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Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2023

Section 135 — Injunction to restrain unauthorised works or failure to comply with condition of consent

504.Section 135 allows a planning authority to apply to the High Court or the county court for an injunction to restrain actual or expected unauthorised works or actual or expected works that fail to comply with a condition of a listed building consent.

505.Subsection (2) establishes that a planning authority may apply for an injunction irrespective of whether it has used or proposes to use any other powers provided by this Part — for instance, an enforcement notice (section 123) or urgent works (section 144).

506.The court may grant the injunction on any terms it considers appropriate to restrain the breach and issue it against a person whose identity is unknown (subsections (3) and (4)). This will make it easier to obtain an injunction in timely fashion if it is needed to put a halt to works that threaten to damage the special architectural or historic interest of a listed building.

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