Search

Broads bill moves step closer

PUBLISHED: 13:01 12 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:10 03 July 2010

LEGISLATION to improve the management and safety of the Broads completed its passage through the House of Lords last night and is expected to reach the statute book before Parliament goes into its summer recess next month.

LEGISLATION to improve the management and safety of the Broads completed its passage through the House of Lords last night and is expected to reach the statute book before Parliament goes into its summer recess next month.

The Broads Authority Bill received a third reading without a vote in the Upper House after Labour peer Baroness Hollis signalled that a compromise understanding had been reached to ease concerns about insufficient parish council representation on the Broads Authority.

She proposed that the number of parish council representatives on the consultative Broads Forum be doubled to four. And after the debate, Broads Authority chairman John Packman stated that “this is acceptable to us” because the body was keen to get more involved with parish councils.

He would be writing a formal report to the Broads Authority on the subject, he said.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Great Yarmouth Mercury