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Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2023

Section 72 — Validity of certain decisions and orders under this PartSection 73 — Application to High Court for statutory review of decision or order

235.Section 72 provides that the validity of a decision of the Welsh Ministers on an application for a scheduled monument consent, a decision on a review under section 9, or an order under section 20 modifying or revoking a scheduled monument consent may not be questioned in any legal proceedings except for a statutory review under section 73.

236.Section 73 provides that a person who is aggrieved by a decision or order listed in section 72 may make an application to the High Court for a statutory review. An application for a statutory review must be made before the end of the 6 weeks beginning with the day after the day the decision or order to which the application relates is made.

237.The question of whether or not a person is aggrieved will vary dependent on the individual case, but aggrieved persons may include the owner or occupier, the applicant or any other party who has been involved or has an interest in the decision or order. The authority directly concerned with the decision or order may also make an application for statutory review.

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