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The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2005

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Enforcement notices – rights of entry, compensation etc.

30.—(1) A notice under regulation 28(2) may require the responsible person or operator to carry out work in relation to land outwith the ownership or control of that person.

(2) Where paragraph (1) applies, any person whose consent is required before that work may be carried out shall grant, or join in granting such rights in relation to any land as will enable the notice to be complied with.

(3) Where paragraph (1) applies, SEPA shall, before serving a notice under regulation 28(2), insofar as it is reasonably practicable, consult such persons as appear to it to be–

(a)the owner or occupier of land which will be affected by the notice; and

(b)any person who might be required under paragraph (2) to grant or join in granting any rights,

in respect of the rights which that owner, occupier, or person, may be required to grant.

(4) A notice shall not be regarded as invalid by reason only of a failure to comply with paragraph (3).

(5) A person who grants, or joins in granting, any rights in accordance with paragraph (2) shall be entitled to apply for compensation, in accordance with Schedule 7, of such amount and in such manner as may be determined under that Schedule.

(6) Compensation payable under paragraph (5) shall be paid by the person on whom notice under regulation 28(2) was served or would have been served but for regulation 29(1).

(7) Where no person can be found by whom compensation should be payable or where a person found liable in compensation has failed to make the payment of it, compensation under this regulation shall be payable by SEPA; and SEPA shall be entitled to recover any payment of compensation made by it under this paragraph from any person on whom notice under regulation 28(2) was served or would have been served but for regulation 29(1).

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