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The Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Ardveenish) Harbour Revision Order 2000

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PART IIWORKS

Power to construct works

4.  Subject to the provisions of this Order, the Comhairle may, within the limits of deviation, and according to the levels shown on the deposited sections, construct, execute and maintain the works described in Schedule 2 to this Order, together with all necessary works and conveniences connected therewith, in the Barra and Vatersay Electoral Division, parish of Barra, na h'Eileanan an Iar.

Power to renew, etc. works

5.  Subject to the provisions of this Order the Comhairle may, within the limits of deviation, renew, replace, or otherwise alter temporarily or permanently the authorised works.

Power to deviate

6.  Subject to the provisions of this Order, in the construction or execution of the authorised works the Comhairle may deviate laterally from the lines or situations thereof shown on the deposited plan to the extent of the limits of deviation, and may deviate vertically from the levels shown on the deposited sections to any extent not exceeding 3 metres upwards and to such extent downwards as may be necessary or convenient.

Subsidiary works

7.  Subject to the provisions of this Order the Comhairle, for the purposes of or in connection with the authorised works, may within the limits of deviation construct, execute and maintain all such subsidiary or incidental works and conveniences as may be necessary or expedient for or in connection with the authorised works.

Fine for obstructing works

8.  Any person who intentionally obstructs any person acting under the authority of the Comhairle 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 guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale, and shall in addition be liable to repay to the Comhairle as a debt any expenses incurred by them in making good any damage resulting from such obstruction, moving or removal.

Works deemed to be within na h'Eileanan an Iar

9.  So much of the authorised works as is not within the administrative area known as na h'Eileanan an Iar shall be deemed for all purposes to be within that area.

Conservation powers, interpretation and education

10.  The Comhairle may carry out works in the harbour and do anything which they consider expedient for the purpose of interpreting the history, fauna, flora or geological or physiographical features of the harbour for the benefit or education of persons visiting the harbour or its surroundings.

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

11.—(1) A tidal work shall not be constructed, executed, renewed, replaced 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.

(2) If a tidal work is constructed, executed, renewed, replaced or altered in contravention of this article–

(a)the Scottish Ministers may by notice in writing require the Comhairle at their 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 the Comhairle 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 Comhairle as a debt.

Lights on tidal works during construction

12.—(1) During the whole time of demolition, construction, renewal or alteration of any tidal work the Comhairle 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 Comhairle fail to comply in any respect with paragraph (1) 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 tidal works

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

(2) If the Comhairle 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.

Survey or tidal works

14.  The Scottish Ministers may at any time they deem it expedient order a survey and examination of a tidal work or of the site upon which it is proposed to construct and execute the work and any expenditure incurred by them in such survey or examination shall be recoverable from the Comhairle.

Provision against danger to navigation

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

(2) If the Comhairle 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

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

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