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Scottish Natural Heritage (Rum) Harbour Empowerment Order 1999

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PART IIWORKS

Power to carry out works

3.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Order, Scottish Natural Heritage may, in the situations and lines and within the limits of deviation and according to the levels shown on the deposited plans and sections, carry out and maintain the following work on the island of Rum, Highland, and on the foreshore and bed of the sea adjacent thereto together with all necessary and proper works and conveniences connected therewith or incidental thereto–

  • Work No 1: A slipway of solid constructions 15 metres wide and associated access road commencing 200 metres east north east of the north eastern corner of the school house at a point of NM 141124 799098 and extending in a north north easterly direction for a distance of 105 metres to a point NM 141173 799191 and there terminating;

  • Work No 2: Dredging of an area of seabed 178 metres wide commencing at a point 238 metres east north east of the north eastern corner of the school house at a point at NM 141145 799155 and extending in a north easterly direction for a distance of 132 metres to a point NM 141213 799268 and there terminating;

  • Work No 3: An alignment structure commencing from the south east side of Work No. 1 at a point at NM 141162 799145 and extending in a north north easterly direction for 80 metres to a point NM 141200 799216 and there terminating.

(2) Scottish Natural Heritage may, within the limits of deviation, maintain, renew, reconstruct and alter temporarily or permanently the works.

Power to deviate

4.  Subject to the provisions of this Order, in carrying out the works Scottish Natural Heritage may deviate laterally from the lines or situations thereof as shown on the deposited plans to any extent not exceeding the limits of deviation and may deviate vertically from the levels of the works as shown on the deposited sections to any extent not exceeding 3 metres upwards and to such extent downwards as may be found necessary or convenient.

Subsidiary works

5.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Order, Scottish Natural Heritage may within the limits of deviation from time to time erect, construct, maintain and operate, whether temporarily or permanently, all such subsidiary or incidental works and conveniences as may be necessary or expedient for the purposes of or in connection with the construction, maintenance and use of the works.

(2) The works shall be deemed for all purposes to be within the island of Rum, Highland.

Obstructing works

6.  Any person who intentionally obstructs any person acting under the authority of Scottish Natural Heritage in setting out the lines of or in constructing the authorised works, or who moves or removes any pole, stake, station point or bench mark established for the purpose of such setting out shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

Works to be deemed part of harbour undertaking

7.  The works shall be deemed for all purposes to be part of the harbour undertaking and all byelaws, rules and regulations of Scottish Natural Heritage for the time being in force relating to the harbour undertaking shall apply to the works and may be enforced by Scottish Natural Heritage accordingly.

Tidal works not to be executed without approval of the Scottish Ministers

8.—(1) A tidal work shall not be demolished, constructed, renewed, reconstructed or altered except in accordance with plans and sections approved by the Scottish Ministers and subject to any conditions and restrictions imposed by the Scottish Ministers before the work is begun or while work is still in progress.

(2) If a tidal work is demolished, constructed, renewed, reconstructed or altered in contravention of this article or of any condition or restriction imposed under this article–

(a)the Scottish Ministers may by notice in writing require Scottish Natural Heritage at its own expense to remove the tidal work or any part thereof and restore the site thereof to its former condition; and if on the expiration of 30 days from the date when the notice is served upon Scottish Natural Heritage it has failed to comply with the requirements of the notice, the Scottish Ministers may execute the works specified in the notice; or

(b)if it appears to the Scottish Ministers urgently necessary to do so, they may themselves remove the tidal work or part of it and restore the site to its former condition,

and any expenditure incurred by the Scottish Ministers in so doing shall be recoverable from Scottish Natural Heritage as a debt.

Survey of tidal works

9.  The Scottish Ministers may at any time if they deem it expedient order a survey and examination of a tidal work or a site upon which it is proposed to construct the work and any expense incurred by them in such a survey and examination shall be recoverable from Scottish Natural Heritage as a debt.

Provision against danger to navigation

10.—(1) In the case of injury to or destruction or decay of a tidal work or any part thereof, Scottish Natural Heritage shall forthwith notify the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses and shall lay down such buoys, exhibit such lights and take such other steps for preventing danger to navigation as the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses shall from time to time direct.

(2) If Scottish Natural Heritage fails to comply in any respect with the provisions of this article, they shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum and on conviction on indictment to a fine.

Abatement of works abandoned or decayed

11.—(1) Where a tidal work is abandoned or suffered to fall into decay the Scottish Ministers may by notice in writing require Scottish Natural Heritage at their own expense either to repair and restore the work or any part thereof, or to remove the work and restore the site thereof to its former condition, to such an extent and within such limits as the Scottish Ministers think proper.

(2) Where a work authorised by this Order and consisting partly of a tidal work and partly of works on or over land above the level of high water is abandoned or suffered to fall into decay and that part of the work on or over land above the level of high water is in such condition as to interfere or to cause reasonable apprehension that it may interfere with the right of navigation or other public rights over the foreshore, the Scottish Ministers may include that part of the work or any portion thereof, in any notice under this article.

(3) If, on the expiration of 30 days from the date when a notice under this article is served upon Scottish Natural Heritage they have failed to comply with the requirements of the notice, the Scottish Ministers may execute the works specified in the notice and any expenditure incurred by them in so doing shall be recoverable from Scottish Natural Heritage as a debt.

Lights on tidal works during construction

12.—(1) During the whole time of the demolition, construction, renewal, reconstruction or alteration of a tidal work Scottish Natural Heritage shall at the outer extremity thereof every night from sunset to sunrise exhibit such lights, if any, and take such other steps for the prevention of danger to navigation as the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses shall from time to time direct.

(2) If Scottish Natural Heritage fails to comply in any respect with a direction given under this article it shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum and on conviction on indictment to a fine.

Permanent lights on works

13.—(1) After completion of a tidal work Scottish Natural Heritage shall at the outer extremity thereof every night from sunset to sunrise exhibit such lights, if any, and take such other steps for the prevention of danger to navigation as the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses shall from time to time direct.

(2) If Scottish Natural Heritage fails to comply in any respect with a direction given under this article it shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum and on conviction on indictment to a fine.

Period for completion of works

14.  If the works are not completed by 31st December 2009, the powers by this Order granted to Scottish Natural Heritage for constructing the works shall cease except as to so much thereof as is then substantially commenced.

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