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Amendments to the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill

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

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
     Page 63, line 10, at end insert ("or allotment") 
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
     Page 2, line 38, leave out ("remainder of that day") and insert ("next seventy-two hours") 
  
Schedule 2
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
     Page 65, line 23, at end insert--
 
    ("  .  All dogs shall be kept on rights of way by their owners at all times on access land.")
 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
     Page 3, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A map prepared under this section must differentiate any areas of open country which are inaccessible by any highway.")
 
     Page 3, line 33, leave out from ("feature") to second ("to") in line 34 and insert ("even if the effect is") 
     Page 3, line 35, at end insert--
    ("  (c)  shall incorporate a minimum of one primary access point per area of open country or, where the boundary of such an area is forty miles or longer, per twenty miles of boundary, and
    (d)  may incorporate secondary access points.
    (  )  In this section--
    (a)  a primary access point shall provide a minimum of--
          (i)  a car park for not less than six vehicles,
          (ii)  toilets, and
          (iii)  an information point;
    (b)  a secondary access point shall provide a minimum of an information point.")
 
  
Schedule 3
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
     Page 67, line 31, leave out ("require") and insert ("allow") 
  
Clause 21
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
     Page 13, line 5, leave out from beginning to ("Must") and insert ("Regulations made under subsection (3)(b)") 
     Page 13, line 11, leave out ("twenty-eight") and insert (thirty-eight") 
  
Clause 22
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
     Page 13, line 26, after ("management") insert ("or utilisation") 
  
Clause 38
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD GLENTORAN
 
     Page 23, line 36, at end insert--
    ("(  )  for the purposes of removing litter, or
    (  )  for the purposes of removing waste dumped therein")
 
  
After Clause 57
 
  
BY THE LORD NORTHBOURNE
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  For the purposes of this section a route is a route of any shape not more than ten miles in length beginning and ending at the same point and open to the public for one or more of the following purposes--
    (a)  walking,
    (b)  wheelchair access,
    (c)  cycling,
    (d)  riding on horseback,
but not for use by mechanically propelled vehicles.
 
    (2)  In any case where a Highway Authority initiates a scheme to provide a new route in its area which will involve two or more of the actions listed in subsection (4) below, it may declare that the scheme is to be treated under the provisions of this section as a route to be developed as a whole (an "integral route").
 
    (3)  In any case where a Highway Authority makes a declaration under subsection (2) above that a proposed new route is to be promoted as an integral route the following provisions shall apply--
    (a)  in making a determination as to whether or not to approve any applications for any of the actions listed in subsection (4) below in respect of any part of the route the Authority or the magistrates court, as the case may be, shall base their decisions on the relevant considerations set out in the 1980 Act, taking into account the benefits and disadvantages to the public of the new route as a whole;
    (b)  where the Authority or the magistrates court, as the case may be, makes a determination against any one or more of the applications relating to the integral route, the Highway Authority shall forthwith withdraw all applications which have been submitted for the purpose of creating the route;
    (c)  if as a result of a reference to a determination by the Secretary of State are as made after the applications relating to the route is rejected, the Authority shall forthwith withdraw all applications which have been submitted for the purpose of creating the route.
    (4)  The actions referred to in subsection (2) above are--
     
     
      (a)  the creation of a footpath or bridleway under sections 25 or 26 of the 1980 Act;
      (b)  the dedication of a highway under section 30 or 31 of the 1980 Act;
      (c)  the stopping up or diversion of a highway under sections 116, 117, 118 or 120 of the 1980 Act;
      (d)  the diversion of a footpath or bridleway under sections 119 or 120 of the 1980 Act.")
    Designation of certain new "integral routes" as routes to be developed as a whole.
      
    Schedule 7
     
      
    BY THE LORD WILLIAMS OF ELVEL
     
         Page 105, line 21, at end insert--
     
        ("(1A)  For the purposes of this section a person shall only be deemed to have lawful authority if in carrying out the activity described in subsection (1) he has due regard to nature conservation.
     
        (1B)  For the purposes of subsection (1A) the Countryside Agency and the Countryside Council for Wales shall issue guidance about the nature conservation matters to which regard should be had.")
     
         Page 105, line 21, at end insert--
     
        ("(  )  If a person who has lawful authority does anything described in subsection (1) he shall so inform the local authority and the police force for the relevant police area.")
     
     
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