Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 No 63
Current version for 15 May 2020 to date (accessed 7 June 2020 at 17:21)
Part 3 Section 3.4
3.4   Requirements following declaration of area
(1)  After an area is declared to be an area of outstanding biodiversity value—
(a)  the Environment Agency Head is to notify the making of the declaration to any landholder whose land is within the proposed area and any public authorities that appear to the Agency Head to exercise functions in relation to land within the proposed area, and
(b)  the Minister is to take reasonable steps to enter into a private land conservation agreement with any landholder whose land is within the proposed area.
(2)  The Environment Agency Head is to notify any such landholder or public authority of the amendment or revocation of the declaration.