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Town or village greens
NC9To move the following Clause:
'.In section 22 of the Commons Registration Act 1965, for the definition of "town or village green" there is substituted
"'town or village green' means
Amendment of sections 116 and 118 of the Highways Act 1980
Mr David Lepper
NC10To move the following Clause:
'.(1) In subsection (1) of section 116 of the 1980 Act, for the words "or a special road" there is substituted, "a special road, a footpath or a bridleway".
(2) In section 118 of the 1980 Act there is inserted after subsection (3)
Norfolk and Suffolk Broads
Mr Gordon Prentice
NC11To move the following Clause:
'.In exercising or performing any functions in relation to, or so as to affect, land in the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads, any relevant authority shall have regard to the purposes specified in section 2(1) of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988.'.
Diversion of public paths to protect nature conservation interest
Mr David Heath
NC12To move the following Clause:
'.(1) Section 119 (diversion of footpaths and bridleways) of the Highways Act 1980 is amended as follows.
(2) In subsection (1) after "of the public" there is inserted "or of the conservation of a European site or a site of special scientific interest."
(3) In subsection (2), after "to the public" there is omitted "with", and at the end there is inserted "except where it is necessary for the conservation of a European site or a site of special scientific interest."
(4) In subsection (6), before (b), there is inserted "(aa) the diversion would have on the conservation of a European site or a site of special scientific interest.".'.
Use of cycle tracks by horseriders
Mr James Paice
NC13To move the following Clause:
'.Schedule (Riding or leading of horses on cycle tracks) (which makes amendments permitting the riding or leading of horses on cycle tracks) has effect.'.
Public local inquiries
Mr James Paice
NC14To move the following Clause:
'.(1) Schedule 14 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 shall be amended as follows.
(2) In paragraph 3(2), at the end there is inserted "or the Secretary of State may cause a public local inquiry to be held following the publicity for orders having been undertaken as prescribed in paragraph 3 of Schedule 15 pursuant to a direction from the Secretary of State to the authority.".'.
Notification of local inquiries
Mr James Paice
NC15To move the following Clause:
'. In paragraph 7(2)(a) of Schedule 15 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, after the words "to be held" there is inserted "and notify the applicant in writing of the date, time and venue of such an inquiry at least 28 days prior to the opening of that enquiry".'.
Access to crown land
Mr Gordon Prentice
NC17To move the following Clause:
'.(1) This section applies to Crown land.
(2) It shall be the duty of the appropriate countryside body to prepare a code of practice the purpose of which shall be to provide guidance on the extent to which Crown land shall be made available for permissive public use under this section.
(3) The appropriate countryside body shall consult with each appropriate authority on the contents of the code of practice referred to in subsection (2).
(4) The appropriate authority and the local highway authority may enter into an agreement providing for permissive public access to any Crown land on such terms as they may mutually agree.
(5) In the event that the appropriate authority unreasonably refuse to enter into an agreement with a local highway authority under subsection (4), or if any disagreement arises as to the terms of any such agreement, the local highway authority may refer the matter for decision to an inspector appointed by the Secretary of State (as respects land in England) or the National Assembly for Wales (as respects land in Wales); and in determining any issue so referred the inspector shall have regard to the code of practice prepared under subsection (2).
(6) A local highway authority may
(7) In this section
"appropriate authority" in relation to any land means:
"appropriate countryside body" has the same meaning as in Part I of this Act;
"Crown interest" means an interest belonging to Her Majesty in right of Crown or belonging to a government department or held in trust for Her Majesty for the purposes of a government department;
"Crown land", means land in which there is a Crown interest or a Duchy interest;
"Duchy interest" means an interest belonging to Her Majesty in right of the Duchy of Lancaster or belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall;
"permissive public access" means access by the public on foot, horseback or pedal cycle over any path, track, roadway or similar route in such a way as shall not give rise to the creation of public rights;
and if any question arises as to what authority is the appropriate authority in relation to any land that question shall be referred to the Treasury whose decision shall be final.'.
Species Action Plans and Habitat Action Plans
NC18To move the following Clause:
'.(1) It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State and the National Assembly for Wales to ensure the preparation, maintenance and revision of lists of species and habitats, in respect of which special measures shall be taken to monitor their population status in view of their vulnerability or international importance, and to determine
(2) It shall be the duty of every Minister, government department, local authority and public body, so far as it is consistent with their primary functions, to further the objectives of Species Action Plans and Habitat Action Plans.'.
Cutting or felling trees etc that overhang bridleways
Mr James Gray
NC19To move the following Clause:
'.(1) Section 154 of the 1980 Act (cutting or felling trees that overhang or are a danger to roads or footpaths) shall be amended as follows.
(2) For the words "or footpath" in every place where they appear, there is substituted ", footpath or bridleway".
(3) For the words "or pedestrians" there is substituted ", pedestrians or equestrians".'.
Mr David Kidney
NC20To move the following Clause:
'.(1) It shall be the duty of every local authority to adopt and maintain a scheme for maintaining a series of sites in their area (in this section referred to as "local sites"), to ensure the conservation, restoration and enhancement of species, habitat, geological and geomorphological features of substantive nature conservation value.
(2) The Secretary of State and the National Assembly for Wales shall from time to time give guidance with respect to the exercise of the duty of a local authority under subsection (1), a local authority shall in adopting and maintaining such a scheme, have regard to that guidance.
(3) Such guidance shall
(4) It shall be the duty of the Nature Conservancy Council for England and the Countryside Council for Wales periodically to report on the operation and effectiveness of each scheme.
(5) In the formulation and exercise of their functions relating to land under any enactment every Minister, government department, local authority and public body shall further the conservation, restoration and enhancement of local sites.'.
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