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Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979

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[F19APower to issue scheduled monument enforcement noticeS

(1)Where it appears to [F2Historic Environment Scotland] that—

(a)any works have been, or are being, executed to a scheduled monument or to land in, on or under which there is a scheduled monument, and

(b)the works are such as to involve a contravention of section 2(1) or (6),

[F3it may, if it considers] it expedient having regard to the effect of the works on the character of the monument as one of national importance, serve a notice under this section (in this Act referred to as a “scheduled monument enforcement notice”).

(2)A scheduled monument enforcement notice must specify the alleged contravention and must (either or both)—

(a)specify any works falling within subsection (1) which [F4Historic Environment Scotland requires] to cease,

(b)require steps falling within subsection (3) and specified in the notice to be taken.

(3)Those steps are—

(a)for restoring the monument or land to its former state,

(b)if [F5Historic Environment Scotland considers] that restoration to its former state would not be reasonably practicable or would be undesirable, for executing such further works specified in the notice as [F6it considers] are required to alleviate in a manner acceptable to [F7it] the effect of the works which were carried out without scheduled monument consent, or

(c)for bringing the monument or land to the state it would have been in if the conditions of any scheduled monument consent for the works had been complied with.

(4)In considering whether restoration is undesirable under subsection (3)(b), [F8Historic Environment Scotland is] to have regard to the desirability of preserving—

(a)the national importance of the monument,

(b)its features of historical, architectural, traditional, artistic or archaeological interest.

(5)Where further works of a kind mentioned in subsection (3)(b) have been carried out on a monument or land, scheduled monument consent is treated as having been granted in respect of the works carried out on that monument or land.]

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F1Ss. 9A-9O and cross-heading inserted (S.) (30.6.2011 for specified purposes, 1.12.2011 in so far as not already in force) by Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2011 (asp 3), ss. 6(1), 33(2); S.S.I. 2011/174, art. 2, Sch.; S.S.I. 2011/372, art. 2, Sch.

F2Words in s. 9A(1) substituted (27.2.2015 for specified purposes, 1.10.2015 in so far as not already in force) by Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014 (asp 19), s. 31(2), sch. 2 para. 17(a)(i) (with ss. 29, 30); S.S.I. 2015/31, art. 2, sch.; S.S.I. 2015/196, art. 2, sch.

F3Words in s. 9A(1)(b) substituted (27.2.2015 for specified purposes, 1.10.2015 in so far as not already in force) by Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014 (asp 19), s. 31(2), sch. 2 para. 17(a)(ii) (with ss. 29, 30); S.S.I. 2015/31, art. 2, sch.; S.S.I. 2015/196, art. 2, sch.

F4Words in s. 9A(2)(a) substituted (27.2.2015 for specified purposes, 1.10.2015 in so far as not already in force) by Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014 (asp 19), s. 31(2), sch. 2 para. 17(b) (with ss. 29, 30); S.S.I. 2015/31, art. 2, sch.; S.S.I. 2015/196, art. 2, sch.

F5Words in s. 9A(3)(b) substituted (27.2.2015 for specified purposes, 1.10.2015 in so far as not already in force) by Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014 (asp 19), s. 31(2), sch. 2 para. 17(c)(i) (with ss. 29, 30); S.S.I. 2015/31, art. 2, sch.; S.S.I. 2015/196, art. 2, sch.

F6Words in s. 9A(3)(b) substituted (27.2.2015 for specified purposes, 1.10.2015 in so far as not already in force) by Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014 (asp 19), s. 31(2), sch. 2 para. 17(c)(ii) (with ss. 29, 30); S.S.I. 2015/31, art. 2, sch.; S.S.I. 2015/196, art. 2, sch.

F7Word in s. 9A(3)(b) substituted (27.2.2015 for specified purposes, 1.10.2015 in so far as not already in force) by Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014 (asp 19), s. 31(2), sch. 2 para. 17(c)(iii) (with ss. 29, 30); S.S.I. 2015/31, art. 2, sch.; S.S.I. 2015/196, art. 2, sch.

F8Words in s. 9A(4) substituted (27.2.2015 for specified purposes, 1.10.2015 in so far as not already in force) by Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014 (asp 19), s. 31(2), sch. 2 para. 17(d) (with ss. 29, 30); S.S.I. 2015/31, art. 2, sch.; S.S.I. 2015/196, art. 2, sch.

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