Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010

68.

Amendment of section 212 of Principal Act.

68.— Section 212 of the Principal Act is amended—

( a) in subsection (1)( f) by the substitution of “geological or historical interest;” for “geological, historical, scientific or ecological interest.”,

( b) by the insertion of the following paragraph after subsection (1)( f):

“( g) secure the creation, management, restoration or preservation of any site of scientific or ecological interest, including any Nature Conservation Site,”,

and

( c) by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (4):

“(5) In this section ‘Nature Conservation Site’ means—

( a) a European site,

( b) an area proposed as a natural heritage area and the subject of a notice made under section 16(1) of the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000,

( c) an area designated as a natural heritage area by a natural heritage area order made under section 18 of the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000,

( d) a nature reserve established under an establishment order made under section 15 (amended by section 26 of the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000) of the Wildlife Act 1976,

( e) a nature reserve recognised under a recognition order made under section 16 (amended by section 27 of the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000) of the Wildlife Act 1976, or

( f) a refuge for fauna or flora designated under a designation order made under section 17 (amended by section 28 of the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000) of the Wildlife Act 1976.”.