Search Legislation

Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2023

Section 143 — Management, use and disposal of building acquired under this Chapter

538.Section 143 makes provision for the management, use and disposal of buildings acquired under this Chapter. Subsection (1) makes provision about a building or other land acquired by a planning authority under this Chapter — whether by agreement or by compulsory acquisition. The authority may make any arrangements for the management, use or disposal of the building or land that it considers appropriate for the purpose of preserving the building or land. Subsection (3) makes similar provision in relation to a building or land acquired compulsorily by the Welsh Ministers, but permits them to make “any arrangements that they consider appropriate for the management, custody or use of the building or land” or dispose or deal with the building or land in any other way.

539.There are a number of options available to an authority acquiring a building under this Chapter. In the simplest arrangement, the authority would purchase the building, undertake the required repairs and either use it for its own purposes or sell it to a new owner. Alternatively, the authority could sell it unrepaired subject to a condition for its repair. For larger or more complex buildings, the acquiring authority might establish a “back-to-back” agreement, possibly with ownership passing to a building preservation trust or another charitable body set up with the specific objective to conserve the building that has been acquired.

Back to top


Print Options


Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Welsh Government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes accompany all Acts of Senedd Cymru.


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources