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Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Section 56: Directions under section 55: supplementary provisions

180.This section contains a number of additional rules about directions issued under section 55.

181.Subsection (1) requires the authority to publish the direction in a way that will bring it to the attention of anyone likely to be interested in or affected by it.

182.Unless the marine plan authority has specified otherwise in the direction, subsection (2) prevents the authority from exercising the functions it has delegated, for as long as the direction is in force. Subsection (3) sets out how the marine plan authority may make exceptions to this rule.

183.Subsection (4) enables a marine plan authority to impose terms, conditions, obligations or requirements on the way a public body exercises any marine planning functions delegated to it, and also enables the terms of the delegation to make financial provisions (for example to enable the public body to receive funding for carrying out the functions).

184.Subsection (5) enables a marine plan authority to delegate its functions differently for different areas or cases or to different bodies.

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