[296A Enforcement in relation to the Crown]
[296A Enforcement in relation to the Crown]

[(1)     No act or omission done or suffered by or on behalf of the Crown constitutes an offence under this Act.

(2)     A local planning authority must not take any step for the purposes of enforcement in relation to Crown land unless it has the consent of the appropriate authority.

(3)     The appropriate authority may give consent under subsection (2) subject to such conditions as it thinks appropriate.

(4)     A step taken for the purposes of enforcement is anything done in connection with the enforcement of anything required to be done or prohibited by or under this Act.

(5)     A step taken for the purposes of enforcement includes—

(a)     entering land;

(b)     bringing proceedings;

(c)     the making of an application.