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(1)It shall be the general duty of the Authority to manage the Broads for the purposes of—
(a)conserving and enhancing the natural beauty of the Broads;
(b)promoting the enjoyment of the Broads by the public; and
(c)protecting the interests of navigation.
(2)So far as it relates to navigation, subsection (1) above is subject to the Commissioners’ functions in respect of navigation within the Haven.
(3)In this Act “the Broads” means, subject to—
(a)the variations made by Part I of Schedule 2 to this Act; and
(b)any variation made in accordance with the provisions of Part II of that Schedule;
the area coloured pink on the deposited map.
(4)In discharging its functions, the Authority shall have regard to—
(a)the national importance of the Broads as an area of natural beauty and one which affords opportunities for open-air recreation;
(b)the desirability of protecting the natural resources of the Broads from damage; and
(c)the needs of agriculture and forestry and the economic and social interests of those who live or work in the Broads.
(5)Part I of Schedule 3 to this Act shall have effect to amend certain provisions of the law relating to planning and connected matters, the main purpose of the amendments being to provide for the Authority to be the sole district planning authority in respect of the Broads.
(6)The Authority shall have the miscellaneous functions set out in Part II of Schedule 3.
(7)The Authority shall have power to do anything which is necessary or expedient for the purpose of enabling it to carry out its functions, or for incidental purposes, including power—
(a)to acquire, manage, reclaim and dispose of land or other property;
(b)to carry out any building or other operations; and
(c)to carry on any business or undertaking.
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