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Green Belt Reform Bill


Green Belt Reform Bill

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A

Bill

To

Make provision about the Green Belt; and for connected purposes.                                        

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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Amendment of Town and Country Planning Act 1990

(1)   

Section 45 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8) (approval of

proposals by Secretary of State) is amended as follows.

(2)   

After subsection (2) insert—

“(2A)   

The Secretary of State may not approve any proposal which would

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involve the removal of any Green Belt land, whether or not the

proposal would also involve the adding of other land to the Green

Belt.”

(3)   

After subsection (5) insert—

“(6)   

In subsection (2A) “Green Belt land” has the same meaning as in the

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Green Belt (London and Home Counties) Act 1938 (c. xciii).”

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Amendment of Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004

(1)   

Section 21 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (c. 5)

(intervention by Secretary of State) is amended as follows.

(2)   

After subsection (4) insert—

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“(4A)   

The Secretary of State must give a direction under subsection (4) in

respect of any document which would involve the removal of any

Green Belt land, whether or not the document would also involve the

adding of other land to the Green Belt.”

(3)   

After subsection (9) insert—

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“(9A)   

The Secretary of State must reject any document to which subsection

(4A) applies.”

 
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Green Belt Reform Bill

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(4)   

After subsection (10) insert—

“(11)   

In subsection (4A) “Green Belt land” has the same meaning as in the

Green Belt (London and Home Counties) Act 1938 (c. xciii).”

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Short title, commencement and extent

(1)   

This Act may be cited as the Green Belt Reform Act 2006.

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(2)   

This Act shall come into force at the end of a period of two months beginning

with the day on which it is passed.

(3)   

This Act extends to England and Wales only.

 
 

 
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