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London Docklands Development Corporation Act 1994

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1Short title

This Act may be cited as the London Docklands Development Corporation Act 1994.

2Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context or subject otherwise requires—

  • “the Act of 1980” means the [1980 c. 65.] Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980;

  • the city corporation” means the mayor and commonalty and citizens of the City of London acting by the common council;

  • the Corporation” means the London Docklands Development Corporation;

  • “daily fine” means a fine for each day or part of a day on which an offence is continued after conviction thereof;

  • “the deposited map” means the map referred to in section 3 (Extent of Act) of this Act;

  • “the designated areas” means the harbours or former harbours, docks or former docks, waterways and other lands described in Schedule 1 to this Act, together with the jetties, all of which are designated by and situated within the limits of jurisdiction, but does not include the waters lying beneath Rotherhithe Street bridge in the London borough of Southwark;

  • “functions” includes powers and duties;

  • “the jetties” means the jetties and other works in the river Thames vested in or under the control of the Corporation situated within the limits of jurisdiction and described in Schedule 2 to this Act;

  • “the limits of jurisdiction” means the limits delineated by a red line on the deposited map;

  • “the manager” means the officer appointed by the Corporation to manage the designated areas or any part thereof and includes his authorised deputies and assistants and any person authorised by the Corporation to act in that capacity;

  • the port authority” means the Port of London Authority;

  • “the river Thames” means so much of the river Thames, the Thames estuary, rivers, streams, creeks, watercourses and the sea as is within the limits of the Port of London as defined in the [1968 c. xxxii.] Port of London Act 1968, and does not include the waters enclosed in the docks and in the other areas described in Schedule 1 to this Act;

  • vehicle” means a vehicle of any description and includes a trailer, caravan or machine of any kind drawn or propelled along or over Land whether by animal or mechanical power, and includes a hovercraft within the meaning of the [1968 c. 59.] Hovercraft Act 1968 or any other amphibious vehicle;

  • vessel” means a ship, boat or raft of any description and includes any other thing constructed or adapted for floating on or being submersed in water (whether permanently or temporarily); and includes a hovercraft within the meaning of the Hovercraft Act 1968 or any other amphibious vehicle or a seaplane; and

  • the waterside” means the roads, bridges, docks, quays, stages, wharves, steps and river walls together with the jetties and all other works and lands (not being lands covered by water) within the designated areas.

3Extent of Act

(1)The limits within which the Corporation shall have and may exercise the functions conferred on it by this Act, and within which the powers of the manager may be exercised, shall comprise the designated areas.

(2)If there be any discrepancy between the deposited map and the descriptions in Schedules 1 and 2 to this Act, the deposited map shall prevail but, for the avoidance of doubt, the designated areas do not extend to any part of the bed of the river Thames below the level of mean high water from time to time, or the waters or airspace above any such part, except for the area occupied from time to time by the structures of the jetties.

(3)Copies of the deposited map certified by the chief executive of the Corporation to be true shall be receivable in all civil or criminal proceedings and elsewhere as evidence of the contents of the deposited map.

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