§ Baroness Byford
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many proposals to include parcels of land were made by Ms Kate Ashbrook, board member of the Countryside Agency, at the draft map stage of the mapping consultation of area 1 under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000; how many of these were accepted and included in the provisional maps of area 1 by the agency; how many of these were subsequently overturned on appeal; in how many of these appeals costs were awarded against the agency; and at what cost. [HL480]
§ Lord Whitty
Ms Ashbrook submitted comments on 588 parcels in area 1. Eighty-four parcels on which she commented were added to the provisional map, although comments were also made by other people on 66 of these. Eleven parcels added to the provisional map following comments by Ms Ashbrook and others were the subject of successful appeals. Costs were awarded against the Countryside Agency in respect of two of these appeals. The agency paid the appellant's costs of £1,830.66 on one appeal, in the case of the other the appellant has claimed costs of £2,586.91 but the amount is still the subject of negotiation between the parties.