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Fraserburgh Harbour Revision Order 1999

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PART IIWORKS

Power to carry out works

3.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Order, the Commissioners may, in the situations and lines and within the limits of deviation and according to the levels shown on the deposited plan and sections, carry out and maintain the following improvement works in the parish of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, together with all necessary and proper works and conveniences connected therewith or incidental thereto:–

  • Work No. 1 A deepening by means of excavation to a depth of 7 metres below the level of low water of that part of Faithlie Basin shown hatched black on the deposited plan.

  • Work No. 2 A three-sided pier of open-work construction incorporating a shiplift commencing at Point A 50 metres north of the east side of the cut in the South Breakwater for the existing slipway, thence extending south to Point B, thence extending east to Point C, thence extending north to Point D and there terminating.

  • Work No. 3 A reclamation and infilling of the existing slipway at Faithlie Basin and a levelling of the adjacent land, construction of ship repair bays, a ship traverser bay and boundary walls and construction of a retaining wall in the South Breakwater, all in the area shown cross-hatched black on the deposited plan.

(2) The Commissioners may, within the limits of deviation, renew and alter temporarily or permanently the works.

Power to deviate

4.  Subject to the provisions of this Order, in carrying out the works the Commissioners may deviate laterally from the lines or situations thereof as shown on the deposited plan to any extent not exceeding the limits of deviation shown on the said plan and may deviate vertically from the levels of the works as shown on the deposited sections to any extent not exceeding 1 metre upwards and to such extent downwards as may be found necessary or convenient.

Subsidiary works

5.  Subject to the provisions of this Order, the Commissioners 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.

Obstructing Works

6.  Any person who intentionally obstructs any person acting under the authority of the Commissioners in setting out the lines of the 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 the Commissioners for the time being in force relating to the harbour undertaking shall apply to the works and may be enforced by the Commissioners accordingly.

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

8.—(1) A tidal work shall not be demolished, constructed, renewed 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 or altered in contravention of this section or of any condition or restriction imposed under this article–

(a)the Scottish Ministers may by notice in writing require the Commissioners 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 the Commissioners they have 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 the Commissioners as a debt.

Provision against danger to navigation

9.—(1) In case of injury to or destruction or decay of a tidal work or any part thereof, the Commissioners 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 the Commissioners fail 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

10.—(1) Where a tidal work is abandoned, or suffered to fall into decay, the Scottish Ministers may by notice in writing require the Commissioners 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 the Commissioners, 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 the Commissioners as a debt.

Lights on works during construction

11.—(1) The Commissioners shall at or near a tidal work during the whole time of the demolition, construction, renewal or alteration thereof exhibit, every night from sunset to sunrise, such lights, if any, and take such other steps for the prevention of danger to navigation as the Scottish Ministers shall from time to time direct.

(2) If the Commissioners fail to comply in any respect with a direction given under 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.

Permanent lights on works

12.—(1) After the completion of a tidal work the Commissioners 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 the Commissioners fail to comply in any respect with a direction given under 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.

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