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Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2023

Section 171 — Contributions towards expenditure by local authorities

641.Section 171 provides that any local authority or statutory undertaker may contribute towards expenditure incurred by a planning authority or other local authority in, or in connection with, the exercise of certain functions under Part 3 (including functions when that Part is applied to a conservation area by section 163). Such a power is likely to be exercised when a planning authority’s exercise of a function benefits another authority or statutory undertaker, who could contribute to the costs incurred in recognition of that fact.

642.Subsection (3) gives the Welsh Ministers a power to make or require a contribution to the cost of compensation payable by a planning authority or other local authority, in consequence of anything done under Chapters 1 to 4 of Part 3 — including anything done under Chapters 2 and 4 as applied to conservation areas by section 163.

643.In the first instance, the Welsh Ministers may contribute to the cost of compensation if the compensation arises as a result of something done wholly or partly in the interest of a service provided by the Welsh Ministers. The Welsh Ministers may also require another local authority to make a reasonable contribution towards a compensation payment if that authority has benefitted from the action that gave rise to the compensation.

644.Subsections (4) to (6) provide for compensation on the termination of a listed building partnership agreement or a provision of such an agreement. While more than one planning authority may be party to an agreement, any compensation will be paid by the authority that makes the termination order under section 115. The Welsh Ministers may, however, direct any of the other authorities party to such an agreement to reimburse the authority that paid the compensation, in whole or in part. The Welsh Ministers may only make such a direction after consulting with all of the planning authorities that are or were parties to the agreement.

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