Stop Press: Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016

The Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 makes provision amending certain aspects of the law relating to ancient monuments and listed buildings; establishes a register of historic parks and gardens and a list of historic place names; establishes historic environment records for local authority areas; establishes an Advisory Panel for the Welsh Historic Environment; and makes provision for connected purposes. The Act received the royal assent on 21 March 2016 and came into force in part on that day and in part on 21 May 2016. The remaining provisions come into force on a day or days to be appointed.

Section 1 provides an overview of the provisions of the Act.

Section 2 provides an overview of the provisions of the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 Pt 2 (ss 2–22), which makes amendments to the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 s 3, Sch 1 places a requirement on the Welsh Ministers to consult on certain amendments to the schedule of monuments ('the Schedule'); introduces

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