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Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016

9ZA Heritage partnership agreement

59.Section 9ZA(1) sets out that the parties to an agreement must include the Welsh Ministers and the owner of a scheduled monument or of land adjoining or in the vicinity of a scheduled monument. Section 9ZA(2) allows additional persons to be parties to an agreement, including any person with an interest in the asset, such as a community group, or any person involved in the management of the asset, such as a site manager.

60.A heritage partnership agreement may grant scheduled monument consent for specified works for the purpose of:

  • removing or repairing the scheduled monument, or

  • making any alterations or additions to the monument.

61.An agreement may also specify any conditions attached to that consent.

62.A heritage partnership agreement may not grant scheduled monument consent for works that result in the demolition or destruction of, or any damage to, a scheduled monument (section 2(2)(a) of the 1979 Act) or for any flooding or tipping operations on land in, on or under which there is a scheduled monument (section 2(2)(c) of the 1979 Act).

63.Section 9ZA(4) sets out the range of additional matters for which a heritage partnership agreement may make provision, including the specification of works that the parties agree would not require scheduled monument consent.

64.Section 9ZA(6) and (7) defines ”owner” for the purpose of heritage partnership agreements and allows the Welsh Ministers to enter into an agreement with any one or more of the owners of a scheduled monument that is in multiple ownership, without having to enter into an agreement with all such owners.

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