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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 9 July 2009

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [Lords]


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the

 

Committee [30 June 2009].

 


 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

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Clause  292,  page  188,  line  5,  at end insert ‘and shall put the proposed scheme or

 

any revised scheme out to public consultation.’.

 


 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

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Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  294,  page  188,  line  30,  at end insert ‘but will not apply beyond the seaward

 

limit of the esturial waters of the river.’.

 



 
 

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Marine and Coastal Access Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

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Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  295,  page  189,  line  8,  leave out ‘Natural England may exercise’ and insert

 

‘if Natural England exercises’.

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

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Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  295,  page  189,  line  9,  at end insert ‘it must explain in the coastal access

 

report how the recreational benefit to the public of the coastal access duty being extended

 

to land adjacent to esturial waters outweighs the matters in sub-paragraph (4).’.

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

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Clause  295,  page  189,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘(h)    

the existence of any environmental designations.’.

 


 

Andrew George

 

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Clause  296,  page  191,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

any period of the non-operation of a ferry which is in use as part of the

 

ordinary route.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is designed to allow Natural England to propose an alternative route to act as a

 

diversion from the ordinary route when that ordinary route includes a ferry with a period of non-

 

operation.

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

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Clause  296,  page  191,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

future coastal developments’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

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Clause  296,  page  192,  line  16,  at end insert—


 
 

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Marine and Coastal Access Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

‘(2A)    

The proposals which may be included in the report by virtue of subsection (2)(a)

 

or (b) do not include proposals relating to any part of the English coastal route—

 

(a)    

which is established as a result of waters of a river being treated as part

 

of the sea by virtue of section 295 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act

 

2009 (river estuaries), and

 

(b)    

the line of which passes over land which, for the purposes of section 3A

 

of the CROW Act (power to extend access land to coastal land etc:

 

England), is coastal land by virtue of subsection (11) of that section.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This provides that coastal access reports may not propose to draw the landward boundary of

 

coastal margin or the landward or seaward boundary of the alternative route strip to coincide with

 

a physical feature where the coastal route passes over land adjacent to the waters of a non-tidal

 

river.

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

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Clause  296,  page  192,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Where a person with a relevant interest in affected land has requested Natural

 

England to provide a map showing the landward boundary of the relevant coastal

 

margin, but the report contains a description of that boundary pursuant to

 

subsection (3)(b) instead of a map, the report must also contain a statement of

 

Natural England’s reasons for declining to comply with the person’s request for

 

a map.’.

 

Andrew George

 

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Clause  296,  page  193,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(h)    

consult appropriate representative bodies for recreational users and land

 

management organisations,

 

(i)    

consider any other representations received by them.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is designed to add the organisations which have already been indicated by

 

Ministers in the Lords who be notified of reports and have their representations passed on to the

 

Secretary of State on reports to a list of organisations which will be consulted on the content of

 

reports.

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

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Clause  296,  page  193,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘55EA

  Changes in land use

 

(1)    

Any person with a relevant interest in land may require Natural England to review

 

a coastal access report; and reasons for review may include—

 

(a)    

proposed or actual changes in the use of land;

 

(b)    

review of existing directions made under Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the

 

CROW Act for the exclusion or restriction of the right of access;


 
 

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Marine and Coastal Access Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

(c)    

proposed new directions under Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the CROW Act for

 

the exclusion or restriction of the right of access

 

(2)    

Persons with a relevant interest may appeal to the appointed person as set out in

 

Schedule 19 against the refusal of Natural England to—

 

(a)    

undertake the review;

 

(b)    

undertake the review within timescales specified by regulation;

 

(c)    

amend the coastal access report.”.

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

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Clause  296,  page  196,  leave out lines 14 and 15 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

has a legal estate or legal interest in the land, or’.

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

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Clause  296,  page  196,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

owns the sporting rights.’.

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

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Clause  296,  page  196,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

Nothing in this section shall preclude a person with a relevant interest in affected

 

land from making an appeal under section 30 of the CROW Act for an exclusion

 

or restriction of the right of access at a subsequent date after approved proposals

 

have been implemented.’.

 


 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

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Schedule  19,  page  305,  leave out lines 33 to 35.

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

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Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  19,  page  306,  line  4,  at end insert—


 
 

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Marine and Coastal Access Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

‘(8)    

Where the Secretary of State approves proposals contained in a coastal access

 

report which do not strike a fair balance, then a person with an interest in land

 

may make a claim equal to the amount of depreciation or damage suffered as a

 

result of the creation of coastal access across that land and any land held together

 

with the affected land.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Where loss is caused, by virtue of new coastal access rights being provided, the amendment makes

 

provision for compensation.

 


 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

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Clause  297,  page  199,  line  9,  after ‘land”’ insert ‘, subject to subsection (11),’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amends the definition of coastal land in new section 3A of the CROW Act so as to make it

 

subject to subsection (11) of that section.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

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Clause  297,  page  199,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘(11)    

Where—

 

(a)    

waters of a river are treated as part of the sea by virtue of section 295 of

 

the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, and

 

(b)    

the land at the brink of those waters does not form part of the foreshore,

 

    

that land is, for the purposes of the definition of coastal land in section 3 (as that

 

definition applies for the purposes of this section), to be treated as part of the

 

foreshore.”’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Where waters of a river are treated as part of the sea under clause 295, land at the brink of any

 

non-tidal waters are to be treated as part of the foreshore for the purposes of the definition of

 

coastal land in section 3 of the CROW Act.

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

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Clause  297,  page  200,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

‘(10)    

In Schedule 1, Part 1, of the CROW Act 2000, after excepted land 13, insert—

 

“(14)    

Land used for the purpose of manufacturing, maintenance or storage of

 

recreational vessels and equipment (including marinas, boatyards and

 

yacht clubs).”’.

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Martin Salter

 

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Clause  297,  page  200,  line  35,  at end add—

 

‘(10)    

In Schedule 1 (excepted land for purposes of Part 1—Part II Supplementary

 

Provisions) at end insert—


 
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