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Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2023

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208Church of England landE+W

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(1)Where any provision contained in or made under this Act requires or authorises a notice or other document to be served on an owner of land, and the land is Church of England land, a corresponding document must also be served on the appropriate Board of Finance.

(2)Church of England land belonging to an ecclesiastical benefice which is vacant is to be treated for the purposes of this Act as belonging to the appropriate Board of Finance.

(3)Any compensation payable under this Act in relation to Church of England land must be—

(a)paid to the appropriate Board of Finance, and

(b)applied by that Board for the purposes for which the proceeds of a sale by agreement of the land would be applicable under any enactment or Church Measure authorising or disposing of the proceeds of such a sale.

(4)Where an amount is recoverable under section 22 in relation to Church of England land, the appropriate Board of Finance may apply any money or securities held by it towards repaying that amount.

(5)In this section—

  • appropriate Board of Finance” (“Bwrdd Cyllid priodol”), in relation to any land, means the Diocesan Board of Finance for the diocese in which the land is situated;

  • Church Measure” (“Mesur gan Eglwys Loegr”) means a Measure of the Church Assembly or of the General Synod of the Church of England;

  • Church of England land” (“tir Eglwys Loegr”) means land which—

    (a)

    belongs to an ecclesiastical benefice of the Church of England,

    (b)

    is or forms part of a church subject to the jurisdiction of a bishop of a diocese of the Church of England or the site of such a church, or

    (c)

    is or forms part of a burial ground subject to the jurisdiction of such a bishop.

Commencement Information

I1S. 208 not in force at Royal Assent, see s. 212

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