipment therefor; Power to Board of Trade to Authorize Additional Routes of Trolley Vehicles; Shelters and Waiting Rooms in Streets, &c.; Power to Supply Electrical Energy for Trolley System; Powers to Hove Corporation as to Construction and Working of Trolley System in Hove; Working, &c, Agreements with Hove Corporation and other Local Authorities; Running Powers to Corporation over other Trolley Vehicle Systems; Power to Run Motor Omnibuses and Agreements with Hove Corporation for Joint Working; Extension of Area of Supply for Electrical Energy; Power to Lay Down Telephonic and Signalling Communication; Appropriation of Portion of Northern Enclosure of Victoria Gardens for Street Works; Bye-laws; Power to Advertise Attractions of Borough [on the rates]; Breaking, Stopping Up Streets, &c; Tolls, Fares, &c; Bye-laws relating to Baths and Washhouses; Establishment of Accident Fund; Temporary Loans; Application of Funds, and Borrowing Powers to Brighton and Hove Corporations and other Local Authorities; Repeal and Amendment of Acts, &c. [London Gazette, 24 November 1911, 8772ff]
Describes trolley routes.
Repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109.

Hove Corporation Act
2&3 Geo V, c. 60
Royal Assent 7 August 1912
Repealed (except s.54) by Hove Corporation Act 1947 c.30.

Pier and Harbour Orders Confirmation (No 4) Act
2&3 Geo V c.157
Confirmed Hove Pier Order 1912.

1913
Brighton Corporation Act
3&4 Geo V c.46
An Act to authorise the transfer to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the county borough of Brighton of the powers vested in the Brighton, Hove, and Preston United Omnibus Company, Limited, under the Brighton, Hove, and District Railless Traction Act, 1911, and to sanction and confirm the purchase by the Corporation of lands adjoining the borough in the parishes of Ovingdean and Rottingdean; and for other purposes.
Royal Assent 15 August 1913
[Summary] Transfer to Corporation of Undertaking authorized by the Brighton, Hove and District Railless Traction Act, 1911; Power to Work Transferred Undertaking; Extension of Time; Power to Construct New Trolley Vehicle Routes; Abandonment of Certain Routes; Power to Lay Down Trolley Vehicle Equipment; Incorporation of Provisions of Brighton Corporation Act 1912; Supply of Electric Energy to Trolley Vehicles; Power to Run Motor Omnibuses; Power to Construct Elementary School Outside Borough [north of Loder Road]; Power to Appropriate Portion of Old Steine Gardens for Street Works; Power to Purchase Lands in Ovingdean, Rottingdean, and Falmer ['East Brighton Estate', 1,067 acres]; Power to Lay Out and Improve and Sell and Lease Lands and Appropriation of Same for Various Purchases; Power to Utilize Trust Funds Under the Will of William Edmund Davies and Proceeds of Race Grounds and Queen's Park in connection with Lands Purchased; Breaking and Stopping Up of Streets in County Borough of Brighton and Parishes of Ovingdean and Rottingdean; Tolls, Fares, etc; Bye-laws; Application of Funds and Borrowing Powers; Repeal and Amendment of Acts. [London Gazette, 22 November 1912, 8769ff]
Repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109.

Hove Corporation Act
3&4 Geo V c.53
Royal Assent 15 August 1913
[Summary] As to purchase of undertaking of Hove Electric Lighting Company and Vesting Thereof in the Corporation; Corporation to carry on Undertaking and to Generate and Supply Electricity; Extension of Limits of Supply of Electricity and Application of Hove Electric Lighting Order, 1890, and Hove (Aldrington) Electric Lighting Order, 1898; Consolidation, &c, of Areas under said Orders, and further powers in reference thereto; Generating Stations; Supply of Electrical Fittings; Attachment of Brackets to Buildings; as to Defective Meters; Power to Execute Street Works, &c, and to take Lands; Extension of Jurisdiction of Magistrates, &c, to Hove Park and Hove Recreation Ground; Further Powers with Regard to Streets, Buildings and Sewers; Provisions as to Infectious Disease and Sanitary Provisions [including ice-cream premises]; Construction of Bandstands and Seats South of Brunswick-terrace; Advertising Attractions of Borough [on the rates]; Prevention of Street Cries; Power to Make Bye-laws, &c; Temporary Loan; Additional Borrowing Powers; General Provisions; Repeal, Amendment, and Incorporation of Acts. [London Gazette, 22 November 1912, 8760ff]
The amount of revenue allowed from the letting of chairs was equivalent to the produce of a rate of ½d in the £ (0.2 per cent).

1914
Pier and Harbour Orders Confirmation (No 2) Act
4&5 Geo V c.181
Confirmed Brighton Marine Palace and Pier Order 1914.

1916
Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 1) Act
6&7 Geo V c.35
Confirmed Brighton Order 1916.

1920
Ministry of Health Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 6) Act
10&11 Geo V c.113
Confirmed Brighton Order 1920.

1921
Pier and Harbour Orders Confirmation (No 2) Act
11&12 Geo V c.67
Confirmed Brighton Marine Palace and Pier Order 1921.

1923
Ministry of Housing Provisional Order Confirmation (Brighton Extension) Act
13&14 Geo V c.46
Royal Assent 18 July 1923
Incorporated into Brighton County Borough 94 acres of Patcham developed by Brighton as the Moulsecoomb housing estate, which was also added to the parish of Preston.

1925
Pier and Harbour Orders Confirmation (No 2) Act
14&15 Geo V c.74
Confirmed Hove Pier Order 1921.

Ministry of Health Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 3) Act
14&15 Geo V c.78
Confirmed Brighton (Poor Law) Order 1925.

1926
Brighton (London Road) Congregational Chapel Charities Scheme Confirmation Act
15&16 Geo V c.26
Royal Assent 30 June 1926

Ministry of Health Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 4) Act
15&16 Geo V c.78
Confirmed Brighton Order 1925.

1927
Ministry of Health Provisional Order Confirmation (Hove Extension) Act
17&18 Geo V c.49
Confirmed Hove (Extension) Order 1927.

Brighton Corporation Act
17&18 Geo V c.81
Royal Assent 29 July 1927
The largest extension of the County Borough of Brighton, with effect from 1 April 1928, included the whole of Rottingdean and Ovingdean, much of Falmer parish (that part of the Moulsecoomb estate not added in 1923, plus Bevendean and the Falmer School site), the area to the east of Dyke Road Avenue and Devil's Dyke Road in Patcham and West Blatchington. Around Seven Dials, the boundary between Brighton and Hove was straightened by transferring land on either side of Dyke Road. [London Gazette, 26 November 1926, 7710ff; Sussex Daily News, 20 November 1926; Brighton and Hove Herald, 27 November 1926]

1928
Goldsmid Estate Act
18&19 Geo V c.1
Royal Assent 3 August 1928
A Private Act empowered Sir Osmond d'Avigdor-Goldsmid to resettle trust funds and a life policy, notwithstanding his life interest in the estate. [Evan James MacGillivray QC: Legal Notes, n.d but assumed to be 1929]

Ministry of Health Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 1) Act
18&19 Geo V c.10
Confirmed Brighton Order 1928.

1929
Ministry of Health Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 6)
19&20 Geo V c.10
Confirmed Brighton and Hove (Outfall Sewers) Order 1929.

1930

Ministry of Health Provisional Order Confirmation (Brighton) Act
20&21 Geo V c.146
Royal Assent 1 August 1930
Repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109.
Improvements to Racecourse. [London Gazette, 28 February 1930, 1315]

1931
Brighton Corporation Act
21&22 Geo V c.109
Royal Assent 30 September 1931
[Summary] Consolidation of local and Private Acts and Orders; water supply; omnibuses; extension of and provisions for electricity supply; new streets and widening, including main road to Newhaven; additional sea defences; Aquarium, Pavilion, libraries, museums, art galleries; disused burial grounds [Dyke Road, Queen's Road]; markets, street markets, slaughter houses [including prohibition of slaughtering in private slaughter houses], cold storage accommodation; Town Hall and other public buildings, racecourse, Preston Park, enclosed spaces and privileged houses; compulsory purchase of land for waterworks in Brighton, Falmer, Telscombe and Newhaven; street and estate layouts, building, signs, decorations, illumination; traffic, omnibus stands; prevention of noise, silencers for internal combustion engines, petrol licensing; employment agency licensing and regulation; miscellaneous financial provisions. [London Gazette, 26 November 1929, 7680ff and 9 December 1929, 7922ff; Sussex Daily News, 18 November 1929; Brighton and Hove Herald, 23 November 1929]
This Act repealed a considerable amount of previous legislation (see references above and under Utilities and Transport) that was consolidated here.

1932
Hove Pier Act
22&23 Geo V c.71
Royal Assent 12 July 1932

1936
Brighton Marine Palace and Pier Act
26 Geo V & 1 Edw VIII c.17
Royal Assent 9 April 1936
Repealed by Brighton Marine Palace and Pier Act 1987 c.6 and Brighton Marine Palace and Pier (Finance) Act 1987 c.16.

Brighton Corporation Act
26 Geo V & 1 Edw VIII c.67
Royal Assent 14 July 1936
Mostly repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1948 c.38. [Bill is at ESRO C/C/114/1/45]

1940
Brighton Marine Palace and Pier Act
3&4 Geo VI c.14
Royal Assent 22 May 1940

1947
Hove Corporation Act
10&11 Geo VI c.30
Royal Assent 31 July 1947
Repealed by East Sussex Act 1981 c.25.

1948
Brighton Corporation Act
11&12 Geo VI c.38
Royal Assent 30 July 1948
Mostly repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1960 c.35.

1951
Brighton Extension Act
14&15 Geo VI c.29
Royal Assent 1 August 1951
A large area to the north east of the town were transferred from the parishes of Falmer and Stanmer into the County Borough with effect from 1 April 1952, including Stanmer Park and village, Coldean and Old Boat Corner.
Mostly repealed by East Sussex Act 1981 c.25.

1952
Pier and Harbour Order (Brighton) Confirmation Act
15&16 Geo VI & 1 Eliz II c.24
Confirmed the Brighton Marine Palace and Pier Order 1952

1954
Pier and Harbour Order (Brighton) Confirmation Act
2&3 Eliz II c.31
Repealed by Brighton Marine Pal;ace and Pier Act 1987 c.6and Brighton Marine Palace and Pier (Finance) Act 1987 c.16.

Brighton Corporation Act
2&3 Eliz II c.53
Royal Assent 30 July 1954
Mostly repealed by East Sussex Act 1981 c.25.

1960
Brighton Corporation Act
8&9 Eliz II c.25
Royal Assent 29 July 1960
Repealed by East Sussex Act 1981 c.25.

1962
University of Sussex Act
10&11 Eliz II c.25

1965
Brighton Skydeck Act
1965 c.34
Royal Assent 5 August 1965

1966
[Brighton Corporation]
1966 c.37
Royal Assent 13 December 1966
Repealed by East Sussex Act 1981 c.25.

[Hove Corporation]
1966 c.38
Royal Assent 13 December 1966
Burials were wholly discontinued in St Andrew's Churchyard in 1956. There was provision for part of the land to be conveyed to the city council, which built a school on it. [London Gazette, 7 December 1965, 11460; 10 May 1966, 5568; Brighton and Hove Herald and Evening Argus, 6 May 1966, 13 May 1966]
In 1972, in order to build on the land, further provisions were made in a Bill of that year, 1972.

Repealed by East Sussex Act 1981 c.25.

1968
Brighton Marina Act
1968 c.2
Royal Assent 10 April 1968
The land reclaimed by the Marina was added to the borough on 31 March 1972.

1970
Brighton Corporation Act
1970 c.40
Royal Assent 23 July 1970
Mostly repealed by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1993 c.50.

1972
[St Andrew's, Hove, Churchyard]
1972 c.9
Repealed by East Sussex Act 1981 c.25.

Local Government Act
1972 c.70
Defined two-tier local government areas, Brighton remaining a county borough within the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex.

1975
Queen's Road Brighton, Burial Ground Act
1976 c.3
Allowed the clearance of graves in the churchyard on the corner of Queen's Road and Church Street

1976
Hove Borough Council Act
1976 c.15
Royal Assent 22 July 1976

1980
Pier and Harbour Order (Brighton West Pier) Confirmation Act
1980 c.19
Confirmed Brighton West Pier Order 1980.

1981
East Sussex Act
1981 c.25

1987
Brighton Marine Palace and Pier Act
1987 c.6
Royal Assent 2 March 1987

1987
Brighton Marine Palace and Pier (Finance, &c) Act
1987 c.16
Royal Assent 2 March 1987

1988
Brighton and Preston Cemetery Act
1988 c.17
Royal Assent 28 June 1988

1991
Brighton Marine Palace and Pier Act
1991 c.15
An Act to authorise the Brighton Marine Palace and Pier Company to construct works; and for other purposes.
Royal Assent 25 July 1991
Allowed the enlargement of the pier head./p3>

21st CENTURY
2013
Statute Law (Repeals) Act
2013 c.2
Royal Assent 31 January 2013
Repealed much 'spent' legislation including London, Lewes, and Brighton Railways Abandonment Act 1868, Brighton Rottingdean and Newhaven Direct Railway (Abandonment) Act 1894,. London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway Company (Rates and Charges) Order Confirmation Act 1891.
STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS
1958
SI 1958/720
Repealed Brighton and Hove (Outfall Sewers) Order 1929

1974
SI 1974/869 The Local Authorities (Armorial Bearings) Order
Permits the Borough Council of Brighton to use the armorial bearings of the former Corporation of the Borough of Brighton.

1979
SI 1979/1022 The Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) Order
Required Brighton & Hove Albion's Goldstone Football Ground to have a safety certificate under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975.

1992
SI 1992/2536 The Brighton Health Care National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Order

1994
SI 1994/23 The Brighton Health Care National Health Service Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order

SI 1994/1167 The Local Government Act 1988 (Defined Activities) (Exemption) (Brighton Borough Council and East Yorkshire Borough Council) Order

1995
SI 1995/1770 The East Sussex (Boroughs of Brighton and Hove) (Structural Change) Order
Prior to creation of the Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority.

1997
SI 1997/461 The East Sussex County Council (Boroughs of Brighton and Hove) (Staff Transfer) Order
Consequence of the creation of the Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority.

1998
SI 1998/3054 The East Brighton Education Action Zone Order

2001
SI 2001/3841 The East Brighton Education Action Zone (Extension and Variation) Order

SI 2001/4055 The City of Brighton and Hove (Electoral Changes) Order

2002
SI 2002/991 The Brighton and Hove City Primary Care Trust (Establishment) Order

SI 2002/1363 The Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals National Health Service Trust (Establishment) and the Mid Sussex National Health Service Trust (Dissolution) Order

2003
SI 2003/866 The Brighton Health Care National Health Service Trust (Change of Name) Order

2004
SI 2004/2894 The Brighton Health Care National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order

2007
SI 2007/1423 The Brighton West Pier Harbour Revision Order
Allows the Brighton West Pier Trust to grant leases for use of the pier and to levy charges for use of the pier (except in the case of passengers entering from a vessel).

ORDERS
1874
Brighton Order
Confirmed by Education Department Provisional Order Confirmation (No 2) Act

1875
Brighton Order
Confirmed by Education Department Provisional Order Confirmation (Brighton) Act

1876
Brighton Order
Confirmed by Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (Abergavenny Union, &c) Act

1879
Brighton and Preston Order
Concerns Brighton and Preston School Board, unified in 1881.

1883
Hove Order
Repealed by the East Sussex Act 1981 c25.

1890
Brighton (Artizans) Order

Hove Electric Lighting Order
Repealed by Hove Corporation Act 1913 c.53.

1891
Brighton Order
Confirmed by Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (Housing of Working Classes) Act 1891 c.213.

1894
Brighton Order
Confirmed by Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 10) Act 1891 c.122; repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109.

1896
Brighton and Preston (Sussex) Order
Concerned education.

1899
Brighton (Housing of Working Classes) Order
Confirmed by Local Government Board's Provisional Order Confirmation (Housing of Working Classes) Act c.115.

Portslade and Southwick Outfall Sewerage Order
Confirmed by Local Government Board's Provisional Order Confirmation (No 9) Act 1899 c.147.

1900
Brighton and Preston (Sussex) School Board Order
Education Board Provisional Orders Confirmation (Brighton and Preston United District, &c) Act 1900 c.59.

Hove Order
63&64 Vict c.175
Confirmed by Local Government Board's Provisional Order Confirmation (No 5) Act 1900 c.175; repealed by East Sussex Act 1981 c.25.

1904
Brighton Pavilion Order
Confirmed by Local Government Board's Provisional Order Confirmation (No 1) Act 1904 c.62; repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109.

1906
Hove Orders (nos 1 amd 2)
Confirmed by Local Government Board's Provisional Order Confirmation (No 1) Act 1906 c.100; repealed by East Sussex Act 1981 c.25.

1910
Brighton Order
Confirmed by Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 8) Act 1910 c.85; repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109.

1911
Brighton Order
Confirmed by Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 1) Act 1911 c.140; repealed by Ministry of Health Provisional Order Confirmation (No 6) Act 1920 c.113.

Brighton Marine and Palace Pier Provisional Order
Confirmed by Pier and Harbour Orders Confirmation (No 2) Act 1911 c.158.

1912
Hove Pier Order
Confirmed by Pier and Harbour Orders Confirmation (No 4) Act 1912 c.57; repealed by Hove Pier Act 1932 c.71.

1914
Brighton Marine Palace and Pier Order
Confirmed by Pier and Harbour Orders Confirmation (No 2) Act 1914 c.181.

1916
Brighton Order
Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 1) Act 1916 c.35; repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109.

1920
Brighton Order
Confirmed by Ministry of Health Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 6) Act c.113; repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109. [London Gazette, 20 January 1920, 841ff]

1921
Brighton Marine and Palace Pier Provisional Order
Confirmed by Pier and Harbour Orders Confirmation (No 2) Act 1921 c.67
[ESRO C/C/114/1/1]

1923
Brighton Extension Order
Confirmed by Ministry of Health Provisional Order Confirmation (Brighton Extension) Act 1923 c.46.

1925
Hove Pier Provisional Order
Confirmed by Pier and Harbour Orders Confirmation (No 2) Act 1925 c.74
Repealed by Hove Pier Act 1932 c.71

Brighton (Poor Law) Order
Confirmed by Ministry of Health Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 3) Act 1925 c.53; repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109.

1926
Brighton Order
Confirmed by Ministry of Health Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 4) Act 1926 c.78; repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109.

1927
Hove (Extension) Order
Confirmed by Ministry of Health Provisional Orders Confirmation (Hove Extension) Act 1927 c.49; mostly repealed by East Sussex Act 1981 c.25.

1928
Brighton Order
Confirmed by Ministry of Health Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 1) Act c.10; repealed by Brighton Corporation Act 1931 c.109.
Consent to borrow more money for waterworks.

1928
Brighton and Hove (Outfall Sewers) Order
Confirmed by Ministry of Health Provisional Orders Confirmation (No 1) Act c.22; repealed by SI 1958/720.

1930
Brighton Order
Confirmed by the Ministry of Health Provisional Order Confirmation (Brighton) Act 1930 c.146.

1931
Hove Pier Provisional Order
[ESRO C/C/114/1/36]

1947
Brighton Corporation Act, 1931, Modification Order

1952
Brighton Marine and Palace Pier Order
Confirmed by Pier and Harbour Order (Brighton) Confirmation Act 1952 c.24. [ESRO C/C/114/1/61]

1954
Brighton West Pier Provisional Order
Confirmed by Pier and Harbour Order (Brighton) Confirmation Act 1954 c.31.
[ESRO C/C/114/1/63]

1980
Brighton West Pier Order
Confirmed by Pier and Harbour Order (Brighton West Pier) Confirmation Act 1980 c.19.

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