428. General functions and powers of national park authorities.

The functions of a national park authority from the time it is established to the time when it becomes the local planning authority1 for the relevant park2 are confined to the taking of such steps as the authority, after consultation with the Secretary of State, in relation to England, or the Welsh Ministers, in relation to Wales3, and any existing authority4 for that park, considers appropriate for securing that it is able properly to carry out its functions after that time5.

The powers of a national park authority include the power to do anything which is calculated to facilitate, or