238 Use and development of consecrated land
238 Use and development of consecrated land

(1)     Notwithstanding any obligation or restriction imposed under ecclesiastical law or otherwise in respect of consecrated land, any such land, which has been the subject of a relevant acquisition or appropriation, may subject to the following provisions of this section—

(a)     if it has been acquired by a Minister, be used in any manner by him or on his behalf for any purpose for which he acquired the land; and

(b)     in any other case, be used by any person in any manner in accordance with planning permission.

(2)     Subsection (1) applies whether or not the land includes a building but it does not apply to land which consists of or forms part of a burial ground.

(3)     Any use of consecrated land authorised by subsection (1) shall be subject—

(a)     to compliance with the prescribed requirements with respect—