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(1)For the purposes of this Act and with a view to the guidance of local planning authorities in the performance of their functions under this Act and the principal Act in relation to buildings of special architectural or historic interest, the Secretary of State shall compile lists of such buildings, or approve, with or without modifications, such lists compiled by the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England (in this Act referred to as “the Commission”) or by other persons or bodies of persons, and may amend any list so compiled or approved.
(2)The Secretary of State shall not approve any list compiled by the Commission if the list contains any building situated outside England.
(3)In considering whether to include a building in a list compiled or approved under this section, the Secretary of State may take into account not only the building itself but also—
(a)any respect in which its exterior contributes to the architectural or historic interest of any group of buildings of which it forms part; and
(b)the desirability of preserving, on the ground of its architectural or historic interest, any feature of the building consisting of a man-made object or structure fixed to the building or forming part of the land and comprised within the curtilage of the building.
(4)Before compiling, approving (with or without modifications) or amending any list under this section the Secretary of State shall consult—
(a)in relation to buildings which are situated in England, with the Commission; and
(b)with such other persons or bodies of persons as appear to him appropriate as having special knowledge of, or interest in, buildings of architectural or historic interest.
(5)In this Act “listed building” means a building which is for the time being included in a list compiled or approved by the Secretary of State under this section; and for the purposes of this Act—
(a)any object or structure fixed to the building;
(b)any object or structure within the curtilage of the building which, although not fixed to the building, forms part of the land and has done so since before lst July 1948,
shall be treated as part of the building.
(6)Schedule 1 shall have effect for the purpose of making provision as to the treatment as listed buildings of certain buildings formerly subject to building preservation orders.
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