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

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Mr Andrew F. Bennett
Dr David Clark

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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.'.

   

Mr Andrew F. Bennett
Dr David Clark

63

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

    '(3B) An appeal relating to the failure to show any land as open country may be brought only on the ground that—

      (a) the land does consist wholly or predominantly of mountain, moor, heath or down, and

      (b) to the extent that the appropriate countryside body have exercised their discretion under section 4(5)(b) to treat land which is open country as forming part of an area which is not open country, the body ought not to have done so.'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr David Heath
Mr Tom Brake

29

Page     4,     line     29     [Clause     7],     leave out from 'hearing' to end of line 31 and insert ', or'.

   

Mr Andrew F. Bennett
Dr David Clark

64

Page     4,     line     29     [Clause     7],     leave out from 'hearing' to end of line 31.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

139

Page     6,     line     16     [Clause     9],     at end insert—

    '( ) A document purporting to be certified on behalf of the appropriate countryside body to be a copy of or of any part of a map in conclusive form issued by that body for the purposes of this Part shall be receivable in evidence and shall be deemed, unless the contrary is shown, to be such a copy.'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

140

Page     6,     line     17     [Clause     10],     leave out 'has' and insert 'have'.

   

Mr David Heath
Mr Tom Brake

30

Page     6,     line     26     [Clause     10],     leave out 'ten' and insert 'five'.


   

Mr Andrew F. Bennett
Dr David Clark

58

Page     7,     line     1     [Clause     11],     leave out 'the period within which and'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

141

Page     7,     line     36     [Clause     12],     at end insert—

    '( ) The use of any land by the inhabitants of any locality for the purposes of open-air recreation in the exercise of the right conferred by section 2(1) is to be disregarded in determining whether the land has become a town or village green.'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Damian Green
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

8

Page     8,     line     7     [Clause     13],     leave out 'natural'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

142

Page     8,     line     8     [Clause     13],     at end insert—

    '(6B) For the purposes of subsection (6A) above, any plant, shrub or tree, of whatever origin, is to be regarded as a natural feature of the landscape."'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

143

Page     8,     line     32     [Clause     15],     leave out 'or'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

144

Page     8,     line     35     [Clause     15],     at end insert 'or

      (d) the public have access to it under subsection (1) of section 19 of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 (public access to monuments under public control) or would have access to it under that subsection but for any provision of subsections (2) to (9) of that section.'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

110

Page     9,     line     1     [Clause 16],     leave out '90' and insert '21'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

84

Page     9,     line     3     [Clause     16],     after 'land', insert 'for a period of not less than 20 years or in perpetuity'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

111

Page     9,     line     4     [Clause     16],     after 'Part', insert 'for a period of not less than 21 years or in perpetuity'.


   

Mr Andrew F. Bennett
Dr David Clark

65

Page     10,     line     23     [Clause     17],     at end insert—

    '(6A) The relevant confirming authority shall publish guidance to access authorities as to the matters which may be included in such byelaws and the purpose thereof with the intention that byelaws in the areas of each access authority shall be consistent with the byelaws in any other access authority.'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

145

Page     10,     line     29     [Clause     18],     after 'authority' insert 'making the appointment'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

112

Page     10,     line     30     [Clause      18],     at end insert—

    '(1A) The access authority shall review under this section the adequacy of warden arrangements in respect of any access land in their area.

    (1B) A review under this section must be undertaken—

      (a) in the case of the first review, not more than one year after that land became access land, and

      (b) in the case of subsequent reviews, not more than five years after the previous review.'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

146

Page     10,     line     38     [Clause     18],     after 'authority' insert 'appointing them'.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

147

Page     11,     line     3     [Clause     18],     leave out 'which' and insert 'who'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

85

Page     11,     line     6     [Clause     19],     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall, where appropriate or expedient, at the request of the owner or occupier of any access land, or of land adjoining access land, or otherwise,'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

148

Page     11,     line     10     [Clause     19],     leave out 'and'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

149

Page     11,     line     12     [Clause     19],     at end insert 'and

          (iii) any other matters relating to access land or to access by virtue of section 2(1) which the access authority consider appropriate.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Damian Green
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

20

Page     11     [Clause     20],     leave out lines 37 to 40.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

150

Page     11,     line     41     [Clause     20],     at beginning insert—

    '(5) Subject to subsection (6), in this Chapter'.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

151

Page     12,     line     2     [Clause     20],     at end insert—

    '(6) Where—

      (a) it appears to the Forestry Commissioners that any land which is dedicated for the purposes of this Part under section 16 consists wholly or predominantly of woodland, and

      (b) the Forestry Commissioners give to the body who are apart from this subsection the relevant authority for the purposes of this Chapter in relation to the land a notice stating that the Forestry Commissioners are to be the relevant authority for those purposes as from a date specified in the notice,

    the Forestry Commissioners shall as from that date become the relevant authority in relation to that land for those purposes, but subject to subsection (7).

    (7) Where it appears to the Forestry Commissioners that any land in relation to which they are by virtue of subsection (6) the relevant authority for the purposes of this Chapter has ceased to consist wholly or predominantly of woodland, the Forestry Commissioners may, by giving notice to the body who would apart from subsection (6) be the relevant authority, revoke the notice under subsection (6) as from a date specified in the notice under this subsection.'.

 
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