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PART 1Introduction

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Local Access Forums (England) Regulations 2007.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 19th March 2007.

(3) These Regulations apply in relation to England only(1).

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations references to sections are references to sections of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.

(2) In these Regulations—

(a)“joint local access forum” means a local access forum established for an area which includes the areas or parts of the areas of two or more appointing authorities;

(b)“the relevant appointing authorities” means, in relation to a local access forum, the appointing authorities for whose areas the forum is established; and

(c)except where otherwise indicated—

(i)any reference to a local access forum includes a joint local access forum; and

(ii)in relation to a joint local access forum, any reference to an appointing authority or the appointing authority is to be interpreted as a reference to the relevant appointing authorities.

(1)

Regulations made by the Secretary of State may be made only as respects England: see section 94(10) for the meaning of “regulations” and “prescribed”.