Deregulation Bill

to be moved
on report

After Clause 23



Insert the following new Clause—

“Applications for public path extinguishment of diversion orders: review

(1)     Within two years of the coming into force of the rights of way provisions in
this Act, the Secretary of State shall lay before both Houses of Parliament a
report containing an assessment by Natural England’s Stakeholder
Working Group on Unrecorded Rights of Way of how effective the right to
apply provisions and the accompanying guidance have proved in getting
local authorities to respond positively to applications for public path
extinguishment or diversion orders.

(2)     As well as looking at the overall effectiveness of the legislation and the
accompanying guidance, the report shall include an assessment of any
notable disparities between the various local authorities.”

Prepared 29th January 2015