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Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016

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(1)This Act has five Parts.

(2)This Part provides an overview of this Act.

(3)Part 2 makes amendments to the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 (c.46), primarily in relation to ancient monuments in Wales. It also makes provision for the Welsh Ministers to compile and maintain a register of historic parks and gardens.

(4)Part 3 makes amendments to the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (c.9) in relation to buildings in Wales that are of special architectural or historic interest (“listed buildings”).

(5)Part 4 makes other provision about the historic environment in Wales, including provision—

(a)for the compilation of a list of historic place names in Wales (section 34),

(b)for the compilation of a historic environment record for each local authority area in Wales (sections 35 to 37), and

(c)for the establishment, constitution and functions of the Advisory Panel for the Welsh Historic Environment (sections 38 and 39).

(6)Part 5 contains provision that applies generally for the purposes of this Act.

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