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Countryside and Rights of Way Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Supplement (d) to the Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE BARONESS FOOKES
 
     Page 3, line 17, at end insert--
    ("and the first maps so prepared shall include all land in England outside Inner London which is open country on the day that this Act receives Royal Assent.")
 
     Page 3, line 21, at end insert--
    ("and the first maps so prepared shall include all land in Wales which is open country on the day that this Act receives Royal Assent.")
 
  
Clause 10
 
  
BY THE BARONESS FOOKES
 
     Page 6, line 34, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  No land which is shown as open country on a map in conclusive form shall cease to be shown as such in any subsequent version of that map unless public access to that land has been extinguished by development for which planning permission has been granted under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 or is deemed to have been granted under that Act or any other enactment.
 
    (  )  No land which was not open country on the day that this Act received Royal Assent shall, without the consent of the owner of that land, be shown on as open country on any map prepared as a consequence of a review under this section.")
 
  
After Clause 16
 
  
BY THE BARONESS FOOKES
 
     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.")
 
 
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