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Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Act 2006

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Apparatus of statutory undertakers, etc. on land acquired

1(1)Subject to the provisions of this schedule, sections 224 to 227 of the 1997 Act (Power to extinguish rights of statutory undertakers, etc. and power of statutory undertakers, etc. to remove or re-site apparatus) shall apply in relation to any land which has been acquired under this Act, or which is held by the authorised undertaker and is appropriated or used (or about to be used) by it for the purposes of this Act or for purposes connected with this Act; and all such other provisions of that Act as apply for the purposes of those provisions (including sections 228 to 231, which contain provisions consequent on the extinguishment of any rights under sections 224 and 225, and sections 232(2) to (4), 233 and 235, which provide for the payment of compensation) shall have effect accordingly.

(2)Where any apparatus of public utility undertakers or of a public communications provider is removed in pursuance of a notice or order given or made under section 224, 225 or 226 of the 1997 Act, as applied by sub-paragraph (1), any person who is the owner or occupier of premises to which a supply was given from that apparatus shall be entitled to recover from the authorised undertaker compensation in respect of expenditure reasonably incurred by such a person, in consequence of the removal, for the purpose of effecting a connection between the premises and any other apparatus from which a supply is given.

(3)Sub-paragraph (2) shall not apply in the case of the removal of a public sewer, but where such a sewer is removed in pursuance of such a notice or order as is mentioned in that sub-paragraph, any person who is—

(a)the owner or occupier of premises the drains of which communicated with that sewer, or

(b)the owner of a private sewer which communicated with that sewer,

shall be entitled to recover from the authorised undertaker compensation in respect of expenditure recently incurred by such a person, in consequence of the removal, for the purpose of making the drain or sewer communicate with any other public sewer or with a private sewage disposal plant.

(4)The provisions of the 1997 Act mentioned in sub-paragraph (1), as applied by that sub-paragraph, shall not have effect in relation to apparatus as respects which paragraph 2 or Part IV of the 1991 Act applies.

(5)In this paragraph—

  • “gas transporter” has the meaning given to it by section 7(1) of the Gas Act 1986 (c. 44);

  • “public communications provider” has the same meaning as in section 151 of the Communications Act 2003 (c. 21); and

  • “public utility undertakers” means persons who are—

    (a)

    authorised by any enactment to carry on an undertaking for the supply of water;

    (b)

    gas transporters; or

    (c)

    the holders of licences under section 6 of the Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29),

    and who are, or are deemed to be, statutory undertakers within the meaning of section 214 of the 1997 Act.

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