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Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Natural England and the Commission for Rural Communities

    1. Chapter 1 Natural England

      1. Constitution and general purpose

        1. 1.Constitution

        2. 2.General purpose

      2. Advisory functions

        1. 3.Review and research

        2. 4.Advice

      3. General implementation powers

        1. 5.Carrying out proposals etc.

        2. 6.Financial and other assistance

        3. 7.Management agreements

        4. 8.Experimental schemes

      4. Other functions

        1. 9.Information services etc.

        2. 10.Consultancy services and training

        3. 11.Power to charge for services and licences

        4. 12.Power to bring criminal proceedings

        5. 13.Incidental powers

      5. Powers of Secretary of State

        1. 14.Grants

        2. 15.Guidance

        3. 16.Directions

    2. Chapter 2 Commission for Rural Communities

      1. The Commission and its general purpose

        1. 17.Commission for Rural Communities

        2. 18.Commission’s general purpose

      2. Functions

        1. 19.Representation, advice and monitoring

        2. 20.Research

        3. 21.Information services etc.

        4. 22.Power to charge for services

        5. 23.Incidental powers

      3. Powers of Secretary of State

        1. 24.Grants

        2. 25.Directions

    3. Chapter 3 Supplementary

      1. Transfer schemes etc.

        1. 26.Transfers on dissolution of English Nature and Countryside Agency

        2. 27.Continuing powers to make transfer schemes

        3. 28.Transfer schemes: supplementary

        4. 29.Interim arrangements

      2. Interpretation

        1. 30.Interpretation

  3. Part 2 Nature conservation in the UK

    1. Joint Nature Conservation Committee etc.

      1. 31.Joint Nature Conservation Committee

      2. 32.UK conservation bodies

      3. 33.Purpose of functions under this Part

    2. Coordinated functions

      1. 34.Functions of national or international significance

      2. 35.Advice from joint committee to UK conservation body

      3. 36.GB functions with respect to wildlife

      4. 37.UK conservation bodies: incidental powers for UK purposes, etc.

    3. Directions

      1. 38.Directions

    4. Interpretation

      1. 39.Interpretation

  4. Part 3 Wildlife etc.

    1. Biodiversity

      1. 40.Duty to conserve biodiversity

      2. 41.Biodiversity lists and action (England)

      3. 42.Biodiversity lists and action (Wales)

    2. Pesticides harmful to wildlife

      1. 43.Possession of pesticides harmful to wildlife

      2. 44.Enforcement powers in connection with pesticides

      3. 45.Codes of practice

      4. 46.Interpretation

    3. Protection of birds

      1. 47.Protection for nests of certain birds which re-use their nests

      2. 48.Birds released into the wild as part of re-population programme

      3. 49.Registration etc. of certain captive birds

    4. Invasive non-native species

      1. 50.Sale etc. of invasive non-native species

      2. 51.Codes of practice in connection with invasive non-native species

    5. Enforcement etc. of provisions relating to wildlife

      1. 52.Enforcement powers in connection with wildlife

      2. 53.Wildlife offences: time limits for proceedings

      3. 54.Application of Part 1 of 1981 Act to Crown

  5. Part 4 Sites of special scientific interest

    1. 55.Offences in connection with SSSIs

    2. 56.Denotification

    3. 57.Effect of failure to serve certain notices in connection with SSSIs

    4. 58.Notices and signs relating to SSSIs

  6. Part 5 National Parks and the Broads

    1. 59.Criteria for designating National Parks

    2. 60.Procedure for orders designating National Parks

    3. 61.Members of National Park authorities

    4. 62.Expenditure by National Parks authorities

    5. 63.Notification of agricultural operations on moor and heath in National Parks

    6. 64.Functions of Broads Authority and others in relation to the Broads

    7. 65.Emergency financial assistance

  7. Part 6 Rights of way

    1. Rights of way and mechanically propelled vehicles

      1. 66.Restriction on creation of new public rights of way

      2. 67.Ending of certain existing unrecorded public rights of way

      3. 68.Presumed dedication of restricted byways and use by pedal cycles etc.

      4. 69.Presumed dedication and applications under section 53(5) of the 1981 Act

      5. 70.Supplementary

      6. 71.Interpretation

    2. Traffic regulation in National Parks

      1. 72.Traffic regulation on byways etc. in National Parks

  8. Part 7 Inland waterways

    1. 73.Inland Waterways Advisory Council

    2. 74.Constitution of Council

    3. 75.Term of office, procedure etc.

    4. 76.Functions of Council: England and Wales

    5. 77.Functions of Council: Scotland

  9. Part 8 Flexible administrative arrangements

    1. Chapter 1 Agreements with designated bodies

      1. Powers to enter into agreements

        1. 78.Agreement between Secretary of State and designated body

        2. 79.Agreement between designated bodies

        3. 80.Designated bodies

        4. 81.Reserved functions

        5. 82.Maximum duration of agreement

      2. Supplementary

        1. 83.Particular powers

        2. 84.Agreements with local authorities

        3. 85.Supplementary provisions with respect to agreements

        4. 86.Interpretation

    2. Chapter 2 Powers to reform agricultural etc. bodies

      1. Power to create boards

        1. 87.Power to establish boards

        2. 88.Permissible purposes of boards

        3. 89.Permissible functions of boards

        4. 90.Ancillary provisions

      2. Power to dissolve existing levy bodies and boards

        1. 91.Power to dissolve existing levy bodies

        2. 92.Power to dissolve board

        3. 93.Dissolution: supplementary

      3. Powers of appropriate authority

        1. 94.Grants

        2. 95.Directions

      4. Supplementary

        1. 96.“The appropriate authority”

        2. 97.Orders: procedure etc.

    3. Chapter 3 Financial assistance

      1. 98.Financial assistance

  10. Part 9 Miscellaneous

    1. 99.Natural beauty in the countryside

    2. 100.Byelaws relating to land drainage

    3. 101.Abolition of certain agricultural etc. committees

  11. Part 10 Final provisions

    1. 102.Crown land

    2. 103.Wales

    3. 104.Power to make further provision

    4. 105.Minor and consequential amendments etc.

    5. 106.Financial provisions

    6. 107.Commencement

    7. 108.Extent

    8. 109.Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Natural England

    2. Schedule 2

      Commission for Rural Communities

    3. Schedule 3

      Transfer schemes

    4. Schedule 4

      Joint Nature Conservation Committee

    5. Schedule 5

      Enforcement powers in connection with wildlife

      1. Part 1 Amendments of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

      2. Part 2 Powers of wildlife inspectors extended to certain other Acts

      3. Part 3 Codes of practice

      4. Part 4 Constable’s search warrant power extended to certain other Acts

    6. Schedule 6

      Wildlife offences: time limits for proceedings

    7. Schedule 7

      Designated bodies

    8. Schedule 8

      Agricultural etc. boards

    9. Schedule 9

      Functions which may be assigned to boards

    10. Schedule 10

      Ancillary provisions relating to boards

    11. Schedule 11

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. Part 1 General

      2. Part 2 Inland waterways

    12. Schedule 12

      Repeals and revocations

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