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This Part is about the protection of buildings in Wales that are of special architectural or historic interest. It makes provision—
(a)for the Welsh Ministers to consult before including a building in, or excluding a building from, a list of buildings under section 1 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (c.9) (“the 1990 Act”) (section 24);
(b)to give a building statutory protection while the Welsh Ministers decide whether to include it in a list (section 24);
(c)for the Welsh Ministers to review a decision of theirs to include a building in a list (section 24);
(d)for the modification of the temporary listing arrangements that are initiated by the service of a building preservation notice in light of the provision mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) (section 25);
(e)for the Welsh Ministers to certify that they do not intend to include a particular building in a list (section 27);
(f)for a local planning authority or the Welsh Ministers to enter into an agreement with the owner of a listed building about matters such as consent for works to the building (section 28);
(g)for a local planning authority to issue a temporary stop notice in a case involving certain works to a listed building (section 29);
(h)to extend the scope of the urgent works that may be carried out by a local planning authority under the 1990 Act and to provide for the authority's costs in carrying out those works to be recoverable as a local land charge (section 30);
(i)to enable the Welsh Ministers to make regulations about further steps that may be taken to secure the proper preservation of listed buildings in Wales which have fallen into disrepair (section 31);
(j)to enable certain notices and other documents relating to listed buildings to be served by electronic communication (section 32);
(k)in relation to the determination of certain appeals relating to listed buildings by persons appointed by the Welsh Ministers (section 33).
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