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Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2023

Section 57 — Provision of facilities for the public in connection with monuments of special historic interest

189.Section 57(1) gives the Welsh Ministers powers to provide facilities, information and other services to the public in conjunction with providing public access to monuments in their ownership or guardianship or otherwise under their control or management.

190.Subsection (2) gives local authorities comparable powers for monuments in their ownership or guardianship.

191.Under subsection (3), the Welsh Ministers or local authorities may provide these public facilities and services in or on the monument itself or on any associated land. This allows for the establishment of kiosks, cafes or stalls that might sell guidebooks, refreshments or other products, and for the erection of signage and interpretation panels in connection with providing public access and enhancing the public enjoyment and understanding of a monument. Such services might be provided on associated land, such as in an adjacent car park or building.

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