1048. Designation by local authority of archaeological areas.

A local authority1 may from time to time by a designation order2 designate as an area of archaeological importance3 any area within the area of that local authority which appears to it to merit treatment as such for the purposes of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 19794. Before making a designation order the authority must consult5 any other local authority concerned6 and publish notice of its proposal to make the order7.

A designation order made by a local authority must be in such form as may be prescribed8 and must describe by reference to a map the area