479. Duties where there is an application for a farm grant.

Where an application for a farm capital grant1 is made as respects expenditure incurred or to be incurred for the purpose of activities on notified land, or land included in a site of special scientific interest, the appropriate minister2 must, so far as consistent with the purpose of the grant provisions3, so exercise his functions as to further the conservation of the flora, fauna or geological or physiographical features of the land; and where Natural England (in relation to England) or the Natural Resources Body for Wales (in relation to Wales)4 objects to the making of a grant on