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Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Act 2004

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Works

1Authority to construct works

(1)The authorised undertaker is hereby authorised to construct the authorised works, namely—

(a)the railway works referred to in section 2 below (“the railway works”);

(b)the major road works referred to in section 3 below (“the major road works”); and

(c)the ancillary works referred to in section 4 below (“the ancillary works”).

(2)The extent of the works for which authority given by this section is subject to section 5 below (which permits deviation within limits from the lines and levels shown on the Parliamentary plans and sections).

2The railway works

The railway works are the works situated within the lateral limits of deviation shown on the Parliamentary plans, at the levels shown on the Parliamentary sections and specifically described in schedule 1 to this Act.

3The major road works

The major road works are the works situated within the lateral limits of deviation shown on the Parliamentary plans, at the levels shown on the Parliamentary sections and specifically described in schedule 2 to this Act.

4The ancillary works

(1)The ancillary works are such works of the nature described in schedule 3 to this Act as may be necessary or expedient for the purposes of, in connection with or in consequence of, the construction of the railway works or the major road works.

(2)Where the authorised undertaker lays down works for the accommodation of cables or other apparatus for the purposes of the authorised works, the ancillary works may include, in or in connection with such works, accommodation for the apparatus of any other person and facilities for access to such accommodation, and may do so notwithstanding that such conduits and facilities may be for the exclusive use of that other person.

5Permitted deviation within limits

In constructing or maintaining any of the authorised works the authorised undertaker may—

(a)deviate laterally from the lines or situations shown on the Parliamentary plans within the limits of deviation for that work shown on those plans; and

(b)deviate vertically from the levels shown on the Parliamentary sections—

(i)to any extent not exceeding 3 metres upwards; and

(ii)to any extent downwards as may be necessary or expedient.

6Access to works

(1)The authorised undertaker may, for or in connection with the authorised works, form and lay out means of access, or improve existing means of access—

(a)at the points shown on the Parliamentary plans, or

(b)in such location or locations within the limits of deviation or the limits of land to be acquired or used as may be approved by the roads authority.

(2)Approval of the roads authority under subsection (1)(b) above shall not be unreasonably withheld.

7Construction and maintenance of new or altered roads

(1)Works Nos. 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1F, 1G, 2, 2A and 2D shall be completed to the reasonable satisfaction of the roads authority and shall, unless otherwise agreed, be maintained—

(a)for a period of 12 months from their completion, by and at the expense of the authorised undertaker; and

(b)at the expiry of that period, by and at the expense of the roads authority.

(2)Where a road is altered or diverted under this Act, the altered or diverted part of the road shall when completed to the reasonable satisfaction of the roads authority, unless otherwise agreed, be maintained—

(a)for a period of 12 months from their completion, by and at the expense of the authorised undertaker; and

(b)at the expiry of that period, by and at the expense of the roads authority.

8Level crossings

(1)The authorised undertaker may—

(a)construct or refurbish; and

(b)maintain,

the level crossings described in Part 1 of schedule 4 to this Act (“the continuing level crossings”).

(2)In the exercise of the powers conferred by subsection (1) above the authorised undertaker may alter or interfere with the level of any road mentioned in Part 1 of schedule 4 to this Act.

(3)Subject to subsection (4) below, the authorised undertaker may at or near the continuing level crossings provide, maintain and operate such automatic or other barriers, lights and automatic or other equipment or devices as may be necessary for the maintenance of railway safety.

(4)Nothing in subsection (3) above enables the authorised undertaker to provide any equipment otherwise than in accordance with any requirement of the Secretary of State made under any enactment.

(5)The authorised undertaker shall stop up and discontinue the level crossings or former level crossings described in Part 2 of schedule 4 to this Act and on such stopping up and discontinuance all rights of way across and on the level of those crossings shall be extinguished.

(6)The authorised undertaker shall not exercise the powers conferred by subsection (5) above—

(a)in relation to the crossing at Grange Road, Abbey Craig, until Work No. 1B is open to the public and the authorised undertaker has completed the refurbishment of Waterside level crossing;

(b)in relation to the level crossing at Grange Road, Alloa, until Work No. 1C is open to pedestrians; and

(c)in relation to the level crossing at Hilton Road, Alloa, until such time as the authorised undertaker requires possession of the crossing for the purpose of constructing Work No. 1G.

(7)Any person who suffers loss by the extinguishment of any private right of way over any of the level crossings described in Part 2 of schedule 4 to this Act shall be entitled to compensation, the amount of such compensation to be determined, in case of dispute, under the 1963 Act.

(8)On a level crossing to which this section applies being—

(a)constructed or refurbished under subsection (1) above; or

(b)stopped up and discontinued under subsection (5) above,

the enactments mentioned in Part 3 of schedule 4 to this Act shall cease to apply to that crossing.

9Private crossings

(1)If the authorised undertaker proceeds with Work No. 1 it shall make and maintain the private crossings described in columns (1), (2) and (3) of Part 1 of schedule 5 to this Act (“the continuing private crossings”).

(2)The continuing private crossings shall be provided for the use of the persons entitled under the existing enactments to use the existing private crossings at those points, and those persons shall be entitled to use the continuing private crossings on the same basis in all respects as they are entitled to use the existing private crossings.

(3)The authorised undertaker shall provide and maintain at each of the continuing private crossings such equipment as may from time to time be required for compliance with any requirement of the Secretary of State, and, subject to such compliance, as may be agreed in relation to any crossing between the authorised undertaker and the person entitled to use the crossing and approved by the Secretary of State.

(4)Nothing in section 60 of the 1845 Act, as incorporated with this Act, shall require the authorised undertaker to provide any other private crossing for the purpose of making good any interruption caused by Work No. 1 to the use of any lands to which there attaches an entitlement to use any of the continuing private crossings.

(5)The authorised undertaker shall stop up and discontinue the private crossings described in Part 2 of schedule 5 to this Act and on such stopping up and discontinuance all rights of way across and on the level of those crossings shall be extinguished.

(6)Any person who suffers loss by the extinguishment of any right of way over any of the private crossings described in Part 2 of schedule 5 to this Act shall be entitled to compensation, the amount of such compensation to be determined, in case of dispute, under the 1963 Act.

10Permanent stopping up of roads

(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, the authorised undertaker may, in connection with the construction of the authorised works, stop up each of the roads mentioned in columns (1), (2) and (3) of schedule 6 to this Act to the extent specified (by reference to the letters shown on the relevant Parliamentary plans) in column (4) of that schedule.

(2)The authorised undertaker shall not exercise the powers conferred by subsection (1) above in relation to Grange Road, Alloa, until Work No. 1D is open to the public.

(3)No part of a road specified in schedule 6 to this Act shall be stopped up under this section unless all the land which abuts it falls within one or more of the following categories, namely—

(a)land to which there is no right of access directly from the road or part to be stopped up;

(b)land to which there is reasonably convenient access otherwise than directly from the road or part to be stopped up;

(c)land as respects which the owners and occupiers have agreed to the stopping up of the road or part; and

(d)land of which the authorised undertaker has taken possession under section 24(1) below.

(4)Where any part of a road has been stopped up under this section—

(a)all rights of way over or along the stopped up part of the road shall be extinguished; and

(b)the authorised undertaker may, without making any payment, appropriate and use for the purposes of the authorised works so much of the site of the road as is bounded on both sides by land within the limits of deviation of the authorised works.

(5)Any person who suffers loss by the extinguishment or suspension of any private right of way under this section shall be entitled to compensation, the amount of such compensation to be determined, in case of dispute, under the 1963 Act.

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