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Friday 4th July 2003

CONSIDERATION OF BILL


HIGH HEDGES (No. 2) BILL

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

91

Page     1,     line     7     [Clause     1],     after 'on', insert 'adjoining'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

77

Page     1     [Clause     1],     leave out lines 9 to 20.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

2

Page     1     [Clause     1],     leave out lines 9 to 22.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

50

Page     1,     line     13     [Clause     1],     after 'by', insert 'an unreasonable obstruction of light caused by'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

92

Page     1,     line     14     [Clause     1],     after 'on', insert 'adjoining'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

87

Page     1,     line     17     [Clause     1],     after the first 'of', insert 'the obstruction of light caused by'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

55

Page     1,     line     20     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

       'No complaint shall be made under this Act in relation to a high hedge by the owner or occupier of a domestic property if that property was constructed after the hedge was established.'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

71

Page     1,     line     20     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

       'This Act shall not apply to any land situated within a conservation area'.

   

Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

44

Page     1,     line     20     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '( )   This Act only applies to urban areas.'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

60

Page     1,     line     20     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '( )   Nothing in this Act shall apply to a hedge growing in a National Park'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

62

Page     1,     line     20     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '( )   Nothing in this Act shall apply to a hedge growing in a cemetery or burial ground'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

68

Page     1,     line     20     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '( )   This Act shall not apply to any land situated within a rural area'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

70

Page     1,     line     20     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '( )   This Act shall not apply to any tree which is protected by a tree preservation order'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

59

Page     1,     line     20     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '( )   Nothing in this Act shall apply to a hedge growing in public open space'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

61

Page     1,     line     20     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '( )   Nothing in this Act shall apply to a hedge growing within the curtilege of a school or other educational establishment'.

   

Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

43

Page     1,     line     20     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '( )   This Act does not apply to hedges more than 10 metres from the complainants house.'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

58

Page     1,     line     20     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '( )   Nothing in this Act shall apply to a hedge situated within 3 metres of any public highway.'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

51

Page     1,     line     22     [Clause     1],     leave out subsection (4).

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

41

Page     1,     line     22     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '( )   This Act shall only apply to hedges which were planted or otherwise came into existence after the commencement of the Act.'.


   

Mr Andrew Dismore

3

Page     2,     line     6     [Clause     1],     at end insert 'or prospective owner or occupier.'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

69

Page     2,     line     12     [Clause     1],     at end insert '"rural area" means any ward or postcode sector which is outside a settlement of 10,000 or more people'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

46

Page     2,     line     14     [Clause     2],     leave out 'or access'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

4

Page     2,     line     15     [Clause     2],     leave out 'a line of two or more evergreens' and insert 'a tree, shrub or line of two or more trees or shrubs.'.

   

Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

53

Page     2,     line     15     [Clause     2],     leave out 'line' and insert 'row'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

78

Page     2,     line     15     [Clause     2],     leave out 'two' and insert 'four'.

   

Mr Edward Leigh

38

Page     2,     line     15     [Clause     2],     leave out 'evergreens' and insert 'Cupressocyparis leylandii, thuja plicata, and Chamaecyparis lawsoniana'.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

34

Page     2,     line     15     [Clause     2],     leave out 'evergreens' and insert 'conifers'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

93

Page     2,     line     15     [Clause     2],     leave out 'evergreens' and insert 'evergreen conifers'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

79

Page     2,     line     17     [Clause     2],     after 'level', insert 'when measured from the neighbouring land'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

5

Page     2,     line     17     [Clause     2],     at end insert 'when measured from the property allegedly adversely affected.'.

   

Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

54

Page     2,     line     18     [Clause     2],     leave out 'line' and insert 'row'.

   

Mr Edward Leigh

39

Page     2,     line     18     [Clause     2],     leave out 'evergreens' and insert 'Cupressocyparis leylandii thuja plicata, and Chamaecyparis lawsoniana'.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

35

Page     2,     line     18     [Clause     2],     leave out 'evergreens' and insert 'conifers'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

94

Page     2,     line     18     [Clause     2],     leave out 'evergreens' and insert 'evergreen conifers'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

47

Page     2,     line     19     [Clause     2],     leave out 'or access'.

   

Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

42

Page     2,     line     20     [Clause     2],     leave out 'two' and insert 'four'.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

36

Page     2,     line     22     [Clause     2],     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

95

Page     2,     line     22     [Clause     2],     leave out subsection (3) and insert 'In this section evergreen conifer means any evergreen tree that bears or is capable of bearing cones'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

6

Page     2,     line     22     [Clause     2],     leave out from second 'evergreen' to end of line 23 and insert 'semi-evergreen or deciduous tree or shrub.'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr John Gummer
Mr Greg Knight
Sir Paul Beresford

80

Page     2,     line     22     [Clause     2],     leave out 'or a semi-evergreen tree or shrub'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

7

Page     2,     line     27     [Clause     3],     after 'yard', insert 'patio'.

 
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