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Land Use (Garden Protection) Bill


Land Use (Garden Protection) Bill

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A

Bill

To

Make provision for the protection of gardens and urban green spaces; 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 the Town and Country Planning Act 1990

(1)   

The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8) is amended as follows.

(2)   

After section 71A insert—

“71B    

Duty as respects gardens and urban green space in exercise of

planning functions

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In the exercise of any function under or by virtue of the planning Acts,

the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29) or the Planning and

Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (c. 5), special regard shall be had to the

desirability of preserving gardens and urban green spaces.”

(3)   

In section 336, after the definition of “function”, insert—

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““green space” means—

(a)   

land laid out as a public garden;

(b)   

land used for the purposes of public recreation; or

(c)   

an area of open space which benefits wildlife and

biodiversity;”.

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Short title and extent

(1)   

This Act may be cited as the Land Use (Garden Protection) Act 2008.

(2)   

This Act extends to England and Wales only.

 

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