Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009
Provision of ancillary services.
11.— (1) In this section “ancillary services” include roads, shops, facilities for the benefit of the community (including health and leisure facilities), playgrounds, places of recreation, parks, allotments, open spaces, sites for places of worship, factories, schools, offices and other buildings or land and other such works or services, as will, in the opinion of a housing authority, serve a beneficial purpose either in connection with the requirements of the households for which the dwellings concerned are provided or in connection with the requirements of other households.
(2) In providing housing services and in connection with dwellings provided, to be provided or which, in the opinion of the housing authority will in the future require to be provided, a housing authority may provide and, if it considers appropriate, maintain in good order and repair, the ancillary services.
(3) For the purposes of subsection (2)—
(a) reference to the provision of dwellings includes dwellings provided, or maintained, on behalf of a housing authority pursuant to arrangements with an approved body, or public private partnership arrangements, and
(b) reference to the provision and maintenance of ancillary services includes ancillary services provided pursuant to arrangements with an approved body, or public private partnership arrangements.