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Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Section 203: Variation etc of orders as a result of development

524.This section amends section 1 of the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967 to enable several and regulating orders to be varied or revoked in order for development of the sea shore affected by such orders to be carried out.

525.The power to vary or revoke a several or regulating order arises where permission has been granted for a development in, on or over any part of the sea shore affected by an order and that development will make it impossible or impracticable to exercise the rights conferred by the order. Provision for paying compensation to holders of fishery rights affected by the development may be made by the variation or revocation order.

526.Before varying or revoking an order, the appropriate Minister must consult anyone entitled to a right of fishery in the affected area, as well as the owners and occupiers of the sea shore affected by the order.

527.The amendment extends to England and Wales only.

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