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Tamar Bridge Act 1998

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20Supplementary works powers

(1)The Authorities shall have power, within the limits of deviation shown on the deposited plan, to construct all such works and conveniences and do all such things whether temporarily or permanently as may be incidental to or necessary or expedient for the purposes of, in connection with or in consequence of the specified work or any works authorised by section 19 (Power to improve bridge) of this Act or for the purposes of or in connection with the maintenance or use of the bridge, including, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, power to—

(a)make and lay out new streets, make junctions and communications between a work and any existing street and divert, widen or alter the line or levels of, or stop up or otherwise interfere with, any existing street;

(b)stop up, remove, alter or otherwise interfere with means of access between any premises and any street which is diverted, widened or altered under this Act;

(c)execute work to provide new means of access to premises affected by the works;

(d)carry out landscaping and drainage works;

(e)remove, alter or divert any sewers, drains or other watercourses;

(f)alter or demolish any building, with the consent of the owner;

(g)replace, relay, remove, alter the position of, or instal any apparatus including mains, pipes, wires or other works, or apparatus for conveying or transmitting water, gas, electricity or petroleum (as defined in the [1928 c. 32.] Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928), or for telecommunication and any other pipes, machinery, works and appliances and any accommodation, facilities for access thereto, and supports provided for any works or apparatus;

(h)execute any works for the protection or improvement of any adjoining land or buildings;

(i)execute any works, or do any other thing necessary, for strengthening or supporting walls of adjoining buildings;

(j)fell, lop, cut or remove any hedge, tree, bush, shrub or other vegetation;

(k)raise, sink or otherwise alter the levels of any land or street and remove anything therefrom;

(l)make, provide, erect, alter, remove or maintain any steps, walls, retaining structures, embankments, subways, fences, channels, conduits, outfalls, manholes, cuttings, gateways, refuges, railings, street furniture, traffic signs, pavements or any other structures on or in any street or land;

(m)make, provide, alter, reconstruct, replace, remove, strengthen, underpin, widen or deepen any foundations, piers, towers, arches, cables and other supports or means of support;

(n)make or instal any works required for, or in connection with, the control or management of any vehicular and pedestrian traffic using the bridge; and

(o)alter the layout of any street, including so much of any street as is diverted, widened or altered, and alter the level or position or increase or reduce the width of any carriageway, kerb, footpath, footway, cycletrack or verge.

(2)For the purposes of, in connection with, or in consequence of the works the Authorities may—

(a)with the agreement of the owners and occupiers of any land abutting on land within the limits of deviation, exercise the powers conferred by subsection (1)(h) and (i) above on that abutting land; and

(b)carry out any works for providing or facilitating access to or from such land, or for preserving its amenities, in connection with the exercise of those powers on it.

(3)(a)The Authorities shall make reasonable compensation for any damage done by them in exercise of the powers of paragraphs (h) and (i) of subsection (1) above.

(b)Such compensation, in case of difference, shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of the Act of 1961.

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