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Countryside and Rights of Way Act

Volume 707: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many appeals were lodged against proposals in provisional maps as part of the mapping of access land under Part I of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000; how many of those appeals were withdrawn; and, of the remainder, how many were dealt with by (a) written representations, (b) public hearings, and (c) public inquiries. [HL694]

Following the publication of the provisional map under Part 1 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, 3,556 appeals were lodged, 385 of which were withdrawn or rejected. Some 2,467 were dealt with by written representations, 676 by public hearing and 28 by public inquiry.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of appeals against proposals in provisional maps as part of the mapping of access land under Part I of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 were (a) upheld, (b) partly upheld, and (c) dismissed; and what were the proportions in each case for appeals that were dealt with by (a) written representations, (b) public hearings, and (c) public inquiries. [HL699]

Of the 3,171 appeals heard following the publication of the provisional map under Part 1 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, 1,864 were upheld, 482 were partly upheld and 825 were dismissed. Of those upheld, 1,486 were dealt with by written representations, 369 by public hearing and nine by public inquiry. Where the appeal was allowed in part, 335 were dealt with by written representations, 138 by public hearing and nine by public inquiry. Of those dismissed, 646 were dealt with by written representations, 169 by public hearing and 10 by public inquiry.