[(1) This Act binds the Crown.
(2) But subsection (1) is subject to express provision made by this Part.]
(1) In this Part—
“Crown land” means land in which there is a Crown interest or a Duchy interest;
[“Crown interest” means any of the following—
(a) an interest belonging to Her Majesty in right of the Crown or in right of Her private estates;
(b) an interest belonging to a government department or held in trust for Her Majesty for the purposes of a government department;
(c) such other interest as the Secretary of State specifies by order;]
“Duchy interest” means an interest belonging to Her Majesty in right of the Duchy of Lancaster or belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall;
“private interest” means an interest which is neither a Crown interest nor a Duchy interest.
(2) For the purposes of this Part “the appropriate authority”, in relation to any land—
(a) in the case of land belonging to Her Majesty in right of the Crown and forming part of the Crown Estate, means the Crown Estate Commissioners;
(b) in relation to any other land belonging to Her Majesty in right of the Crown, means the government department having the management of that land;
[(ba) in relation to land belonging to Her Majesty in right of Her private estates means a person appointed by Her Majesty in writing under the Royal Sign Manual or, if no such appointment is made, the Secretary of State;]
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