643. Submission of proposals by exempt smallholdings authorities.

Where an exempt smallholdings authority1 proposes to enlarge a smallholding2 or to amalgamate the whole or part of one or more existing smallholdings3 with other land or to create new smallholdings4, and that transaction has not been included in previously approved proposals5, it must submit to the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers6 proposals for carrying out that transaction7. Such proposals must comply with any directions of the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers as to form and content8, and are then subject to approval or rejection by the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers