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National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000

Section 7:  Designation orders: further provisions

30.This section sets out what a designation order must contain.

31.Under subsection (1)it must designate the area of the National Park; it must provide for the establishment of a National Park authority; and it must specify the total number of members of the authority and, for the members to be nominated by local authorities, the names of the authorities and how many members each is to nominate. It must also specify the matters mentioned in paragraph 3(2) and (5) of schedule 1 (the number of elected members, the number of local members and which authorities are to nominate local members).

32.Subsections (2) and (3)enable the order to specify the area of the National Park by reference to a map laid before the Scottish Parliament.

33.Subsection (4)requires the designation order to specify the date on which the functions conferred on the National Park are exercisable. Not all functions will be exercisable from the same date.

34.Subsection (5)requires the Scottish Ministers to send a copy of a designation order and deposited map to the local authorities whose areas are at least partly within the designated area. Local authorities must make these available for public inspection.

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