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Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007

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44Use seeking period

Section 49 shall be amended as follows—

(a)for the heading there shall be substituted the following heading “Use seeking period”;

(b)in subsection (1), the words from “, and the Commissioners” to the end of the subsection and the provisos shall be omitted;

(c)at the end of that subsection the following words shall be added—

Provided that the Commissioners shall not prepare a pastoral (church buildings disposal) scheme in respect of a building closed for regular public worship for a period of six months after the declaration takes effect if the scheme provides for the demolition of a building which is either a listed building or situated in a conservation area, unless the Commissioners are satisfied, after consulting the Church Buildings Council, that, at that stage, there is no objection to the demolition taking place.;

(d)in subsection (2)(b) after the word “faculty” there shall be inserted the words “, but after consulting the Diocesan Advisory Committee and the chancellor of the diocese unless the board considers that, having regard to the urgency of the need to safeguard the contents, it is not practicable to do so,”;

(e)subsection (2)(d) shall be omitted; and

(f)in subsection (4) for the words “Advisory Board” there shall be substituted the words “Church Buildings Council”.

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