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The Laganside Development (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Power to execute works in relation to the riverN.I.

17.—(1) The [F1Department] may execute such works in, on, across, over, alongside or adjacent to the river as it considers appropriate for the purposes of—

(a)improving the quality of water in the river;

(b)improving the immediate environment of the river;

(c)promoting the recreational use of the river;

(d)facilitating access to the river; and

[F2(e)otherwise furthering the object of the Department under this Order.]

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1), the [F3Department] may—

(a)construct embankments, quays and footpaths alongside, or adjacent to, the river;

(b)dredge, reclaim land from, and alter or divert the channel of, the river;

(c)operate, maintain, repair, alter, extend or remove any works executed under this Order and any existing works; and

(d)provide such buildings, amenities, machinery, plant, apparatus and appliances as it considers appropriate in connection with any works executed under this Order and any existing works.

(3) In paragraph (2) “existing works”” means works in, on, across, over, alongside or adjacent to the river which were executed at any time before the coming into operation of this Order and which, had this Order been in operation at that time, could have been executed by the [F4Department].

(4) Schedule 2 shall have effect in relation to works under this Article.

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