446. Duties and powers of conservation boards.

It is the duty of a conservation board1, in the exercise of its functions, to have regard to:

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    (1)     the purpose of conserving and enhancing the natural beauty of the area of outstanding natural beauty2; and

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    (2)     the purpose of increasing the understanding and enjoyment by the public of the special qualities of the area of outstanding natural beauty3,

but if it appears to the board that there is a conflict between those purposes, it is to attach greater weight to the purpose mentioned in head (1)4. General duties as to the protection of interests of the countryside and the

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