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Richmond Burgage Pastures Bill

A Bill to amend certain provisions of the Richmond Burgage Pastures Act 1853.

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

This Bill amends two outdated provisions of the Richmond Burgage Pastures Act 1853
(“the 1853 Act”). The 1853 Act makes provision about the regulation of the pasturing
and management of certain pastures in Richmond, North Yorkshire, including the
disused racecourse. It also established the Richmond Burgage Pastures Committee
(“the Committee”), which continues to manage the pasture land in accordance with the
1853 Act.

Clause 1 deals with citation.

Clause 2 amends two provisions of the 1853 Act.

First, it amends section 5 of the 1853 Act by removing a requirement that members of
the Committee must reside no more than seven miles from the boundaries of the old
borough of Richmond.

Secondly, it amends section 10 of the 1853 Act by removing restrictions on the
Committee's power to lease land under that section. Those restrictions require that any
leases must be granted from year to year and at the best yearly rent that can reasonably
be had.

Clause 3 enables the costs of preparing for, obtaining and passing of the Bill paid or
payable by the Committee to be paid out of the Committee's revenue.


EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

In the view of the Richmond Burgage Pastures Committee the provisions of the Bill are
compatible with the Convention Rights.

A

BILL

To amend certain provisions of the Richmond Burgage Pastures Act 1853.


WHEREAS—


(1) The Richmond Burgage Pastures Act 1802 made provision about the allocation
of ownership of certain pasture land near Richmond in North Yorkshire, and
included provision about the preservation of Richmond Racecourse and
training grounds whilst also preserving rights of certain persons to use the
land as pasture:

(2) The Richmond Burgage Pastures Act 1853 (“the 1853 Act”) made provision
about the depasturing and management of certain pastures in Richmond,
North Yorkshire, including the disused Richmond Racecourse:

(3) The Richmond Burgage Pastures Committee (“the Committee”) was established
under the 1853 Act and the Committee continues to manage the pasture land
referred to above in accordance with the 1853 Act:

(4) Certain provisions of the 1853 Act are outdated and require amending:

(5) The objects of this Act cannot be attained without the authority of Parliament:

May it therefore please your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted, by the
Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords
Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by
the authority of the same, as follows:―

1 Citation

This Act may be cited as the Richmond Burgage Pastures Act 2017.

2 Amendment of the Richmond Burgage Pastures Act 1853

(1) The Richmond Burgage Pastures Act 1853 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 5, omit “, and whose Residence shall not be more than Seven Miles
from the Boundaries of the Municipal Borough of Richmond”.

(3) In section 10, omit “from Year to Year, at the best yearly Rent that can be
reasonably had for the same,”.

3 Costs of Act

The costs, charges and expenses of and incidental to the preparing for obtaining
rand passing of this Act paid or payable by the Richmond Burgage Pastures
Committee may in whole or in part be defrayed out of revenue.



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