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(1)In this Act—
“the 1845 Act” means the Railways Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845 (c. 33);
“the 1845 Lands Act” means the Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845 (c. 19);
“the 1963 Act” means the Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1963 (c. 51);
“the 1991 Act” means the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22);
“the 1997 Act” means the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (c. 8);
“the 1992 Order” means the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992 (S.I. 1992/223);
“the Act limits” means the limits of deviation, the limits of land to be acquired or used and the limits of land for safeguarding works;
“the ancillary works” has the meaning given by section 3;
“the authorised undertaker” means, at any time, the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport or such other person or persons in whom are vested at that time some or all of the functions conferred by this Act concerning the authorised works;
“the authorised works” means the works authorised by this Act comprising both the scheduled works and the ancillary works;
“book of reference” means the book of reference submitted to the Parliament as an accompanying document with the Bill for this Act;
“code of construction practice” means the edition of the Code of Construction Practice (which sets out the measures to be employed in the construction of the authorised works so as to mitigate the impact of those works) dated 7 November 2006, a copy of which has been lodged with the Clerk of the Parliament to be held with the accompanying documents relating to the Bill for this Act;
“the Committee” means the Glasgow Airport Rail Link Bill Committee to which the Bill for this Act was referred and includes any assessor appointed under Rule 9A.9.1B of the Standing Orders of the Parliament;
“construction” includes execution, placing, alteration and reconstruction and demolition; and “construct” and “constructed” have corresponding meanings;
“enactment” includes any order, byelaw, rule, regulation, scheme or other instrument having effect by virtue of an enactment;
“the limits of deviation” means the limits so described on the Parliamentary plans;
“the limits of land to be acquired or used” means the limits so described on the Parliamentary plans;
“the limits of land for safeguarding works” means the limits so described on the Parliamentary plans;
“maintain” includes inspect, repair, adjust, alter, remove, reconstruct and replace; and “maintenance” shall be construed accordingly;
“Parliamentary plans” means the plans submitted to the Parliament as accompanying documents with the Bill for this Act;
“Parliamentary sections” means the sections submitted to the Parliament as accompanying documents with the Bill for this Act;
“road” has the meaning given by section 107 of the 1991 Act;
“the road works authority” has the meaning given by section 108 of the 1991 Act;
“the roads authority” has the meaning given by section 151(1) of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 54);
“the scheduled works” has the meaning given by section 2;
“SEPA” means the Scottish Environment Protection Agency established under section 20 of the Environment Act 1995 (c. 25);
“SNH” means Scottish Natural Heritage established under section 1 of the Natural Heritage (Scotland) Act 1991 (c. 28); and
“the tribunal” means the Lands Tribunal for Scotland.
(2)Except in relation to section 4, any reference in any description of works, powers or land to area, distance, length or direction, or to a particular location, shall be construed as if qualified by the words “or thereby”.
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