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Highways Act 1980   (c.66)

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14.   Powers as respects roads that cross or join trunk or classified roads

(1) Provision may be made by an order under this section in relation to a trunk road or classified road, not being, in either case, a special road, for any of the following purposes -
(a) for authorising the Highway authority for the road:
(i) to stop up, divert, improve,raise, lower or otherwise alter a Highway that crosses or enters the route of the road or is or will be otherwise affected by the construction or improvement of the road;
(ii) to construct a new Highway for purposes concerned with any such alteration as aforesaid or for any other purpose connected with the road or its construction, and to close after such period as may be specified in the order any new Highway so constructed for temporary purposes;
(b) for transferring to such other Highway authority as may be specified in the order, as from such date as may be so specified, a Highway constructed by the Highway authority in pursuance of the order or any previous order made under this section;
(c) for any other purpose incidental to the purposes aforesaid;
and references in this section, with respect to an order made thereunder, to 'the road' and 'the Highway authority' are references to, respectively, the trunk road or, as the case may be, classified road to which the order relates and the Highway authority for that road.

(2) The provision that may be made pursuant to subsection (1)(c) above in an order under this section that provides for the stopping up or Diversion of a Highway, includes provision for the preservation of any rights -
(a) of statutory undertakers in respect of any apparatus of theirs which immediately before the date of the order is under, in, on, over, along or across the Highway to be stopped up or diverted;
(b) PARAGRAPH REPEALED

(3) An order made under this section -
(a) in relation to a trunk road shall be made by the Minister; and
(b) in relation to a classified road shall be made by the Highway authority and confirmed by the Minister.

(4) Parts I and III of Schedule 1 to this Act have effect to the making of an order under this section; and Schedule 2 to this Act have effect as to the validity and date of operation of any such order.

(5) Subject to subsection (4) above, an order under this section relating to a trunk road may come into operation on the same day as the order under section 10 above relating to that road.

(6) No order under this section authorising the stopping up of a Highway shall be made or confirmed by the Minister unless he is satisfied that another reasonably convenient route is available or will be provided before the Highway is stopped up.

(7) An order under this section may provide for the payment of contributions -
(a) by the Highway authority to any other Highway authority in respect of any additional liabilities imposed on that other authority in consequence of the order or of any previous order made under this section;
(b) to the Highway authority by any other Highway authority in respect of any liabilities so imposed on the first-mentioned authority that would otherwise have fallen to be discharged by that other authority;
and may also provide for the determination by arbitration of disputes as to the payment of such contributions.


Subs(2)(b) repealed by the Water Act 1989, s190



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