Explanatory Notes

Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016


21 March 2016


2.The Historic Environment (Wales) Act augments the existing systems for the protection and sustainable management of the Welsh historic environment. In broad terms, the Act: creates new measures for the protection of listed buildings and scheduled monuments; enhances existing mechanisms for the sustainable management of the historic environment; and introduces greater transparency and accountability into decisions taken on the historic environment.

3.The Act contains provisions that: