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Section 1(2).

SCHEDULE 1E+W Excepted land for purposes of Part I

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Part IE+W Excepted land

1Land on which the soil is being, or has at any time within the previous twelve months been, disturbed by any ploughing or drilling undertaken for the purposes of planting or sowing crops or trees [F1(other than land which is coastal margin and is, or forms part of, a coastal route strip)] .E+W

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2Land covered by buildings or the curtilage of such land.E+W

3Land [F2(other than coastal margin)] within 20 metres of a dwelling.E+W

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4Land used as a park or garden.E+W

5Land used for the getting of minerals by surface working (including quarrying).E+W

6Land used for the purposes of a railway (including a light railway) or tramway.E+W

7Land used for the purposes of a golf course, racecourse or aerodrome [F3(other than, in the case of land used for the purposes of a golf course, land which is coastal margin and is, or forms part of, a coastal route strip)] .E+W

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8[F4Land which does not fall within any of the preceding paragraphs and is covered by works used for the purposes of a statutory undertaking or [F5an electronic communications code network ], or the curtilage of any such land.]E+W

[F4Land which does not fall within any of the preceding paragraphs and is covered by—

(a)works used for the purposes of a statutory undertaking (other than flood defence works, or sea defence works, on land which is coastal margin), or

(b)works used for the purposes of an electronic communications code network,

or the curtilage of any such land.]

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F5Words in Sch. 1 para. 8 substituted (25.7.2003 for specified purposes, 29.12.2003 in so far as not already in force) by Communications Act 2003 (c. 21), s. 411(2), Sch. 17 para. 165(3) (with Sch. 18); S.I. 2003/1900, arts. 1(2), 2(1), Schs. 1 (with art. 3) (as amended by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 1(3)); S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(2) (with art. 11)

9Land as respects which development which will result in the land becoming land falling within any of paragraphs 2 to 8 is in the course of being carried out.E+W

10Land [F6(other than coastal margin)] within 20 metres of a building which is used for housing livestock, not being a temporary or moveable structure.E+W

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11Land covered by pens in use for the temporary reception or detention of livestock.E+W

12Land [F7(other than coastal margin)] habitually used for the training of racehorses.E+W

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13Land the use of which is regulated by byelaws under section 14 of the M1Military Lands Act 1892 or section 2 of the M2Military Lands Act 1900.E+W

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[F813A.Land which is coastal margin and is, or forms part of, a regulated caravan or camping site (other than land which is, or forms part of, a coastal route strip).E

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13B.Land which is coastal margin and is, or forms part of, a highway (within the meaning of the Highways Act 1980).E+W

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13C.Land which is coastal margin and is, or forms part of, a burial ground (other than land which is, or forms part of, a coastal route strip).E+W

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13D.Land which is coastal margin and—E+W

(a)is or forms part of a school playing field, or

(b)is land otherwise occupied by a school and used for the purposes of that school.]

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Part IIE+W Supplementary provisions

14 [F9(1)] In this Schedule—E+W

  • [F10“approved section of the English coastal route” means a route in relevant approved proposals, other than an official alternative route,]

  • [F11building” includes any structure or erection and any part of a building as so defined, but does not include any fence or wall, or anything which is a means of access as defined by section 34; and for this purpose “structure” includes any tent, caravan or other temporary or moveable structure;]

  • [F11“building”—

    (a)

    includes any structure or erection and any part of a building as so defined, but

    (b)

    does not include any fence or wall, anything which is a means of access as defined by section 34 or, in the case of land which is coastal margin, any slipway, hard or quay;

    and for this purpose “structure” includes any tent, caravan or other temporary or moveable structure;]

  • [F12“burial ground” means a place which, for the time being, is set apart as a churchyard, cemetery or other ground (whether or not consecrated) in which bodies are interred;

  • “coastal route strip” means—

    (a)

    land over which the line of an approved section of the English coastal route, or an official alternative route, passes, and

    (b)

    subject to sub-paragraph (2), land which is adjacent to and within 2 metres either side of such a line;]

  • development” and “minerals” have the same meaning as in the M3Town and Country Planning Act 1990;

  • [F13“official alternative route” has the same meaning as in section 3A;]

  • ploughing” and “drilling” include respectively agricultural or forestry operations similar to ploughing and agricultural or forestry operations similar to drilling;

  • [F14“regulated caravan or camping site” means—

    (a)

    land which is used for the purposes of a caravan site (within the meaning of section 1(4) of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960) by virtue of–

    (i)

    a site licence issued under Part 1 of that Act (caravan site licences),

    (ii)

    a certificate issued under paragraph 5 of Schedule 1 to that Act (sites approved by exempted organisations), or

    (iii)

    paragraph 11 of that Schedule (land occupied by a local authority as a caravan site), or

    (b)

    land which is used for the purposes of a site for tents or other moveable dwellings (within the meaning of section 269 of the Public Health Act 1936) by virtue of a licence issued under subsection (1)(i) of that section (disregarding any certificate under subsection (6) of that section which has the effect of a licence);

  • “relevant approved proposals” has the same meaning as in section 3A;]

  • statutory undertaker” means—

    (a)

    a person authorised by any enactment to carry on any railway, light railway, tramway, road transport, water transport, canal, inland navigation, dock, harbour, pier or lighthouse undertaking or any undertaking for the supply of hydraulic power,

    (b)

    any public gas transporter, within the meaning of Part I of the M4Gas Act 1986,

    (c)

    any water or sewerage undertaker,

    (d)

    any holder of a licence under section 6(1) of the M5Electricity Act 1989, or

    (e)

    the Environment Agency[F15, the Natural Resources Body for Wales], [F16a universal service provider (within the meaning of [F17Part 3 of the Postal Services Act 2011]) in connection with the provision of a universal postal service (within the meaning of [F18that Part])][F19, the Civil Aviation Authority or a person who holds a licence under Chapter I of Part I of the Transport Act 2000 (to the extent that the person is carrying out activities authorised by the licence)];

  • statutory undertaking” means—

    (a)

    the undertaking of a statutory undertaker [F20(which, in the case of a universal service provider (within the meaning of [F17Part 3 of the Postal Services Act 2011]), means his undertaking so far as relating to the provision of a universal postal service (within the meaning of [F18that Part]) [F21and, in the case of a person who holds a licence under Chapter I of Part I of the Transport Act 2000, means that person’s undertaking as licence holder])], or

    (b)

    an airport to which Part V of the M6Airports Act 1986 applies.

[F22(2)Where relevant approved proposals contain a proposal under section 55D(2)(c) of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 for the landward or seaward boundary of any part of a coastal route strip excluded from a description of excepted land by paragraph 1, 7, 13A or 13C to coincide with a physical feature identified in the proposal, the boundary in question is to coincide with that feature.]

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F9Sch. 1 para. 14(1): Sch. 1 para. 14 renumbered as Sch. 1 para. 14(1) (E.) (6.4.2010) by The Access to the Countryside (Coastal Margin) (England) Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/558), art. 1(2), Sch. 1 para. 9(a)

F16Sch. 1 para. 14: words in definition of “statutory undertaker” in para. (e) substituted (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 para. 136(1)(2)

F17Words in Sch. 1 para. 14(1) substituted (1.10.2011) by Postal Services Act 2011 (c. 5), s. 93(2)(3), Sch. 12 para. 156(a); S.I. 2011/2329, art. 3

F18Words in Sch. 1 para. 14(1) substituted (1.10.2011) by Postal Services Act 2011 (c. 5), s. 93(2)(3), Sch. 12 para. 156(b); S.I. 2011/2329, art. 3

F19Sch. 1 para. 14: words in definition of “statutory undertaker” in para. (e) substituted (21.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/4050, art. 2, Sch. Pt. II para. 9(a)

F20Sch. 1 para. 14: words in definition of “statutory undertaking” inserted (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 para. 136)(1)(3)

F21Sch. 1 para. 14: words in definition of “statutory undertaking” in para. (a) inserted (21.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/4050, art. 2, Sch. 1 Pt. II para. 9(b)

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[F2314A.In paragraph 5, the reference to the getting of minerals by surface working does not include the removal by any person of sand or shingle from an area of foreshore or beach which is coastal margin, in pursuance of a right which is enjoyed by the person under any grant or reservation, local or personal Act, Royal charter or letters patent or by prescription.]E

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15(1)Land is not to be treated as excepted land by reason of any development carried out on the land, if the carrying out of the development requires planning permission under Part III of the M7Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and that permission has not been granted.E+W

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not apply where the development is treated by section 191(2) of the M8Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as being lawful for the purposes of that Act.

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16The land which is excepted land by virtue of paragraph 10 does not include—E+W

(a)any means of access, as defined by section 34, or

(b)any way leading to such a means of access,

if the means of access is necessary for giving the public reasonable access to access land.

17Land which is habitually used for the training of racehorses is not to be treated by virtue of paragraph 11 as excepted land except—E+W

(a)between dawn and midday on any day, and

(b)at any other time when it is in use for that purpose.

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