The Secretary of State1, in relation to England, or the Welsh Ministers2, in relation to Wales, may in the case of any existing area of outstanding natural beauty3, or in connection with the designation of any area as an area of outstanding natural beauty4, by order establish a conservation board to carry out in relation to that area the functions conferred on such a board5. Where the Secretary of State considers or the Welsh Ministers consider it expedient, such an order may provide for the transfer to the conservation board to which the order relates of any of the
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