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3(1)Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, the powers under section 5 (Power to execute road works) to break up or open a road shall not be exercisable where the road, not being a public road (within the meaning of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 54))—S
(a)is under the control or management of, or is maintainable by, railway or tramway undertakers, or
(b)forms part of a level crossing belonging to any such undertakers or to such an authority or to any other person,
except with the consent of the undertakers or the authority of the person to whom the level crossing belongs, as the case may be.
(2)Sub-paragraph (1) shall not apply to the carrying out under this Act of emergency works, within the meaning of Part IV of the 1991 Act.
(3)A consent given for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) may be made subject to such reasonable conditions as may be specified by the person giving it but shall not be unreasonably withheld.
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