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Greater Nottingham Light Rapid Transit Act 1994

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Greater Nottingham Light Rapid Transit Act 1994

1994 CHAPTER xv

An Act to confer on Nottinghamshire County Council and on Nottingham City Council powers for the development and operation of a light rail system of rapid passenger transport in the City of Nottingham and elsewhere in the County of Nottinghamshire; to authorise the construction of works and the acquisition of lands for those purposes; to authorise the said councils to transfer the undertaking established by this Act or any part thereof to Greater Nottingham Rapid Transit Limited or any other person; to confer further powers on the said councils; and for other purposes.

[21st July 1994]

WHEREAS—

(1)

The County of Nottinghamshire and the City of Nottingham are under the management and local government respectively of Nottinghamshire County Council (hereinafter referred to as “the County Council”) and Nottingham City Council (hereinafter referred to as “the City Council”):

(2)

The provision of a light rail system of rapid passenger transport in the City of Nottingham and elsewhere in the County of Nottinghamshire would be of public benefit:

(3)

It is expedient that the County Council and the City Council 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 provision of such a system (hereinafter referred to as “the LRT system”), and that the other powers in this Act should be conferred upon the County Council and on the City Council:

(4)

The County Council and the City Council intend that the functions conferred on them by this Act shall be exercised by a joint committee appointed under the powers already available to the said Councils in that behalf:

(5)

The said Councils and Nottingham Development Enterprise Limited (a company limited by guarantee established by the said Councils and the private sector to promote social, physical and economic regeneration of the County) have together formed a private company limited by shares under the name of Greater Nottingham Rapid Transit Limited (hereafter referred to as “the Company”) to undertake the construction and operation of the LRT system in participation with the said Councils and the private sector:

(6)

It is expedient that provision should be made to allow the said Councils to transfer the undertaking established by this Act or any part thereof to the Company or any other person and that the other provisions contained in this Act should be enacted:

(7)

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

(8)

Plans and sections showing the lines or situations and levels of the works to be constructed under this Act, and plans of the lands which the County Council and the City Council may acquire or use compulsorily under the powers of this Act, and a book of reference to such plans containing the names of the owners or reputed owners, lessees or reputed lessees and of the occupiers of all such lands have been 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 County Council which plans, sections and book of reference are in this Act referred to respectively as the deposited plans, the deposited sections and the deposited book of reference:

(9)

Alteration having been required in the alignment of part of the works since plans and sections thereof were so deposited, a plan and sections showing the lines or situations and levels of the substituted works and a plan of the lands authorised to be acquired or used by this Act for the purposes of the substituted works, and a book of reference to such plan containing the names of the owners and lessees, or reputed owners and lessees, and of the occupiers of the said lands have been 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 County Council, which plan, sections and book of reference form part of the deposited plans, the deposited sections and the deposited book of reference:

(10)

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 have been observed by the County Council and the City Council:

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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