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Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

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Environment Bill, continued

 
 

(5)    

The Secretary of State shall review the relevant percentage after 5 years or

 

sooner.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment amends the power to vary the 10% level so that it can only be increased.

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

168

 

Schedule  14,  page  209,  line  37,  leave out “maintained for at least 30 years” and

 

insert “secured in its target condition and maintained in perpetuity”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires habitat created under net gain to be secured in perpetuity.

 

Tracey Crouch

 

Alex Sobel

 

75

 

Schedule  14,  page  209,  line  37,  leave out “for at least 30 years” and insert “in

 

perpetuity”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require post-development habitat enhancements for the purposes of

 

biodiversity gains to be maintained in perpetuity rather than for 30 years.

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Abena Oppong-Asare

Jessica Morden

Alex Sobel

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

22

 

Schedule  14,  page  212,  line  15,  leave out “may” and insert “must”

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

170

 

Schedule  14,  page  212,  leave out line 26


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

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Environment Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

171

 

Schedule  14,  page  212,  leave out lines 29 and 30

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

172

 

Schedule  14,  page  212,  line  32,  leave out “may” and insert “must”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would commit the Secretary of State to make regulations excluding irreplaceable

 

habitat from the net gain policy.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Abena Oppong-Asare

Jessica Morden

Kerry McCarthy

Alex Sobel

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

10

 

Clause  91,  page  91,  line  37,  leave out “may” and insert “must”

 

Tracey Crouch

 

74

 

Clause  91,  page  92,  line  1,  leave out “for at least 30 years” and insert “in

 

perpetuity”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require habitat enhancements for the purposes of biodiversity gains to be

 

maintained in perpetuity rather than for 30 years.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

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Environment Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Abena Oppong-Asare

Jessica Morden

Kerry McCarthy

Alex Sobel

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

11

 

Clause  92,  page  93,  line  5,  leave out “may” and insert “must”

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

136

 

Clause  92,  page  94,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

“(11)    

In accordance with the biodiversity metric, the Secretary of State or another

 

person, is obliged to carry out such works as necessary to enhance the

 

biodiversity of habitat associated with the sale of biodiversity credits.

 

(12)    

The Secretary of State or another person is required to secure and maintain the

 

enhancement in perpetuity after the habitat enhancement has reached its target

 

condition.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

140

 

Clause  93,  page  94,  line  13,  after “biodiversity in England” insert “, including in

 

particular the species and habitats listed in section 41,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment clarifies the intent of the duty in relation to the conservation of priority species

 

and habitats


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

32

 

Environment Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

138

 

Clause  93,  page  94,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(1ZA)    

A public authority which has any functions exercisable in relation to England

 

must exercise those functions consistently with the aim of furthering the general

 

biodiversity objective.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires public authorities to apply the biodiversity duty in the exercising of all

 

of their functions.

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

139

 

Clause  93,  page  94,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

“(1G)    

In this part, “public authority” has the meaning given by section 28(3) of the

 

Environment Act 2020.”

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

137

 

Clause  93,  page  95,  line  1,  leave out subsection (5) and insert—

 

“(5)    

After subsection (2) insert—

 

“(2A)    

the authority must act in accordance with any relevant local nature

 

recovery strategy in the exercise of relevant public functions, including

 

strategic and local land-use planning and decision making and in

 

spending decisions, and in particular in complying with subsections (1)

 

and (1A).””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that Local Nature Recovery Strategies are considered in day-to-day

 

planning and spending decisions by public authorities.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

33

 

Environment Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

142

 

Clause  94,  page  95,  leave out lines 28 and 29 and insert—

 

“(a)    

all public authorities and persons or bodies exercising functions of a

 

public nature, and

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

186

 

Clause  94,  page  95,  line  30,  at the end insert “(d) Natural England and the

 

Environment Agency”

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

141

 

Clause  94,  page  95,  line  43,  at end insert—

 

“(e)    

an analysis of how actions taken have contributed to delivery of priorities

 

identified in the Local Nature Recovery Strategies.

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Abena Oppong-Asare

Jessica Morden

Kerry McCarthy

Alex Sobel

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

12

 

Clause  94,  page  96,  line  27,  leave out “may” and insert “must”

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

34

 

Environment Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Abena Oppong-Asare

Jessica Morden

Kerry McCarthy

Alex Sobel

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

13

 

Clause  96,  page  97,  line  27,  leave out “may” and insert “must”

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

143

 

Clause  97,  page  98,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

a statement of how the strategy is expected to contribute to achievement

 

of relevant environmental targets”

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

144

 

Clause  97,  page  98,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“(e)    

a description of how actions intended to meet the net gain objective and

 

land management changes supported by public funds should be spatially

 

targeted through Local Nature Recovery Strategies in order to contribute

 

most effectively to environmental improvement

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment clarifies the relationship between LNRSs, net gain, ELM and other policies.

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

145

 

Clause  97,  page  98,  line  23,  before “are” insert “an ecologically coherent network


 
 

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Environment Bill, continued

 
 

of sites that”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment clarifies that local habitat maps should contribute to a coherent ecological

 

network.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

146

 

Clause  98,  page  98,  line  45,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

The Secretary of State must produce a strategy to inform the development of a

 

Nature Recovery Network, including a spatial description of the opportunities for

 

recovering or enhancing the environment through actions to protect or restore

 

biodiversity, in terms of habitats and species, in England.

 

(3B)    

The Secretary of State must publish guidelines that set out a process for review

 

and approval of Local Nature Recovery Strategies by Natural England to confirm

 

the priorities and proposals identified in the Local Nature Recovery Strategy

 

would contribute adequately to the delivery of a national Nature Recovery

 

Network and relevant environmental targets.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment requires the Secretary of State to undertake the mapping and planning work

 

necessary to carry out their functions in relation to the national habitat map.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

147

 

Clause  99,  page  99,  line  16,  leave out “95” and insert “93”

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

148

 

Clause  99,  page  99,  line  31,  at end insert—


 
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