Part 1 Key definitions

1Meaning of “island” and of “inhabited island”

(1)In this Act, “island” means a naturally formed area of land which is—

(a)surrounded on all sides by the sea (ignoring artificial structures such as bridges), and

(b)above water at high tide.

(2)In this Act, “inhabited island” means an island permanently inhabited by at least one individual.

2Meaning of “island community”

In this Act—