§ 6. As soon as may be after an order under section (Powers for local authorities analogous to s. 153 of principal Act) or (Extinguishment of footpaths etc. over land held for planning purposes) of this Act has been confirmed by the Minister or confirmed as an unopposed order, the authority by whom the order was made publish, in the manner required by paragraph 1(2) of this Schedule, a notice in the prescribed form, describing the general effect of the order, stating that it has been confirmed, and naming a place where a copy thereof as confirmed may he inspected free of charge at all reasonable hours, and shall—
- (a) serve a like notice and a copy of the order as confirmed on any persons on whom notices were required to be served under the said paragraph 1(2) or under paragraph 1(4); and
- (b) cause a like notice to be displayed in the like manner as the notice required to be displayed under the said paragraph 1(2):
§ Provided that no such notice or copy need be served on a person unless he has sent to the authority a request in that behalf, specifying, an address for service".
§ Mr. Skeffington
I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.
This is a long Amendment, but I hope that the House will agree that it was right to include it in a planning Bill. In the Countryside Act the House has recently 1530 dealt with an Amendment to the Seventh Schedule to the Highways Act, 1959, in relation to unopposed orders. This is the provision which we are now seeking to bring within a planning Bill. It would have been unsatisfactory, and I know that I shall carry the hon. Member for Crosby (Mr. Graham Page) with me on this, to legislate by reference to another Statute as amended by another Bill passed in the present Session. We have therefore felt it absolutely right in the interests of clarity to deal with the matter in extenso as we have.
The main features, which are taken very closely from the Seventh Schedule and Section 113(4) of the Highways Act, 1959, provide for local and national advertisement if an objection is made and not withdrawn, for the Minister to hold a local inquiry and, after considering the report of any inquiry he may confirm the Order, with or without modification, which then has to go through the processes which are the procedure in the 1959 Act. This seems to be right and I hope that the House will forgive the length of the Lords Amendment for the reasons I have given.
§ Question put and agreed to.