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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 Supplement (b) to the Marshalled List of Amendments to the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 21
 
  
BY THE LORD DUBS
 
     Page 13, line 20, at end insert--
 
    ("(8)  Regulations may provide that any exclusion or restriction under subsection (1) of access by virtue of section 2(1) to any land must relate to an area of land the boundaries of which are determined in accordance with the regulations.")
 
  
Clause 57
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 35, line 39, after ("for") insert ("exercise and other forms of") 
  
Clause 61
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE BARONESS SCOTT OF NEEDHAM MARKET
 
     Page 42, line 18, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where the offender refuses to comply with the court order, the magistrate may instruct that the obstruction be removed forthwith and the cost recovered from the offender.")
 
  
After Clause 79
 
  
BY THE LORD RENTON OF MOUNT HARRY
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Before making an order to establish a conservation board, the Secretary of State (as respects England) or the National Assembly for Wales (as respects Wales) shall be satisfied that there is a broad measure of agreement among those consulted locally that a conservation board should be established.")Establishment of conservation boards: concensus of agreement.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  A conservation board shall consist of not more than 24 members of whom--
    (a)  not less than three-quarters shall be appointed by local authorities and parish councils in the proportion of two members from the local authorities for every one member from the parish councils; and
    (b)  the balance of not more than one-quarter shall be appointed by the Secretary of State (as respects England) or the National Assembly for Wales (as respects Wales) from organisations whose interests and objectives are relevant to the conservation board.
    (2)  In the event of a failure by local authorities and parish councils to agree appointments under subsection (1)(a) above, the matter should be referred to the Secretary of State (as respects England) or the National Assembly for Wales (as respects Wales) for arbitration and decision.
 
    (3)  A conservation board shall, after local consultation, decide whether to form an advisory council, and if such a council is formed, shall appoint members to it who shall be drawn from local organisations concerned with the objectives of the conservation board.")
Composition of conservation boards.
  
After Clause 83
 
  
BY THE LORD RENTON OF MOUNT HARRY
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Minister (as respects England) and the National Assembly for Wales (as respects Wales) shall, in respect of every management plan which they receive, publish a response within six months setting out--
    (a)  the steps which the Minister or the Assembly intend to take to further the objectives in that management plan; and
    (b)  the extent to which the policies of the Minister or the Assembly may conflict with that management plan, and the steps which are to be taken to resolve that conflict.
    (2)  In this section--
    management plan" means a plan published in accordance with--
      (a)  section 82, or
      (b)  section 66 of the Environment Act 1995; and
    Minister" means the Secretary of State or the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.")
Obligation in respect of management plans.
  
After Clause 87
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("Town and village greens 
     .--(1) Section 22 of the Commons Registration Act 1965 (interpretation) is amended as follows.
 
    (2)  In subsection (1), in the definition of "town or village green" for the words after "lawful sports and pastimes" there is substituted "or which falls within subsection (1A) of this section.
 
    (3)  After that subsection there is inserted--
        (1A)  Land falls within this subsection if it is land on which for not less than twenty years a significant number of the inhabitants of any locality, or of any neighbourhood within a locality, have indulged in lawful sports and pastimes as of right, and either--
      (a)  continue to do so, or
      (b)  have ceased to do so for not more than such period as may be prescribed, or determined in accordance with prescribed provisions.
        (1B)  If regulations made for the purposes of paragraph (b) of subsection (1A) of this section provide for the period mentioned in that paragraph to come to an end unless prescribed steps are taken, the regulations may also require registration authorities to make available in accordance with the regulations, on payment of any prescribed fee, information relating to the taking of any such steps.".")
Registration of town and village greens.
 
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