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Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2023

Section 20 — Modification and revocation of consentSchedule 4 — Procedure for orders modifying or revoking scheduled monument consentSchedule 6 — Proceedings under Part 2

80.Section 20 provides the Welsh Ministers with powers to revoke or modify a scheduled monument consent by order. Subsection (2) sets out that an order under this section may not be made to modify or revoke a scheduled monument consent granted either for the retention of works under section 13(2) or by a scheduled monument partnership agreement. Scheduled monument partnership agreements incorporate separate mechanisms (section 27 and Schedule 5) that permit the Welsh Ministers to terminate all or part of an agreement, including consents, by order.

81.Schedule 4 sets out the procedure that must be followed in making orders, which includes provision for holding local inquiries or hearings in certain circumstances. Schedule 6 makes provision for summonses to require evidence or attendance at local inquiries and about the recovery or payment of costs incurred during inquiries or hearings.

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