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Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005

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131Designated sites: access

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(1)The following provisions do not apply to land in respect of which a designation order is in force—

(a)section 2(1) of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (c. 37) (rights of public in relation to access land),

(b)Part III of the Countryside (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 (S.I. 1983/1895 (N.I. 18)) (access to open country), and

(c)section 1 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 2) (access rights).

(2)The Secretary of State may take such steps as he considers appropriate to inform the public of the effect of any designation order, including, in particular, displaying notices on or near the site to which the order relates.

(3)But the Secretary of State may only—

(a)display any such notice, or

(b)take any other steps under subsection (2),

in or on any building or land, if the appropriate person consents.

(4)The “appropriate person” is—

(a)a person appearing to the Secretary of State to have a sufficient interest in the building or land to consent to the notice being displayed or the steps being taken, or

(b)a person acting on behalf of such a person.

(5)In this section a “designation order” means—

(a)in relation to England and Wales or Northern Ireland, an order under section 128, or

(b)in relation to Scotland, an order under section 129.

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