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Care of Cathedrals Measure 1990 (No. 2)

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Approval required for alterations to cathedrals

2Approval required for alterations to cathedrals

(1)Subject to subsection (2) below and to section 5 of this Measure, the administrative body of a cathedral church shall not implement any proposal—

(a)for the carrying out of works on, above or below land the fee simple in which is vested in the chapter of the cathedral church, being works which would materially affect—

(i)the architectural, archaeological, artistic or historic character of the cathedral church or any building within the precinct of the cathedral church which is for the time being used for ecclesiastical purposes, or

(ii)the immediate setting of the cathedral church, or

(iii)any archaeological remains within the precinct of the cathedral church, or

(b)for the sale, loan or other disposal of any object the property in which is vested in the chapter of the cathedral church, being an object of architectural, archaeological, artistic or historic interest, or

(c)for the permanent addition to the cathedral church of any object which would materially affect the architectural, archaeological, artistic or historic character of the cathedral church,

unless the proposal has been approved under this Measure.

(2)Subsection (1) above shall not apply in relation to anything which—

(a)is done by the administrative body in furtherance of its duties under the constitution and statutes of the cathedral church with respect to the ordering of services or otherwise in furtherance of the mission of the cathedral church,

(b)is of a temporary nature, and

(c)does not materially affect the fabric of the cathedral church.

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