449. Establishment by Natural England or the Natural Resources Body for Wales.

In relation to England, Natural England1 may establish a nature reserve through the making of a management agreement or a nature reserve agreement2.

In relation to Wales, a Welsh local authority3 may enter into an agreement4 with the owner, lessee or occupier of any land5 for the purpose of securing that the land should be managed as a nature reserve6 where it appears to the Welsh local authority that it is expedient in the national interest that the land should be so managed7.

This power is in addition to the appropriate conservation body's power to acquire land by compulsory acquisition