§ 262C. — (1) Where it appears to the Secretary of State, after such consultation with such persons or bodies as he thinks fit, that an area is of outstanding scenic value and beauty in a national context, and that special protection measures are appopriate for it, he may designate the area by a direction under this section as a National Scenic Area; and any such designation may be varied or cancelled by a subsequent direction.
§ (2) Notice of any such designation, variation, or cancellation as is mentioned in subsection (1) above shall be published in the Edinburgh Gazette and in at least one newspaper circulating in the vicinity of the Area by the Secretary of State.
§ (3) Every planning authority shall compile and be available for inspection free of charge at reasonable hours and at a convenient place a list containing such particulars as the Secretary of State may determine of any area in their district which has been designated as a National Scenic Area.
§ (4) Where any area is for the time being designated as a National Scenic Area, special attention shall be paid to the desirability of preserving or enhancing its character or appearance in the exercise, with respect to any land in that area, of any powers under this Act.
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'23A. In section 53(4) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1972 omit "under section 54 of this Act.".
23B. In section 275(1) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1972 (interpretation)—
(b) the following shall be inserted after the definition of "Minister"—
'national scenic area' has the meaning assigned to it by section 262C of this Act".'.
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'Consequential amendments of other enactments