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Midland Metro Act 1993 (c. v)

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Midland Metro Act 1993 (c. v)

1993 CHAPTER v

An Act to empower the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive to construct works at Chelmsley Wood in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull for their light rail rapid passenger transport system; to authorise the acquisition of lands for that purpose; to confer further powers upon the Executive; and for related purposes.

[27th May 1993]

WHEREAS—

(1)Under the Transport Acts 1968 and 1985 it is the general duty of the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive, otherwise known as Centro, (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 Midlands Passenger Transport Authority:

(2)By the Midland Metro Acts 1989 to 1992 the Executive are authorised to construct works forming the first, second and third stages in the development of a light rail rapid transit network in the West Midlands area, and provision is made in the Midland Metro (No. 3) Bill deposited in the Session of Parliament 1991/92 for the further extension of that network and the construction of certain works in substitution for works authorised by those Acts:

(3)It is expedient that the Executive should be empowered to construct the works authorised by this Act in Chelmsley Wood in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull for the completion of the route between the central area of Birmingham and Birmingham International Airport for which provision is made in the [1992 c. vii.] Midland Metro Act 1992:

(4)It is expedient that the other powers in this Act, including powers for the compulsory acquisition of land or rights in land for the purposes of the said works, should be conferred upon the Executive and that the other provisions in this Act should be enacted:

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

(6)Plans and sections showing the lines or situations and levels of the works to be constructed under 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 the occupiers of the said lands, were 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 officers of the Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, the North Warwickshire Borough Council and the Warwickshire County 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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