452. Wetlands of international importance.

Where a wetland1 in Great Britain has been designated under the Ramsar Convention2 for inclusion in the list of wetlands of international importance, the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers3 must:

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    (1)     notify Natural England4 if all or part of the wetland is in England5;

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    (2)     notify the Natural Resources Body for Wales6 if it is in Wales7; or

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    (3)     notify both of them if it is partly in England and partly in Wales8.

On receipt of a notification, each body notified must, in turn, notify:

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    (a)     the local planning authority9 in whose area the wetland is situated10;

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    (b)