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Clause 15
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
205     Page 8, line 40, leave out paragraph (a) 
  
Clause 16
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
206     Page 9, line 25, after ("dedicated,") insert--
    ("(  )  any rights of common or sporting rights in any of that land,")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
207     Page 9, line 43, leave out ("excluding the application of") and insert ("removing or relaxing") 
208     Page 10, line 3, leave out ("exclude the application of") and insert ("remove or relax") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
209     Page 10, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A dedication under this section does not constitute a disposal or disposition of land for any statutory purpose.
 
    (  )  Where the trustees of the governing body of a charity properly and reasonably believe that a dedication under this section of land owned by a charity would not prejudice the fulfilment of the charity's objects--
    (a)  the charity shall have the power to make a dedication; and
    (b)  any such dedication shall not be deemed to be ultra vires the powers and objects of the charity.")
 
  
After Clause 16
 
  
BY THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
210     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("Visitor management facilities 
     .--(1)  Where access to access land gives rise to a need for the provision of new or improved visitor management facilities there shall be a duty on the access authority either--
    (a)  to provide and maintain the facility directly in consultation with those with an interest in the relevant land; or
    (b)  to provide funding for the provision and maintenance of the facility.
    (2)  Where agreement on the need for such facilities or the cost of providing them cannot be achieved the parties shall have resort to a dispute resolution process prescribed by the Secretary of State.")
Duty of access authority to provide visitor management facilities.
211     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("Local Countryside Access Forums 
     .--(1)  Local Countryside Access Forums (local forums) shall be established by every access authority to advise on the local implementation of the access arrangements set out in this Act and on such other access issues as may be prescribed by the Secretary of State.
 
    (2)  Local forums shall comprise representatives of users, landowners and managers of land.")
Local Countryside Access Forums.
  
BY THE BARONESS FOOKES
 
212     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("Power to carry out remedial works 
     .--(1)  Where any land which is open country is overgrown to the extent that its condition is likely to deter the use of that land by any person for the purposes of open air recreation a competent authority may carry out such remedial work on that land as it considers necessary or expedient to restore that land to a condition suitable for such use.
 
    (2)  In the exercise of the power conferred by subsection (1), a duly authorised officer of a competent authority may enter on the land and may take with him such vehicles, machinery and other equipment as may be requisite.
 
    (3)  Before entering on any land a competent authority shall give the owner of the land not less than twenty four hours notice of their intention to do so or, where it is not practicable to ascertain the name and address of the owner, shall affix a notice at a conspicuous position at the boundary of that land.
 
    (4)  A notice under subsection (3) shall specify--
    (a)  the land to which it relates;
    (b)  the work to be carried out; and
    (c)  the date and time when the power to enter on the land will be exercised.
    (5)  A competent authority may recover from the owner of any land the amount of any expenses reasonably incurred by the authority in carrying out works on that land to the extent that the owner has received or is entitled to receive any grant or other money from public funds for such works.
 
    (6)  The power under subsection (1) shall not be exercised in respect of the same land by any competent authority more than once in any period of five years.
 
    (7)  In this section "competent authority" means a local authority or--
    (a)  in respect of land in England, the Countryside Agency; and
    (b)  in respect of land in Wales, the Countryside Council for Wales.")
Power to carry out remedial works.
  
Clause 17
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD GREAVES
 
213     Page 10, line 14, at beginning insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Secretary of State or, as may be the case, the National Assembly for Wales, shall draw up model byelaws for the use of access authorities.")
 
  
BY THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
214     Page 10, line 14, at beginning insert--
 
    ("(  )  The appropriate countryside body shall issue draft model byelaws which access authorities may adapt to take account of differing local circumstances.")
 
215     Page 10, line 14, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD LUKE
 
215A*     Page 10, line 14, after ("land") insert ("or land which in their opinion is likely to become access land") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
216     Page 10, line 20, at end insert (", and
    (d)  to safeguard public health and safety.")
 
217     Page 10, line 20, at end insert--
 
    ("(1A)  The Secretary of State (as respects England) and the National Assembly for Wales (as respects Wales) shall, having consulted such persons as appear appropriate, prepare and publish model byelaws for the purposes set out in subsection (1).")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD GREAVES
 
218     Page 10, line 24, at end insert ("and their local access forum") 
219     [Withdrawn] 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD LUKE
 
219A*   Page 10, line 24, at end insert--
("(  )  Byelaws under this section shall only come into force in respect of land when it becomes access land.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD GREAVES
 
220     Page 10, line 31, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any byelaws introduced shall be publicised in such a manner as to be quite apparent to users of the access land.")
 
  
Clause 18
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
221     Page 11, line 1, at beginning insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Secretary of State shall ensure that sufficient funding is available to enable an access authority or district council to comply with this section.")
 
  
BY THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
222     Page 11, line 1, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
223     Page 11, line 7, after ("17") insert (", with closures and restrictions under sections 21 and 22,") 
  
After Clause 18
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD LUKE
 
223A*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Access authorities shall make arrangements with the owner and occupier of access land for the collection of litter left by persons exercising the right conferred by section 2(1).
 
    (2)  The arrangements may include the employment of wardens or other persons appointed by the access authority to collect litter or the making of payments to the owner or occupier for the collection of litter.")
Litter.
  
Clause 19
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
224     Page 11, line 25, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall at appropriate points, after consultation with their local access forum,") 
  
BY THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
225     Page 11, line 25, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
226     Page 11, line 25, after ("may") insert (", after consulting persons interested in the land,") 
227     Page 11, line 34, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  An access authority shall erect and maintain notices indicating the boundaries of access land and excepted land where requested by the owner or occupier of such land.")
 
228     Page 11, line 34, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  An access authority shall take such steps and carry out such work (including the erection and maintenance of fences, signs or notices) as appear to it requisite for protecting the public from any source of danger on access land or on adjoining land.")
 
229     Page 11, line 38, leave out ("may also") and insert ("shall") 
230     Page 11, line 39, leave out first ("or contribute towards,") 
231     Page 11, line 39, leave out second ("or contribute towards") and insert ("reasonable") 
232     Page 11, line 41, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  A notice under this section may only be erected or maintained on land with the permission of the owner of the land.")
 
  
Clause 20
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
233     Page 11, line 44, leave out ("Chapter") and insert ("Part") 
234     Page 12, line 2, after ("any") insert ("access") 
235     Page 12, line 3, at end insert ("or part thereof") 
  
Clause 21
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
236     Page 12, line 43, leave out ("land") and insert ("access land or part thereof") 
237     Page 12, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Subject to subsections (2) and (6), an entitled person may, by giving notice to the relevant authority in accordance with regulations under section 30(1)(a), exclude or restrict access by virtue of section 2(1) to any land on a Saturday between August 11th and February 2nd where that land is used commercially for shooting.")
 
238     Page 12, line 45, leave out ("land") and insert ("access land or part thereof") 
239     Page 13, line 1, after ("any") insert ("access") 
240     Page 13, line 2, after second ("the") insert ("access") 
241     Page 13, line 3, after ("the") insert ("access") 
242     Page 13, line 3, leave out from ("land") to end of line 4 
243     Page 13, line 6, leave out ("twenty-eight") and insert ("ninety") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE EARL OF MAR AND KELLIE
 
244     Page 13, line 6, at end insert ("together with not more than four weekends") 
245     Page 13, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(4A)  For the purposes of this section a weekend means--
    (a)  any Saturday and the immediately following Sunday;
    (b)  any Saturday; or
    (c)  any Sunday.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
246     Page 13, line 7, leave out from beginning to ("must") and insert ("Regulations made under subsection (3)(b)") 
247     Page 13, leave out line 13 and insert ("ninety.") 
248     Page 13, line 14, leave out subsection (6) 
249     Page 13, line 16, leave out paragraph (a) and insert--
    ("(a)  more than four Saturdays or four Sundays in any calendar year,")
 
250     Page 13, line 16, leave out paragraph (a) and insert--
    ("(a) more than 14 days in any calendar year which are a Saturday or a Sunday,")
 
251     Page 13, line 16, leave out ("Saturday or") 
252     Page 13, line 16, after ("Saturday") insert ("(save for the purpose of shooting)") 
253     [Withdrawn] 
254     Page 13, line 19, at end insert ("except for Boxing Day") 
255     Page 13, line 19, at end insert (", or
    (d)  any Saturday or Sunday which contains or immediately precedes Christmas Day or a bank holiday")
 
  
BY THE EARL OF MAR AND KELLIE
 
     The Earl of Mar and Kellie gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 21 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 22
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
256     Page 13, line 24, after ("any") insert ("access") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD GREAVES
 
257     Page 13, line 24, after first ("land,") insert ("after consultation with the local access forum,") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
258     Page 13, line 28, after ("management") insert ("or use") 
259     Page 13, line 28, after second ("the") insert ("access") 
260     Page 13, line 28, after ("land") insert (",  or for the conservation of its flora, fauna, or geological or physiographical features,") 
261     Page 13, line 28, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In this section, "the management of the land" includes--
    (a)  shooting, the burning of heather, grass, gorse or Vaccinium, the grazing or gathering of livestock, pest control and the felling of trees,
    (b)  recreational activities other than those provided by section 2(1) and subject to an agreement with the owner or occupier,
    (c)  other activities subject to an agreement with the occupier.")
 
262     Page 13, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For the purposes of this section, the management of land shall include heather burning, shooting of pest and game, gamekeeping practices and bracken spraying.")
 
263     Page 14, line 1, leave out subsection (4) 
  
BY THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
264     Page 14, line 5, at end insert--
 
    ("(5)  Land management" includes any work carried out for the purposes of conservation, maintenance or enhancement of the land or in pursuit of the economic interests of any person with an interest in the land.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
265     Page 14, line 5, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In this section "purposes of land management" and "purposes of the management of the land" include--
    (a)  agriculture or forestry;
    (b)  conservation or improvement of flora or fauna;
    (c)  control of invasive plants and pests;
    (d)  shooting, stalking or fishing;
    (e)  management of public access;
    (f)  crime prevention;
    (g)  use of the land for other lawful activities (whether or not of a commercial nature).")
 
 
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