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Care of Cathedrals Measure 2011

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26Reports and inspections by cathedral architects or surveyors of the fabric

(1)Subject to subsection (3), it shall be the duty of the Chapter of a cathedral to arrange during the period of 5 years beginning with 1st January 2008 and during every subsequent period of 5 years, for the cathedral architect or surveyor of the fabric, in consultation with the cathedral archaeologist (if any), to make a report in writing to the Chapter on—

(a)any works which the architect or surveyor of the fabric considers will need to be carried out in relation to the cathedral church and any ancillary building, and

(b)on the urgency with which the architect or surveyor of the fabric considers that they should be carried out;

and a copy of that report shall be sent to the Commission.

(2)Subject to subsection (3), the reports referred to in subsection (1) shall be based upon such inspection or inspections of the fabric of the cathedral church and any ancillary building as the cathedral architect or surveyor of the fabric considers necessary to enable him or her to fulfil the requirements of subsection (1).

(3)The first report referred to in subsection (1) made by a cathedral architect or surveyor of the fabric appointed after 1st January 2008 shall be based on a full and detailed inspection of the cathedral church and any ancillary building and shall be made within the period of 2 years beginning with the date of the appointment.

(4)In its application to a cathedral architect or surveyor of the fabric appointed after 1st January 2008, subsection (1) shall have effect so that the second and subsequent reports of the architect or surveyor of the fabric shall be made during the period of 5 years beginning with the date of the first report and every subsequent period of 5 years.

(5)The cathedral architect or surveyor of the fabric shall, within the period of 12 months beginning with 1st January 2008 and annually thereafter, make, in consultation with the architect or surveyor appointed under section 20 of the Cathedrals Measure 1999 (1999 No. 1) (if a different person) and the cathedral archaeologist (if any), a report in writing to the Chapter containing—

(a)a summary of any works to the cathedral church and any ancillary building carried out during the preceding year,

(b)an account of progress made in giving effect to the recommendations made in the reports referred in subsection (1), and

(c)any other matters which the cathedral architect or surveyor of the fabric considers to be relevant to the care and conservation of the cathedral church.

(6)In this section “ancillary building” means any building which the Chapter may from time to time specify, being a building attached to or adjacent to the cathedral church and used for purposes ancillary to the use of the cathedral church, but excluding any building used wholly or mainly for residential purposes.

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