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Thursday 21 January 2010

 

Public Bill Committee

 

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Flood and Water Management Bill


 

Note

 

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

 

Committee [7 January 2010].

 


 

Schedule 3

 

Amendment 149 proposed, in page 47, to leave out lines 36 to 39 and insert—

 

‘(1)    

In this Schedule “drainage system” means—

 

(a)    

a structure designed to receive rainwater except—

 

(i)    

a public sewer, or

 

(ii)    

a natural watercourse; and

 

(b)    

any lateral drain or sewer communicating with a drainage system.’.—

 

(Miss Anne McIntosh).

 

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

150

 

Schedule  3,  page  48,  leave out lines 4 and 5 and insert—

 

‘(3)    

“Lateral drain”, “sewer” and “public sewer” have the meanings given by section

 

219(1) of the Water Industry Act 1991.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

18

 

Schedule  3,  page  48,  line  8,  leave out paragraph 2 and insert—

 

‘“Sustainable Urban Drainage System” means a drainage system which—

 

(a)    

facilitates attenuation, settlement or treatment of surface water from two

 

or more premises (whether or not together with road water), and


 
 

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(b)    

includes one or more of the following:

 

(i)    

inlet;

 

(ii)    

outlet structures;

 

(iii)    

swales;

 

(iv)    

constructed wetlands;

 

(v)    

ponds;

 

(vi)    

filter trenches;

 

(vii)    

attenuation tanks, and

 

(viii)    

detention basins (together with any associated pipes and

 

equipment).’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

163

 

Schedule  3,  page  48,  line  12,  after ‘the’, insert ‘natural’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

30

 

Schedule  3,  page  48,  line  37,  leave out ‘consult’ and insert ‘as soon as possible

 

instigate, publish and have regard to a review undertaken by a panel of independent

 

persons pertaining to the costs currently incurred by local authorties in maintaining

 

private sewers before the Schedule is commenced’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

112

 

Schedule  3,  page  49,  line  3,  leave out ‘county council’ and insert ‘local planning

 

authority (as defined in section 1 (1)(b) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990)’.

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

148

 

Schedule  3,  page  51,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

Internal Drainage Boards, if the approving body thinks that the drainage

 

system may directly or indirectly involve the discharge of water into an

 

Internal Drainage District.’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

68

 

Schedule  3,  page  51,  line  28,  after ‘applicant’ insert ‘or, in the case of a combined

 

application, the planning authority,’.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

165

 

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Schedule  3,  page  51,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘(5)    

The Minister may make regulations about timing and procedure for determination

 

of applications for approval; and the regulations may, in particular, specify the

 

consequence of failure to comply with them.’.


 
 

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Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

158

 

Schedule  3,  page  52,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(6)    

The Minister may issue guidance about what amounts may be required by way of

 

non-performance bonds; and approving bodies must have regard to the

 

guidance.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

33

 

Schedule  3,  page  52,  line  16,  leave out ‘significantly’.

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

151

 

Schedule  3,  page  52,  leave out lines 19 and 20 and insert—

 

‘(1)    

The Minister shall by order provide for the enforcement of—

 

(a)    

the requirement for approval in paragraph 7(1); and

 

(b)    

the duty to maintain in paragraph 21.’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

159

 

Schedule  3,  page  53,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘Guidance

 

14A      

The Minister may issue guidance about the process of seeking and obtaining

 

approval; and approving bodies must have regard to the guidance.’.

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

152

 

Schedule  3,  page  53,  line  19,  leave out ‘Where’ and insert ‘Subject to section

 

106AA below, where’.

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

153

 

Schedule  3,  page  53,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘106AA 

  Communication with sustainable drainage systems

 

(1)    

This section applies to drainage systems the construction of which requires

 

approval under Schedule 3 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010

 

(sustainable drainage).

 

(2)    

Terms and expressions used in Schedule 3 to the Flood and Water Management

 

Act 2010 shall have the same meanings in this section.

 

(3)    

The communication of a drainage system with a public sewer or other works

 

owned by or vested in a sewerage undertaker may not be approved or effected by

 

an approving body or other person except in accordance with this section.

 

(4)    

An approving body or other person wishing to approve or effect the

 

communication of a drainage system with a public sewer or other works of a

 

sewerage undertaker shall give notice of its or his proposals to the sewerage

 

undertaker.


 
 

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(5)    

At any time within 21 days after a sewerage undertaker receives a notice under

 

subsection (4) above, the undertaker may by notice to the person who gave the

 

notice refuse permission for the communication to be made, or grant permission

 

for the communication subject to such conditions as it thinks fit, subject to taking

 

into account the considerations set out in subsection (6) below.

 

(6)    

The considerations which the sewerage undertaker is to take into account include

 

whether the communication of the drainage system with the public sewer or other

 

works of the sewerage undertaker may contribute towards one or more of the

 

following—

 

(a)    

the overloading of the public sewer or other works of the sewerage

 

undertaker, and the consequential overflowing of its or their contents and

 

the flooding of adjoining property or land;

 

(b)    

the overloading of any sewage disposal works, so adversely affecting

 

such works’ capacity to treat or dispose of sewage in compliance with

 

any statutory requirement or consent applicable to it;

 

(c)    

increased flows in and resulting overflows and discharges from

 

combined foul and surface water sewers, which may have adverse effects

 

on the aquatic environment, or which may cause the undertaker to be in

 

breach of a statutory requirement or consent applicable to the discharge;

 

(d)    

the pollution of inland waters, the flooding of property or land, or the

 

impairment of river or drainage systems, whether or not arising from any

 

of the matters described in paragraphs (a) to (c) above.

 

(7)    

Any question arising under subsections (4) to (6) above between a sewerage

 

undertaker and any other person as to the reasonableness of the undertaker’s

 

refusal to permit a communication to be made, or the reasonableness of the

 

conditions on which the undertaker is prepared to permit a communication to be

 

made may, on the applications of that person, be determined in accordance with

 

regulations made under paragraph 24 of Schedule 3 to the Flood and Water

 

Management Act 2010.

 

(8)    

In this section, “inland waters” has the meaning given by the Water Resources

 

Act 1991.’.

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

154

 

Schedule  3,  page  53,  line  25,  leave out ‘After’ and insert ‘Subject to section

 

106AA above, after’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

69

 

Schedule  3,  page  54,  line  19,  at beginning insert ‘Sub-paragraphs (3A) and (3B)

 

apply’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

70

 

Schedule  3,  page  54,  line  20,  after ‘adopted)’, insert—

 

‘(3A)    

’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

71

 

Schedule  3,  page  54,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘(3B)    

The maintaining authority must designate the road under section 63 of the New

 

Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (streets with special engineering difficulties).’.


 
 

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Huw Irranca-Davies

 

72

 

Schedule  3,  page  54,  line  27,  at end insert ‘(and a reference to a road includes a

 

reference to part of a road).’.

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

155

 

Schedule  3,  page  54,  line  36,  leave out ‘becomes responsible for maintaining’ and

 

insert ‘shall be under a duty to maintain’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

73

 

Schedule  3,  page  55,  line  34,  leave out ‘and’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

74

 

Schedule  3,  page  55,  line  37,  at end insert ‘, and

 

(i)    

designate under section 63 of the New Roads and Street Works

 

Act 1991 (streets with special engineering difficulties) any

 

adopted part of the drainage system that is a street within the

 

meaning of section 48 of that Act.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

31

 

Schedule  3,  page  55,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘(8)    

The Minister must consult persons who in the Minister’s opinion represent

 

interests likely to be affected by this Schedule and publish a report detailing how

 

the adoption and maintenance of drainage systems is to be funded before the

 

Schedule is commenced.’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

75

 

Schedule  3,  page  56,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

At the end of section 59 add—

 

“(7)    

Schedule 3 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 extends the

 

power under subsection (1)(c) of this section to sustainable drainage

 

systems as defined in regulations under that Schedule.”’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

76

 

Schedule  3,  page  56,  line  40,  leave out ‘omit’ and insert ‘for’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

77

 

Schedule  3,  page  56,  line  40,  at end insert ‘substitute “(having regard both to the

 

need to remove water from the court, yard or passage and also to the need to dispose of it

 

satisfactorily in the course of or after its removal)”.’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

78

 

Schedule  3,  page  56,  line  40,  at end insert—


 
 

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‘New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

 

26         

At the end of section 63 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (streets

 

with special engineering difficulties) insert—

 

“(5)    

In addition to criteria for designation prescribed under subsection

 

(2)(a), Schedule 3 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010

 

requires designation in certain circumstances (relating to sustainable

 

drainage systems).”’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

161

 

Schedule  3,  page  56,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘Works on public land

 

27  (1)  

The Minister may make regulations requiring a statutory undertaker to notify

 

the approving body before commencing statutory works on public land where

 

the works will or may affect the operation of a drainage system on that land.

 

      (2)  

“Public land” means land owned or occupied by a designating authority for the

 

purposes of Schedule 1.

 

      (3)  

The regulations shall define—

 

(a)    

“statutory undertaker”, and

 

(b)    

“statutory works”.

 

      (4)  

The regulations may specify criteria for determining what works are to be

 

treated as works that will or may affect the operation of a drainage system.

 

      (5)  

The regulations may include provision about—

 

(a)    

timing, and

 

(b)    

procedure.

 

      (6)  

The regulations may—

 

(a)    

specify consequences of failure to comply with a provision of the

 

regulations;

 

(b)    

include provision requiring, or enabling an approving body to require,

 

a statutory undertaker who is carrying out or has carried out works

 

affecting a drainage system to carry out further work in relation to the

 

system (which may include, in particular, a requirement to leave the

 

system in a state approved by the approving body, having regard to

 

national standards on sustainable drainage);

 

(c)    

give approving bodies default powers to undertake work and recover

 

costs.

 

      (7)  

The regulations may amend an enactment so as to introduce a cross-reference

 

to the regulations.’.

 


 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

34

 

Schedule  4,  page  57,  line  15,  leave out ‘10,000’ and insert ‘15,000’.


 
 

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Mr Roger Williams

 

Martin Horwood

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

130

 

Schedule  4,  page  71,  line  27,  at end add—

 

‘43      

One year after this Act coming into force the Minister shall carry out a review

 

of the regulatory impact of this Schedule on undertakers.’.

 


 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

19

 

Clause  35,  page  18,  line  1,  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

‘(2)    

The regulations must allow a water undertaker or sewerage undertaker to

 

undertake an infrastructure project which is to be put out to tender in accordance

 

with the regulations.’.

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

20

 

Clause  35,  page  18,  line  1,  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

‘(2)    

The regulations may allow the Minister to prohibit a water undertaker or

 

sewerage undertaker from undertaking a specified infrastructure project which is

 

to be put out to tender in accordance with the regulations for a period of no more

 

than one year from the date of specification.’.

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

21

 

Clause  35,  page  18,  line  6,  at end insert ‘and shall not prohibit the water or

 

sewerage undertaker from preparing its own plan in relation to a specified infrastructure

 

project.’.

 


 

Angela Watkinson

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

145

 

Clause  36,  page  20,  leave out lines 25 to 27 and insert—

 

‘(2)    

The following uses of water using a hosepipe or similar apparatus may be

 

prohibited—

 

(a)    

watering gardens, lawns and landscaped areas;

 

(b)    

operating ornamental fountains and cascades;

 

(c)    

cleaning private motor vehicles;

 

(d)    

cleaning private boats, other vessels and watercraft;

 

(e)    

cleaning patios, drives, paths, pavements and other similar artificial

 

external surfaces;

 

(f)    

operating private water slides and other water-based facilities designed

 

for the entertainment of children;


 
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