Broads bill moves step closer

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.


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