Clause 17
Planning Bill
12:45 pm

Pipe-lines

Amendment made: No. 122, in clause 17, page 9, line 2, leave out ‘the pipe-line is or (when constructed) will’ and insert

‘(when constructed) the pipe-line is expected to’.—[Jim Fitzpatrick.]

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Jim Fitzpatrick (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport; Poplar and Canning Town, Labour)

I beg to move amendment No. 123, in clause 17, page 9, line 24, leave out subsection (5) and insert—

‘(5) For the purposes of subsection (4), a pipe-line is a nationally significant pipe-line if—

(a) development consent is required, and has been granted, for its construction, or

(b) its construction has been authorised by a pipe-line construction authorisation under section 1(1) of the Pipe-lines Act 1962.’.

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Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central, Labour)

With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendments Nos. 148 to 150.

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Jim Fitzpatrick (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport; Poplar and Canning Town, Labour)

The amendments make minor changes to the pipeline aspects of the Bill and ensure that the infrastructure planning commission can consider proposals for a diversion to an existing pipeline if that pipeline is authorised under previous legislation. I commend them to the Committee.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 17, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 18 disagreed to.