421. Establishment and function.

The appointing authority1 for any area must in accordance with regulations2 establish for that area, or for each part of it, an advisory body to be known as a local access forum3. A local access forum consists of members appointed by the appointing authority4. It is the function of a local access forum, as respects the area for which it is established, to advise:


    (1)     the appointing authority5;


    (2)     any body exercising functions in relation to access to the countryside6 in relation to land in that area7;


    (3)     if the appointing authority is a national park authority, the local