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InterpretationN.I.

1.—(1) In this Schedule—N.I.

  • “controlled works” means any such works as are mentioned in paragraph 2(1) being works done under the right conferred by that paragraph;

  • “electrical plant” and “electric line” have the same meaning as in the [1992 NI 1.] Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992;

  • “electricity licence holder” means the holder of a licence granted under Article 10 of the Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992;

  • “emergency works” means—

    (a)

    in relation to a licence holder, work arising from faults in any gas apparatus;

    (b)

    in relation to an electricity licence holder for the purpose of paragraph 4, work arising from faults in any electric lines or electrical plant;

    (c)

    in relation to a government department for the purpose of paragraph 4, work requisite to put an end to, or prevent, the arising of circumstances which are likely to cause—

    (i)

    danger to persons or property, or

    (ii)

    interference with the exercise of any functions conferred on that department;

    (d)

    in relation to[F1 an electronic communications code operator] for the purpose of paragraph 4, work requisite to put an end to, or prevent, the arising of circumstances which are likely to cause—

    (i)

    danger to persons or property, or

    (ii)

    the interruption of any service provided by the[F1 electronic communications network] of the operator;

  • “gas apparatus” means—

    (a)

    pipes and other conduits for the conveyance of gas;

    (b)

    pressure governors, ventilators and other apparatus used for, or in connection with, the conveyance or supply of gas;

  • “in”, in a context referring to works or apparatus in a street or land, includes a reference to works or apparatus under, over, across, along or upon it;

  • “plan” includes section;

  • “planning permission” means planning permission under [F2Part 3 of the Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011];

  • Definition rep. by 2003 c. 21

  • “sewer” means a sewer as defined in the [1973 NI 2.] Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order [F32006] ;

  • “street” has the same meaning as in the [1995 NI.] Street Works (Northern Ireland) Order 1995;

  • Definitions rep. by 2003 c. 21

(2) In this Schedule, references to the alteration of any apparatus include references to the moving, removal or replacement of the apparatus.

(3) References in this Schedule to arbitration are to arbitration by an arbitrator appointed by agreement between the parties concerned or, in default of agreement, by the President of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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F2Sch. 3 para. 1: words in the definition of "planning permission" substituted (13.2.2015 for certain purposes otherwise 1.4.2015) by Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 (c. 25), ss. 252, 254(1), Sch. 6 para. 77 (with savings in s. 211)); S.R. 2015/49, arts 2, 3, Sch. 1 (with transitional provisions in Sch. 2)

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