Countryside and Rights of Way Bill - continued        House of Lords
PART IV, AREAS OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY - continued

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Supplementary provisions relating to management plans.     83. - (1) A conservation board or relevant local authority which is proposing to publish, adopt or review any plan under section 82 shall-
 
 
    (a) give notice of the proposal-
 
      (i) if the area of outstanding natural beauty is in England, to the Agency and English Nature,
 
      (ii) if the area of outstanding natural beauty is in Wales, to the Council, and
 
      (iii) in the case of a conservation board, to every local authority whose area is wholly or partly comprised in the area of outstanding natural beauty,
 
    (b) send a copy of the plan, together (where appropriate) with any proposed amendments of the plan, to every body to which notice of the proposal is required to be given by paragraph (a), and
 
    (c) take into consideration any observations made by any such body.
      (2) A conservation board or relevant local authority shall send to the Secretary of State or the National Assembly for Wales a copy of every plan, notice or report which they are required to publish under section 82.
 
      (3) In this section "relevant local authority" has the same meaning as in section 82.
 
Grants to conservation boards.     84. - (1) The Secretary of State (as respects England) or the National Assembly for Wales (as respects Wales) may make grants to a conservation board, of such amounts and on such terms and conditions as the Secretary of State or the Assembly thinks fit.
 
      (2) Before determining the amount of any grant which he proposes to make to a conservation board under this section, or the purpose for which the grant is to be made, the Secretary of State shall consult the Agency.
 
      (3) Before determining the amount of any grant which it proposes to make to a conservation board under this section, or the purpose for which the grant is to be made, the National Assembly for Wales shall consult the Council.
 
Interpretation of Part IV and supplementary provision.     85. - (1) In this Part, unless a contrary intention appears-
 
 
    "the 1949 Act" means the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949;
 
    "the Agency" means the Countryside Agency;
 
    "area of outstanding natural beauty" has the meaning given by section 76(3);
 
    "conservation board" has the meaning given by section 79(1);
 
    "the Council" means the Countryside Council for Wales;
 
    "liability", in relation to the transfer of liabilities from one person to another, does not include criminal liability;
 
    "local authority" means a principal council within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1972;
 
    "principal area" has the same meaning as in the Local Government Act 1972.
      (2) Any reference in this Act to the conservation of the natural beauty of an area includes a reference to the conservation of its flora, fauna and geological and physiographical features.
 
      (3) This Part does not apply in relation to any of the lands mentioned in section 112(1) of the 1949 Act (Epping Forest and Burnham Beeches).
 
Consequential amendments and transitional provisions.     86. Schedule 15 (which contains consequential amendments and transitional provisions relating to areas of outstanding natural beauty) has effect.
 
 
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