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Midland Metro Act 1992

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20As to underground works affecting highways

The following provisions shall, unless otherwise agreed in writing between the Executive and the highway authority concerned, apply and have effect in relation to the underground railways in addition to the provisions of section 37 (As to highways, traffic, etc.) of the Act of 1989 as applying for the purposes of this Act:—

(1)In this section “highway” means a highway vested in, or repairable or maintained by, the highway authority:

(2)Wherever in this section provision is made with respect to the approval or consent of the highway authority, that approval or consent shall be in writing and may be given subject to such reasonable terms and conditions as the highway authority may require, but shall not be unreasonably withheld:

(3)The Executive shall not, without the consent of the highway authority, construct any part of the underground railways in bored tunnel within 7 metres of the surface of any highway except in accordance with plans and sections submitted to, and approved by, the highway authority:

Provided that, if within 28 days after such plans and sections have been submitted the highway authority have not approved or disapproved them, they shall be deemed to have approved the plans and sections as submitted:

(4)No part of the underground railways which is constructed in bored tunnel under a highway shall, except with the consent of the highway authority, be so constructed as to interfere with the provision of proper means of drainage of the surface of the highway:

(5)Except with the consent of the highway authority, the Executive shall not open or make any permanent openings in, or erect or construct any structure or erection above, the surface of the carriageway or footway of any highway:

(6)Any difference arising between the Executive and the highway authority under this section (other than a difference as to its meaning or construction) shall be determined by arbitration.

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