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The Planning(Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Acquisition of listed buildings by agreement

107.—(1) The Department may acquire by agreement, whether by purchase, lease or otherwise, or may accept the gift of—

(a)any listed building;

(b)any land comprising, or contiguous or adjacent to, any such building.

(2) The Department may purchase by agreement, or accept a gift of, any objects which are or have been ordinarily kept in a listed building which, or any estate in which, is vested in the Department, or in a listed building which is under its control or management.

(3) The Department may make such arrangements as it thinks fit for the management, custody and use of any property acquired or accepted by it under this Article.

(4) Where the Department is of the opinion that any property acquired by it under this Article would be more expediently or efficiently managed or preserved by—

(a)the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty; or

(b)any government department; or

(c)a district council; or

(d)such other body as the Department thinks suitable;

the Department may, with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel, convey either for value or otherwise and upon such terms and conditions as the Department may think fit, that property to that Trust, government department, district council or other body, and may—

(i)impose such restrictions as the Department may think necessary on the user of the land so conveyed; and

(ii)grant or reserve such rights over such land as the Department thinks fit.

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