490. Rights of entry.

Provision is made for rights of entry either with or without a warrant as follows1:

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    (1)     any person duly authorised in writing by a local planning authority2 may enter any land for the purpose of:

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      (a)     surveying it in connection with any hedgerow removal notice3 received by the authority4;

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      (b)     ascertaining whether an offence5 has been committed6; and

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      (c)     determining whether a notice requiring the planting of a hedgerow7 should be given8,

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    (2)     if there are reasonable grounds for entering for the purpose in question9;

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    (3)     any person duly authorised in writing by the Secretary of State or the