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The Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997


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Additional powers in respect of off-street parking places

11.—(1) The powers of the Department under Article 10 to provide off-street parking places for vehicles shall include power—

(a)provide such parking places below ground or in buildings, including buildings used also for other purposes, together with means of access to them;

(b)to provide at such parking places buildings, facilities and apparatus for the storage and sale of fuel and lubricants and the supply of air and water for vehicles;

(c)to provide toilets, rest rooms or other conveniences for use in connection with such parking places;

(d)to erect or adapt, and to maintain, equip and manage buildings accordingly.

(2) Where the Department provides a parking place in a building, it may—

(a)let on such terms as it thinks fit parts of the building which are not used for the purposes of the parking place; and

(b)provide services for the benefit of persons occupying or using those parts; and

(c)make such reasonable charges for those services as it thinks fit.

(3) The Department may enter into arrangements with any person under which, in consideration of the payment by him to the Department of a lump sum, or series of lump sums, he is authorised to collect and retain the charges made in respect of the parking of vehicles in an off-street parking place provided by the Department.

(4) The Department may let for use as a parking place any off-street parking place provided by it and, where the parking place is provided in a building, let it for such use separately from the rest of the building or let the whole or any part of the building with the parking place.

(5) The Department may—

(a)let on such terms as it thinks fit land on which it has power under Article 10 and this Article to erect or adapt a building for the purpose of providing a parking place, with a view to some other person erecting or adapting a building on such land and providing, maintaining and operating a parking place in that building or in that part of that building;

(b)arrange with any person for him to provide a parking place on any land of which he is the owner or in which he has an interest.

(6) The Department may let or hire out on such terms as it thinks fit such buildings, facilities or apparatus as are mentioned in paragraph (1)(b).

(7) The Department may erect barriers at any off-street parking place for the purpose of preventing or restricting the access of unauthorised vehicles to that parking place.

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