Amendments proposed to the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Amendment of sections 116 and 118 of the Highways Act 1980

   

Mr Andrew F. Bennett
Dr David Clark

NC15

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) In subsection (1) of section 116 of the 1980 Act, for the words "or a special road" there shall be substituted ", a special road, a footpath or a bridleway".

    (2) In section 118 of the 1980 Act there shall be inserted after subsection (3)—

            "(3A) A public path extinguishment order may provide for the stopping up of a bridleway subject to the reservation of a footpath.".'.


Compensation

   

Mr Edward Garnier
Mr James Paice
Mr Damian Green

NC16

*To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) Any person with an interest in land who shows that he has suffered a loss in consequence of the exercise of the right of access conferred by section 2(1) of this Act, shall be entitled to compensation to make good such loss.

    (2) A claim for compensation under this section shall be made within such time and in such manner as may be described in regulations made by the Secretary of State.

    (3) In this section "interest", in relation to land, includes any estate in land and any right over land, whether the right is exercisable by virtue of the ownership of an interest in land or by virtue of a licence or agreement, and in particular includes sporting rights.'.


Power to extend to waterways

   

Mr Andrew Miller

NC17

*To move the following Clause—:

    '.—(1) The Secretary of State (as respects England) or the National Assembly for Wales (as respects Wales) may by order amend the definition of "open country" in section 1(2) so as to include a reference to waterways or to waterways of any description.

    (2) An order under this section may modify the provisions of this Part in their application to waterways (whether or not within the definition of "open country" apart from the order).'.


Access to dwellinghouse across a common

   

Sir George Young
Mr John Maples
Mr Richard Page
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr David Prior
Mr David Rendel

NC18

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1) Where a way across a common has been used as the vehicular access to a dwelling house an easement shall be deemed to have been granted by the owner of the common to the owner of the dwelling house.

    (2) On the first occasion that the freehold of a dwellinghouse referred to in subsection (1) is transferred, or a long leasehold created, the transferor shall pay to owner of the common for the time being a proportion of the value of the accessed dwellinghouse.

    (3) The proportion in subsection (2) shall be nil for access the enjoyment of which commenced prior to 1930, 2.5 per cent for access the enjoyment of which commences after 1930 but prior to 1970 and 5 per cent hereafter.'.


Private rights of way across commons

   

Sir George Young
Mr John Maples
Mr Richard Page
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr David Prior
Mr David Rendel

NC19

*To move the following Clause:—

    'Schedule (print rights of way across commons) (which contains amendments relating to private rights of way across commons) has effect.'.

Private rights of way across commons (No. 2)

   

Sir George Young
Mr John Maples
Mr Richard Page
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr David Prior
Mr David Rendel

NC20

*To move the following Clause:—

    'Schedule (private rights of way across commons (No. 2) (which contains amendments relating to private rights of way across commons) has effect.'.


Access to dwellinghouse across a common (No. 2)

   

Sir George Young
Mr John Maples
Mr Richard Page
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr David Prior
Mr David Rendel

NC21

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1) Where a way across a common has been used as the vehicular access to a dwellinghouse an easement shall be deemed to have been granted by the owner of the common to the owner of the dwellinghouse.

    (2) On the first occasion that the freehold of a dwellinghouse referred to in subsection (1) is transferred, or a long leasehold created, the transferor shall pay to owner of the common for the time a reasonable sum for the right.

    (3) If the sum is not agreed, it shall be determined by the Lands Tribunal.'.


Access to dwellinghouse across a common (No. 3)

   

Sir George Young
Mr John Maples
Mr Richard Page
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr David Prior
Mr David Rendel

NC22

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1) Where a way across a common has been used as the vehicular access to a dwellinghouse an easement shall be deemed to have been granted by the owner of the common to the owner of the dwellinghouse.

    (2) On the first occasion that the freehold of a dwellinghouse referred to in subsection (1) is transferred, or a long leasehold created, the transferor shall pay to owner of the common for the time a reasonable sum not to exceed £1,000 for the right.'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

101

Page     1,     line     12     [Clause     1],     at end insert ', and is at least 10 hectares in size'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

102

Page     2,     line     17     [Clause     1],     leave out 'wholly or predominantly' and insert 'of at least 60 per cent.'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

106

*Page     2,     line     21     [Clause 1],     at end add—

    '"short lead" means a fixed lead of less then two metres in length.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Damian Green
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

7

Page     2,     line     38     [Clause     2],     leave out from first 'the' to end of line 39 and insert 'next 72 hours'.

   

Mr David Heath
Mr Tom Brake

27

Page     2,     line     39     [Clause     2],     at end insert—

    '( ) Where a person becomes a trespasser because of a failure to comply with a restriction imposed under section 24, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

103

Page     2,     line     39     [Clause     2],     at end insert—

    '(4A) If without lawful authority a person fails to comply with Schedule 2 or with any restriction imposed under Chapter II, he shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding level 1 on the standard scale'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

104

Page     2,     line     41     [Clause     2],     leave out from 'means' to end of line and insert 'the period from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Damian Green
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

19

Page     2     [Clause     2],     leave out lines 42 to 46.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

81

Page     3,     line     30     [Clause     4],     leave out from 'which' to 'would'.

   

Mr David Heath
Mr Tom Brake

28

Page     3,     line     35     [Clause     4],     at end insert—

      '( ) may determine to show recommended points of access to open country.'.

   

Mr Andrew F. Bennett
Dr David Clark

2

Page     3,     line     37     [Clause     5],     at beginning insert 'by the end of the period of 32 months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed,'.

   

Mr Andrew F. Bennett
Dr David Clark

3

Page     3,     line     38     [Clause     5],     leave out 'the prescribed period' and insert 'a period of six months beginning with the day on which the map is issued in draft form'.


   

Mr Andrew F. Bennett
Dr David Clark

4

Page     4,     line     3     [Clause     5],     at end insert—

    '(2) Whether the map is confirmed with or without modifications, the map in provisional form shall be issued by the appropriate countryside body no later than six months after the expiry of the period during which representations may be received in respect of the map in draft form under subsection (1)(b)'.

   

Mr Andrew F. Bennett
Dr David Clark

61

Page     4,     line     8     [Clause     6],     at end insert—

    '(1A) Any person may appeal—

      (a) in the case of land in England, to the Secretary of State; or

      (b) in the case of land in Wales, to the National Assembly for Wales;

    against the failure to show that land on a map in provisional form as registered common land or as open country.'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

82

Page     4,     line     13     [Clause     6],     leave out from 'brought' to end of line 15 and insert 'on the ground or grounds that—

      ( ) the land does not consist of mountain, moor, heath or down, or

      ( ) the inclusion of the land would serve no useful purpose, or'.

   

Mr Andrew F. Bennett
Dr David Clark

62

Page     4,     line     19     [Clause     6],     at end insert—

    '(3A) An appeal relating to the failure to show any land as registered common land may be brought only on the ground that it is registered common land.'.

 
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