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Leeds Supertram Act 1993 (c. xv)

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Leeds Supertram Act 1993 (c. xv)

1993 CHAPTER xv

An Act to empower the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive in conjunction with the Leeds City Council to develop and operate a light rail or supertram system of passenger transport in the City of Leeds; to authorise the construction of works; to confer powers upon the Executive and the City Council for the acquisition of lands for that purpose; and for other purposes.

[27th July 1993]

WHEREAS—

(1)Under the Transport Acts 1968 and 1985 it is the general duty of the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (hereinafter called “the Executive”) to secure the provision of public passenger transport services for meeting public transport requirements of their area in accordance with general policies formulated by the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority:

(2)The provision of a light rail or supertram system in the City of Leeds with suitable parking facilities would further that object and it is expedient that the Executive should be empowered to construct the works authorised by this Act, and to acquire or use the lands referred to in this Act, for the development and operation of the first stage of that system and that the Leeds City Council (hereinafter called “the Council”) should be empowered to acquire other lands referred to in this Act in order to make them available for the provision, as part of the supertram system, of an interchange station and parking areas for road vehicles which, but for such provision, may be expected to seek to enter the central area of the City:

(3)It is expedient that the other powers of this Act should be conferred upon the Executive and that the other provisions in this Act should be enacted:

(4)The purposes of this Act could not have been effected without the authority of Parliament when the Bill for this Act was deposited:

(5)In relation to the promotion of the Bill for this Act the requirements of section 239 of the [1972 c. 70.] Local Government Act 1972 and of section 10 (1) (xxix) of the [1968 c. 73.] Transport Act 1968 have been observed:

(6)Plans and sections showing the lines or situations and levels of the works to be constructed under the powers of this Act and plans of the lands authorised to be acquired or used by this Act, and a book of reference to such plans containing the names of the owners and lessees or reputed owners and lessees and of the occupiers of the said lands, were duly deposited in the office of the Clerk of the Parliaments and in the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and with the proper officer of the Council, which plans, sections and book of reference are respectively referred to in this Act as “the deposited plans”, “the deposited sections” and “the deposited book of reference”:

May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted, by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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