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2004 No. 292 (C. 14)

RIGHTS OF WAY, ENGLAND

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2004

Made

5th February 2004

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred upon her by section 103(3) to (5) of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000(1), hereby makes the following Order:

Citation, interpretation and extent

1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2004.

(2) In this Order—

“the 1980 Act” means the Highways Act 1980(2); and

“the 1981 Act” means the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981(3).

(3) This Order applies in relation to England only(4).

Appointed day

2.  13th February 2004 is the day appointed for the coming into force of the following provisions of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000—

(a)section 63 (removal of obstructions from highways);

(b)section 70(1) (minor amendment of section 66(3) of the 1980 Act relating to works for safeguarding persons using footpaths);

(c)section 70(3) (minor amendment of section 300 of the 1980 Act relating to the right of local authorities to use vehicles and appliances on footways and bridleways);

(d)the following provisions of Part 1 of Schedule 5 (amendments of Part III of the 1981 Act relating to definitive maps and statements and restricted byways)—

(i)paragraph 8 (consolidation of definitive maps and statements);

(ii)paragraph 10 (amendment of Schedule 14 to the 1981 Act relating to applications for certain orders under Part III of that Act);

(iii)paragraph 11 (amendment of Schedule 15 to the 1981 Act relating to the procedure in connection with certain orders under Part III of that Act); and

(e)paragraph 3 of Schedule 6 (amendment of section 31 of the 1980 Act relating to dedication of way as highway presumed after public use for 20 years).

Transitional provisions

3.  (1)  The amendment of Schedule 15 to the 1981 Act, as mentioned in article 2(d)(iii) above, shall not apply in respect of orders made under Part III of that Act before 13th February 2004.

(2) The amendment of section 31 of the 1980 Act, as mentioned in article 2(e) above, shall not apply in a case where—

(a)an owner or his predecessors in title have, more than six years before 13th February 2004, deposited a map and statement in accordance with section 31(6) of the 1980 Act; and

(b)that owner or his predecessors in title have not, within the period of six years ending on 12th February 2004, lodged a statutory declaration (whether or not there has been a previous declaration) in accordance with section 31(6) of the 1980 Act.

Alun Michael

Minister of State,

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

5th February 2004

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force on 13th February 2004 in relation to England the following provisions of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000—

(a)section 63 (removal of obstructions from highways);

(b)section 70(1) which makes minor amendments to section 66(3) of the Highways Act 1980 (works for safeguarding persons using footpaths);

(c)section 70(3) which amends section 300 of the Highways Act 1980 (right of local authorities to use vehicles and appliances on footpaths and bridleways);

(d)paragraphs 8, 10, and 11 of Schedule 5 which amend Part III of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (public rights of way); and

(e)paragraph 3 of Schedule 6 which amends section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 (dedication of way as highway presumed after public use for 20 years).

This Order contains transitional provisions (article 3).

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 have been brought into force in England by commencement order made before the date of this Order.

ENGLAND

ProvisionDate of CommencementSI. No.
Section 46(1)(b)1.4.20012001/114
Section 46(3)(partially)1.4.2001
Section 57 (partially)30.1.2001
Section 57 (partially)12.2.20032003/272
Sections 60 to 6221.11.20022002/2833
Section 681.4.20012001/114
Section 70(2) and (4)1.4.2001
Section 7230.1.2001
Part IV (and Schedules 13,14 and 15)1.4.2001
Section 961.4.2001
Section 971.4.2001
Section 100 (partially)30.1.2001
Section 100(3)1.4.2001
Section 102 (partially)30.1.2001
Section 102 (partially)1.4.2001
Schedule 4, paragraphs 1,4,5 and 61.4.2001
Schedule 6, paragraphs 1, 2, 5 (partially), 6, 8 (partially), 9 (partially), 11, 12 (partially), 13 (partially), 14 (partially), 17 (partially), 18 (partially), 19 (partially), 20, 21 (partially), 23 (partially), 24 (partially), 25 and 2612.2.20032003/272
Schedule 6, paragraph 18(a) (partially)30.1.20012001/114
Schedule 6 paragraph 19 (partially)30.1.2001
Schedule 16, Part I (partially)1.4.2001
Schedule 16, Part II (partially)30.1.2001
Schedule 16, Part II (partially)1.4.2001
Schedule 16, Parts V and VI1.4.2001

WALES

The following commencement orders have been made—

  • the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (Commencement No. 1) (Wales) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/203 (W.9) (C.10));

  • the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (Commencement No. 2) (Wales) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/1410 (W.96) (C.50)); and

  • the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (Commencement No. 3) (Wales) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/2615 (W.253) (C.82)).

(4)

As to the exercise of the power to bring these provisions into force as regards Wales, see section 103(3) of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.

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