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Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2023

Section 181 — Orders relating to costs of parties

665.Section 181 allows the Welsh Ministers to order one party to pay another party’s costs, which may include costs in respect of an inquiry or hearing that does not take place.

666.Costs will only be awarded where a party has behaved unreasonably and the unreasonable behaviour has directly caused another party to incur unnecessary or wasted expense.

667.Guidance on the award of costs is contained in the Welsh Government’s Development Management Manual Section 12 Annex: Award of Costs (2016).

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