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11.—(1) The Secretary of State shall compile and maintain, in such form as he thinks fit, a register of European sites in Great Britain.
(2) He shall include in the register–
(a)special areas of conservation, as soon as they are designated by him;
(b)sites of Community importance as soon as they are placed on the list referred to in the third sub–paragraph of Article 4(2) of the Habitats Directive, until they are designated as special areas of conservation;
(c)any site hosting a priority natural habitat type or priority species in respect of which consultation is initiated under Article 5(1) of the Habitats Directive, during the consultation period or pending a Council decision under Article 5(3); and
(d)areas classified by him pursuant to Article 4(1) or (2) of the Wild Birds Directive, as soon as they are so classified or, if they have been classified before the commencement of these Regulations, as soon as practicable after commencement.
(3) He may, if appropriate, amend the entry in the register relating to a European site.
(4) He shall remove the relevant entry–
(a)if a special area of conservation is declassified by the Commission under Article 9 of the Habitats Directive; or
(b)if a site otherwise ceases to fall within any of the categories listed in paragraph (2) above.
(5) He shall keep a copy of the register available for public inspection at all reasonable hours and free of charge.
12.—(1) The Secretary of State shall notify the appropriate nature conservation body as soon as may be after including a site in the register, amending an entry in the register or removing an entry from the register.
(2) Notification of the inclusion of a site in the register shall be accompanied by a copy of the register entry.
(3) Notification of the amendment of an entry in the register shall be accompanied by a copy of the amended entry.
(4) Each nature conservation body shall keep copies of the register entries relating to European sites in their area available for public inspection at all reasonable hours and free of charge.
13.—(1) As soon as practicable after a nature conservation body receive notification under regulation 12 they shall give notice to–
(a)every owner or occupier of land within the site,
(b)every local planning authority in whose area the site, or any part of it, is situated, and
(c)such other persons or bodies as the Secretary of State may direct.
(2) Notice of the inclusion of a site in the register, or of the amendment of an entry in the register, shall be accompanied by a copy of so much of the relevant register entry as relates to land owned or occupied by or, as the case may be, to land within the area of, the person or authority to whom the notice is given.
(3) The Secretary of State may give directions as to the form and content of notices to be given under this regulation.
14. An entry in the register relating to a European site in England and Wales is a local land charge.
15.—(1) A planning authority in Scotland shall keep available at their principal office for free public inspection a register of all the European sites of which they have been given notice under regulation 13(1)(b).
(2) A planning authority in Scotland may keep available at any other of their offices for free public inspection such part of the register referred to in paragraph (1) as appears to them to relate to that part of their area in which such office is situated.
(3) A planning authority shall supply to any person, on payment of such reasonable fee as they may determine, a copy, certified by the proper officer of the authority to be a true copy, of any entry in the register kept by them under paragraph (1).