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U.K.

Statutory Instruments

2013 No. 1766 (C. 72)

Commons, England

Employment

Highways, England

The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (Commencement No. 3 and Savings) Order 2013

Made

14th July 2013

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 35(1) and (6) of the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013(1), makes the following Order:

Citation and interpretationU.K.

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (Commencement No. 3 and Savings) Order 2013.

(2) In this Order, “the Act” means the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013.

Provisions coming into force on 1st September 2013U.K.

2.  Section 31 (employee shareholders) of the Act comes into force on 1st September 2013.

Provisions commencing on 1st October 2013 for all remaining purposesU.K.

3.  Subject to article 4, the following provisions of the Act come into force on 1st October 2013 for all remaining purposes—

(a)section 13 (declarations negativing intention to dedicate way as highway); and

(b)section 15 (registration of town or village green: statement by owner).

SavingsU.K.

4.  The coming into force of section 13 of the Act has no effect in relation to any application to deposit a statement and map or lodge a statutory declaration with an appropriate council in accordance with section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980(2) made before 1st October 2013.

Richard Benyon

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

14th July 2013

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force on 1st September 2013 section 31 of the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (c. 27) (“the Act”). That section amends the Employment Rights Act 1996 (c. 18) in order to create the new employment status of employee shareholder.

This Order also brings into force on 1st October 2013 sections 13 and 15 of the Act, so far as those sections are not already in force.

Section 13 of the Act makes amendments to the form and procedure in England relating to statements and maps deposited and declarations lodged under section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 (c. 66) in order to negative an intention to dedicate a way as a highway.

Section 15 of the Act inserts new sections 15A and B into the Commons Act 2006 (c. 26) to provide for a landowner in England to deposit a statement and map for the purpose of bringing to an end any recreational use as of right on the land to which the statement relates.

In addition to making amendments to the Highways Act 1980 in relation to land in England, section 13 of the Act contains a restatement of the law as it currently applies in relation to land in Wales.

Further information on the effect of sections 13, 15 and 31 of the Act may be found in the Explanatory Notes to the Act.

This Order also contains saving provisions relating to section 13 of the Act.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 have been brought into force or will be brought into force by commencement orders made before the date of this Order:

Provision

Date of Commencement

S.I. No.

Section 1 and Schedule 1 partially9th May 20132013/1124 (C. 49)
Section 2(7)25th June 20132013/1488
Section 325th June 20132013/1488
Section 625th June 20132013/1488
Section 825th June 20132013/1124 (C. 49)
Section 10 and Schedule 325th June 20132013/1488
Section 13 partially25th June 20132013/1488
Section 141st October 20132013/1488
Section 15 partially25th June 20132013/1488
Section 20 partially19th June 20132013/1488
Section 20 (so far as not already in force in relation to England and Wales)31st July 20132013/1488
Section 20 (so far as not already in force in relation to Scotland)1st December 20132013/1488
Section 21(1) to (3)31st July 20132013/1488
Section 2225th June 20132013/1124 (C. 49)
Section 2325th June 20132013/1124 (C. 49)
Section 2425th June 20132013/1124 (C. 49)
Section 25(1) to (6) and (10) partially25th June 20132013/1124 (C. 49)
Section 25(1) to (6) and (10) (so far as not already in force)25th June 20132013/1488
Section 25(7) to (9)25th June 20132013/1488
Section 2725th June 20132013/1124 (C. 49)
(2)

1980 c. 66. Section 31(6) was amended by Schedule 6 to the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (c. 37), paragraph 3 of Part 1.