Clause 17

Planning Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:45 pm on 22nd January 2008.

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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.]

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

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.’.

Photo of Eric Illsley Eric Illsley Labour, Barnsley Central

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

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

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.