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Clause 303
 
  
BY THE LORD JENKIN OF RODING
 
543     Page 170, line 32, at end insert--
        ("(1D)  The Mayor shall not exercise any power under subsection (1B) to direct a local planning authority to refuse an application involving the erection of a building by reason only of the floor space which that building is to provide if--
      (a)  the building to be erected is to replace a building which is located on the land to which the application relates;
      (b)  the floor space provided by the building to be replaced is not less than the floor space to be provided by the building to be erected; and
      (c)  the building to be erected and the building which it is to replace fall within the same use class.
        (1E)  In subsection (1D) above--
      floor space" in relation to any building means the sum of the total floor area provided by every level of that building, measured by reference to its external surfaces, and
      use class" means class specified in an order made under subsection (2)(f) of section 55 above or in an order having effect as if made under that subsection."")
 
  
After Clause 310
 
  
BY THE LORD LUKE
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST. JOHNS
 
544     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Mayor shall prepare and publish a document to be known as the "River Thames Strategy".
 
    (2)  The River Thames Strategy shall contain the Mayor's proposals and policies for--
    (a)  the use, enhancement and protection of the river and riverside known as the "Thames Policy Area", and
    (b)  the promotion of the use of transport on the Thames by tourists.
    (3)  In preparing the Strategy the Mayor shall seek to promote and encourage holistic and integrated approaches to the strategically significant features of the river including--
    (a)  river transport,
    (b)  river economy,
    (c)  river ecology and wildlife habitats,
    (d)  river heritage and the built environment,
    (e)  recreation and leisure, and
    (f)  public access, amenity and open spaces,
and the River Thames Strategy may contain such other proposals and policies relating to the River Thames as the Mayor may consider appropriate.
 
    (4)  The River Thames Strategy shall contain information about--
    (a)  the measures that are to be taken for the implementation of the River Thames Strategy by the Authority, Transport for London, and the London Development Agency; and
    (b)  the measures that other persons or bodies are to be encouraged to take by the Mayor.
    (5)  In preparing or revising the River Thames Strategy the Mayor shall consult--
    (a)  the Port of London Authority,
    (b)  the Environment Agency,
    (c)  each riparian London borough council,
    (d)  the Common Council,
    (e)  British Waterways,
    (f)  the London Tourist Board,
    (g)  the British Tourist Authority, and
    (h)  any other person or body whom the Mayor considers it is appropriate to consult.")
River Thames Strategy.
  
Clause 325
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
544A*     Page 179, line 26, leave out ("contain") and insert ("consist of") 
544B*     Page 179, line 27, at end insert ("and the impact of such noise levels on those living and working in Greater London") 
544C*     Page 179, line 29, leave out from ("above") to ("on") in line 30 
544D*     Page 179, line 36, leave out subsection (3) and insert--
 
    ("(3)  In this section--
    ambient noise" means--
          (a)  noise related to transport, including road traffic, rail traffic, aircraft and water transport; and
          (b)  noise of such other descriptions as the Mayor may consider it appropriate to include in the matters dealt with by the London ambient noise strategy,
but does not include noise falling within subsection (4) below; and
    noise" includes vibration.")
 
544E*     Page 179, line 41, leave out subsection (4) and insert--
 
    ("(4)  Noise falls within this subsection if it is--
 
 
    (a)  noise emitted from works falling within section 60(1) of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 (construction works etc. which may be controlled by a local authority);
1974 c. 40.
 
    (b)  noise caused by the operation of a loud-speaker in a street, whether or not the operation would be a contravention of section 62(1) of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 (loud-speaker not to be operated in the street during certain hours);
1974 c. 40.
 
    (c)  noise at work which, under or by virtue of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, it is the duty of an employer to control; or
    (d)  noise emitted from premises or emitted from or caused by a vehicle, machinery or equipment in a street, except noise caused by aircraft other than model aircraft or noise made by traffic;
but noise does not fall within this subsection if it is noise from a fixed industrial source.
1974 c. 37.
     (4A)  Expressions used in paragraph (d), (e) or (f) of subsection (4) above and in section 79 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 have the same meaning in those paragraphs as they have in that section.")1990 c. 43.
544F*     Page 180, line 5, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In preparing or revising the London ambient noise strategy the Mayor shall consult the Environment Agency.")
 
  
After Clause 325
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
544G*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (" .--(1) A person who provides air navigation services shall consult the Mayor about the matters specified in subsection (2) below where it is reasonably practicable to do so.
 
    (2)  Those matters are--
    (a)  the proposed alteration by that person of any route used regularly by civil aircraft before arrival at, or after departure from, any aerodrome;
    (b)  the proposed addition by that person of any route to be so used;
    (c)  any substantial alteration proposed to be made by that person to procedures used for managing the arrival of civil aircraft at any aerodrome,
where the proposed alteration or addition will have a significant adverse effect on the noise caused by civil aircraft in Greater London.
 
    (3)  For the purposes of subsection (2) above the reference to a route used regularly by civil aircraft includes a reference to the altitude at which such aircraft regularly fly.
 
    (4)  In this section--
Consultation about aviation noise.
 
    aerodrome" has the meaning given by subsection (1) of section 105 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982;
    air navigation services" shall be construed in accordance with that subsection;
    noise" includes vibration.")
1982 c. 16.
544H*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (" .--(1) Section 35 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982 (facilities to be provided by certain aerodromes for consultation with bodies representing local interests) shall be amended as follows.
 
    (2)  After subsection (2) (persons or bodies to be consulted) there shall be inserted--
        (3)  The reference in subsection (2)(b) above to any local authority includes in relation to the area of Greater London a reference to the Mayor of London acting on behalf of the Greater London Authority.")
Consultation at aerodromes.
1982 c. 1.
  
After Clause 327
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE LORD REA
 
545     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  There shall be an advisory body appointed by the Mayor to be known as the Mayor's Health Strategy Group.
 
    (2)  The Mayor's Health Strategy Group shall have--
    (a)  the function of providing advice to the Mayor on the contents of the London public health report under section (London public health report);
    (b)  the function of providing advice to the Mayor on the contents of the state of the environment report;
    (c)  the function of providing advice to the Mayor on the contents and implementation of the London air quality strategy and the London ambient noise strategy;
    (d)  the function of providing advice to the Mayor in connection with the Mayor's consideration of the matters referred to in subsection (3) below.
    (3)  These matters are--
    (a)  the promotion of social development in Greater London,
    (b)  the promotion of improvements in the health of persons in Greater London,
    (c)  the effect of the proposed contents of the strategies prepared or revised under section 33 above on the health of persons in Greater London.")
Mayor's Health Strategy Group.
  
Schedule 25
 
  
BY THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST. JOHNS
THE LORD LUKE
 
546     Page 342, line 29, at end insert--
 
    ("(  ) In sub-paragraph (4) above "such bodies" shall include bodies with knowledge and experience of the needs of disabled people.")
 
547     Page 342, line 31, at beginning insert ("After formal consultation with the members of the Cultural Strategy Group,") 
  
Clause 329
 
  
BY THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST. JOHNS
THE LORD LUKE
 
548     Page 180, line 32, at end insert--
 
    ("(  ) The draft strategy shall promote good practice among service providers to ensure that disabled people are not excluded from the enjoyment of culture, media and sport in Greater London.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST. JOHNS
 
549     Page 181, line 3, at beginning insert ("Without prejudice to the generality of the duty imposed by subsection (1) above,") 
  
BY THE LORD TEVIOT
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST. JOHNS
 
550     Page 181, line 11, at end insert--
    ("(  ) archives;")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
551     Page 181, line 28, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In this Act, references to the culture strategy include, except where the context otherwise requires, a reference to the culture strategy as revised.")
 
  
Clause 331
 
  
BY THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST. JOHNS
THE LORD LUKE
 
552     Page 181, line 37, at end insert--
    ("(  )  to promote good practice among businesses and community leaders to ensure that disabled people are not excluded from the enjoyment of tourism facilities in Greater London;")
 
  
Clause 334
 
  
BY THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST. JOHNS
THE LORD LUKE
 
553     Page 183, line 29, at end insert--
    (""improvement in tourism amenities and facilities" means a measured improvement in customer service;")
 
  
After Clause 334
 
  
BY THE LORD CLINTON-DAVIS
 
554     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("PART XA 
 THE RIVER THAMES 
     .--(1)  The Mayor shall prepare and publish a document to be known as the "River Thames strategy".
 
    (2)  The River Thames strategy shall contain the Mayor's proposals and policies--
    (a)  for the use of the River Thames for tourism and for passenger and freight transport, including the provision and maintenance of piers and other relevant infrastructure,
    (b)  for the provision, maintenance and protection of wharves required for cargo, waste and aggregates handling in the Port of London,
    (c)  for the provision and maintenance of moorings and other facilities for private leisure craft and houseboats,
    (d)  for the protection and enhancement of the ecology of the Thames, its tributaries and connection highways and the wildlife of the Thames and its habitats,
    (e)  for the use of the Thames and its banks for sport, leisure and recreation,
    (f)  for the provision and maintenance of public access to Thames-side and where appropriate to the foreshore, and
    (g)  for the protection of historic features and the enhancement of the built and natural environment of the River,
and may contain such other proposals and policies relating to the River Thames as the Mayor considers appropriate.
 
    (3)  The River Thames strategy shall also contain information about--
    (a)  water quality in the River,
    (b)  the local character of individual stretches of the River, including areas, sites buildings, structures, landmarks, skylines, landscapes and views of particular sensitivity and importance,
    (c)  opportunities for regeneration, environmental and urban design improvements, public access and recreation,
    (d)  sites of ecological or archaeological importance,
    (e)  land and river transport nodes for passenger, tourist or freight transport,
    (f)  the measures which are to be taken by the Authority, Transport for London and the London Development Agency for the purpose of the implementation of the River Thames strategy, and
    (g)  the measures which other persons or bodies are to be encouraged by the Mayor to take for the purpose of the implementation of the River Thames Strategy.
    (4)  The River Thames strategy shall define a special Thames policy area, having regard to--
    (a)  areas, open spaces and buildings with a visual relationship to and impact on the River, or whose uses relate to the River and river-related activities,
    (b)  existing designations such as conservation areas and world heritage sites, and
    (c)  specific geographical features of the River and adjacent land,
and shall include a statement formulating the Mayor's guidelines for spatial development in the Thames policy area.
 
    (5)  In preparing and revising the River Thames strategy the Mayor shall consult--
    (a)  the Port of London Authority,
    (b)  the Environment Agency,
    (c)  each riparian London borough council,
    (d)  the Common Council, and
    (e)  any other person or body whom the Mayor considers it appropriate to consult.
    (6)  In preparing or revising the statement referred to in subsection (4) above the Mayor shall--
    (a)  consult each riparian London borough council and the Common Council, and
    (b)  take account of such aspects of the Mayor's spatial development strategy as relate to the River Thames and to the Thames policy area.
    (7)  Where the Mayor revises the River Thames strategy, he shall publish it as revised.
 
    (8)  The River Thames strategy may make different provision for different parts of the River Thames.")
The River Thames strategy.
555     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Where the Secretary of State considers that either of the conditions specified in subsection (2) below is satisfied, he may give the Mayor a direction about the content of the River Thames strategy.
 
    (2)  The conditions mentioned in subsection (1) above are--
    (a)  that the River Thames strategy or its implementation is likely to be detrimental to any area outside Greater London, or
    (b)  that the River Thames strategy or its implementation is likely to be detrimental to the operations of the Port of London Authority, or to flood defences.
    (3)  The power of the Secretary of State to give a direction to the Mayor under subsection (1) above--
    (a)  may be exercised either generally or specially, and
    (b)  may only be exercised after consultation with the Mayor.
    (4)  Where the Secretary of State gives the Mayor a direction under subsection (1) above, the Mayor shall comply with the direction.")
The River Thames strategy: directions by Secretary of State.
556     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  . For the purpose of sections (The River Thames strategy) and (The River Thames strategy: directions by Secretary of State) above, "River Thames" refers to that part of the River Thames located within Greater London, and to the tidal sections of any of its tributaries and creeks located within Greater London.")Interpretation of Part XA.
 
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