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Greenham and Crookham Commons Act 2002

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8General duty of Council and Commission

(1)The Council and the Commission shall each have a duty to use their reasonable endeavours to exercise their functions in a manner which—

(a)restores and conserves the Common as a peaceful place of natural beauty and, in particular, conserves its flora and fauna and ecological, archeological, geological and physiographical features;

(b)conserves any part of the Common which is a site of special scientific interest as such a site; and

(c)subject to paragraphs (a) and (b) above—

(i)promotes and improves grazing on the Common;

(ii)promotes educational activities related to the Common and, in particular, encourages public awareness of the ecological, cultural and historic significance of the Common and any additional open space;

(iii)manages the Common and any additional open space as a place open to the public for recreational purposes; and

(iv)facilitates the exercise of commoners' rights on the Common.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, the Council and the Commission shall each have a duty to exercise their functions in a manner which implements the policy set out in the Management Plan.

(3)In subsection (2) above “Management Plan” means the Greenham and Crookham Common Management Plan adopted under section 9 (Greenham and Crookham Common Management Plan) below as for the time being in force.

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