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Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2023

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Acquisition of monuments of special historic interest

43Compulsory acquisition of monuments of special historic interest

(1)The Welsh Ministers may acquire compulsorily any monument of special historic interest for the purpose of securing its preservation.

(2)The Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (c. 67) applies to an acquisition under this section.

(3)Subsection (4) applies for the purpose of assessing compensation for any acquisition under this section of a monument which is a scheduled monument immediately before the day the compulsory purchase order is made.

(4)Where this subsection applies, it is to be assumed that scheduled monument consent would not be granted for any works which would or might result in the demolition, destruction or removal of the monument or any part of it.

44Acquisition by agreement or gift of monuments of special historic interest

(1)The Welsh Ministers may acquire by agreement any monument of special historic interest.

(2)A local authority may acquire by agreement any monument of special historic interest in or in the vicinity of its area.

(3)The Welsh Ministers or any local authority may accept a gift (whether by deed or will) of any monument of special historic interest.

(4)Part 1 of the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 (c. 56) applies (so far as relevant) to an acquisition under this section, other than sections 4 to 8, section 10 and section 31 of that Act.

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