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The Countryside Access (Dedication of Land as Access Land) (Wales) Regulations 2003

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Execution of a dedication instrument

4.—(1) A dedication instrument is executed by being:

(a)signed by, or by some person authorised to sign on behalf of, the person or persons who are making the dedication; and

(b)dated with the date on which it is signed or, if it is signed by different persons on different days, the date on which it is signed by the last of those persons.

(2) If a person signs a dedication instrument on behalf of a person who is making the declaration, the signature must be preceded by a statement identifying the person on whose behalf the dedication instrument is being signed and a declaration that the person who is signing the dedication instrument is authorised to do so on behalf of that person.

(3) The date referred to in paragraph (1)(b) is, for the purposes of these Regulations, the date of execution of the dedication instrument.

(4) A dedication instrument may not be signed by any person pursuant to paragraph (1) unless a draft of the instrument was sent, so as to be received in every case not less than 3 months before it is so signed, to each of the following:

(a)the access authority or access authorities in respect of the land to which the draft instrument relates;

(b)the Council;

(c)the National Assembly;

(d)if any part of the land to which the draft instrument relates consists of woodland, the Forestry Commissioners; and

(e)where the interest in the land of any of the persons who are to make the dedication is, when the instrument is executed, subject to any charge by way of legal mortgage, the mortgagee.

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