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50 Payments under certain agreements offered by authorities.E+W

(1)This section applies where—

(a)[F1Natural England or [F2the Natural Resources Body for Wales] offer to enter into a nature reserve agreement or an SSSI agreement] F3... providing for the making by them of payments [F4to any person; or]

(b)the relevant authority offer to enter into a management agreement providing for the making by them of payments to a person whose application for a farm capital grant has been refused in consequence of an objection by the authority.

(2)Subject to subsection (3), the said payments shall be of such amounts as may be determined by the offeror in accordance with guidance given by the Ministers.

(3)If the offeree so requires within one month of receiving the offer, the determination of those amounts shall be referred to an arbitrator F5. . . to be appointed, in default of agreement, by the Secretary of State; and where the amounts determined by the arbitrator exceed those determined by the offeror, the offeror shall—

(a)amend the offer so as to give effect to the arbitrator’s F5. . . determination; or

(b)except in the case of an offer made to a person whose application for a farm capital grant has been refused in consequence of an objection by the offeror, withdraw the offer.

(4)In this section—

  • [F6farm capital grant” has the same meaning as in section 32;]

  • management agreement” and “the relevant authority” have the same meanings as in section 41.

  • [F7nature reserve agreement” has the same meaning as in Part 3 of the 1949 Act;

  • SSSI agreement” has the same meaning as in section 15A of the 1968 Act.]

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E1This version of this provision extends to England and Wales only; a separate version has been created for Scotland only

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F3Words in s. 50(1)(a) omitted (E.W.) (21.5.2016) by virtue of Environment (Wales) Act 2016 (anaw 3), s. 88(2)(a), Sch. 2 para. 3(8)

F4Words in s. 50(1)(a) substituted for words and s. 50(1)(a)(i)(ii) (E.W.) (30.1.2001) by 2000 c. 37, ss. 79, 103(2)

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C1S. 50 modified (E.W.) (19.9.1995) by 1995 c. 25, ss. 69(2)(a), 125(2) (with ss. 7(6), 115, Sch. 8 para. 7)

50 Payments under certain agreements offered by authorities.S

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E2This version of this provision extends to Scotland only; a separate version has been created for England and Wales only

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