I7.504 Designation

I7.504 Designation

On the making of a claim for conditional exemption1, if the claim is made on or after 31 July 1998 the Board may, in its absolute discretion, designate as objects within the conditional exemption2:

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    (a)     any relevant object3 which appears to the Board to be pre-eminent for its national4, scientific, historic or artistic interest

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    (b)     any collection or group of relevant objects which, taken as a whole, appears to the Board to be pre-eminent for its national, scientific, historic or artistic interest

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    (c)     any land which in the opinion of the Board is of outstanding scenic or historic or scientific interest

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    (d)     any building for the preservation of which special steps should in the opinion of the Board be taken by reason of its outstanding historic or architectural interest

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    (e)     any area of land which in the opinion of the Board is essential for the protection of the character and amenities of such a building

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    (f)     any object which in the opinion of the Board is historically associated with such a building as is mentioned in paragraph (d) above

In determining under (a) or (b) above whether an object or a collection or group of objects is pre-eminent, any significant association of the object, collection or group with a particular place should be taken into consideration5. Land mentioned in (c) above includes botanical, horticultural, silvicultural, arboricultural, agricultural, archaeological, physiographic and ecological features, and man-made landscapes. Buildings erected on such land may qualify on their own merits as outstanding buildings.

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