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Wildlife And Countryside Act

Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 6 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list those areas where sections 53 and 54 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 have not been brought into force; and if he will make a statement.

These provisions are not in force in the counties of Cornwall, Cumbria, Staffordshire and the former east riding area of North Yorkshire, nor in the London boroughs of Bexley and Richmond upon Thames.In these areas, the public are not yet able to apply to the surveying authority for an order, under section 53(5) of the Wildlife arid Countryside Act 1981, to modify the definitive map and statement but my Department is examining the feasibility of bringing section 53(5) into operation notwithstanding the continuing existence of a review under the previous provisions of the Countryside Act 1986.