Commentary on Sections
The main provisions of the Act
5.The Act is made up of four Parts. The first three Parts comprise amending provisions corresponding to the three principal Acts that will be amended by the Act and a fourth Part which includes provisions on “Interpretation”, “Ancillary provision” and “Short title and commencement”. The principal Acts are:
the Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments Act 1953 (“the 1953 Act”);
the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 (“the 1979 Act”); and
the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 (“the 1997 Act”).