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Waverley Railway (Scotland) Act 2006

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30Acquisition of land for Works Nos. 1C and 1E

(1)Subject to subsection (2) below, as soon as may be after the opening for public use of Works Nos. 1C and 1E, the authorised undertaker shall transfer to the owner of the land abutting the northern boundary of the development land so much of the development land as is not permanently required by the authorised undertaker for the purpose of those works.

(2)A transfer under subsection (1) above—

(a)may be subject to the creation for the benefit of the authorised undertaker of such servitudes or other rights in or over the land transferred as the authorised undertaker may require for the purpose of maintaining or operating the authorised works; and

(b)shall be for a consideration calculated as if the land were being transferred pursuant to section 120 of the 1845 Lands Act (which relates to the sale of superfluous lands by an acquiring authority) and determined in case of dispute by the tribunal.

(3)Subsection (4) below shall have effect if before the authorised undertaker serves notice to treat or makes a general vesting declaration in respect of the development land there are in existence bridges in the same position as, and satisfying the authorised undertaker’s requirements for—

(a)so much of Work No. 1C as comprises a bridge over the railway (Work No. 1); and

(b)Work No. 1E.

(4)If this subsection has effect, the authorised undertaker shall not acquire or use so much of the development land or plots nos. 43 and 43a on the Parliamentary plans in the local government area of Midlothian as is required for the construction of Works Nos. 1C and 1E, but nothing in this subsection prevents the authorised undertaker from acquiring in or over the development land such servitudes or rights as the authorised undertaker may require for the purpose of maintaining or operating the authorised works.

(5)In this section “the development land” means plots nos. 46 and 46a on the Parliamentary plans in the local government area of Midlothian.

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