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Hertfordshire County Council (Filming on Highways) Act 2014

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6Power to place and use objects on highways

(1)The Council, as highway authority, may grant permission for any person making a film to place temporarily on the highway any object or thing required for the purpose of making a film and to use an object or thing so placed for those purposes.

(2)A permission may be granted under subsection (1) upon such conditions as the Council thinks fit, including conditions requiring the payment to the Council of such charges as will reimburse the Council its reasonable expenses in granting the permission.

(3)A person making a film shall not, in pursuance of a grant of permission under subsection (1)—

(a)place any object or thing on a bridge over a railway, or under a bridge carrying a railway over a highway, or within four metres of the abutments of a bridge carrying a railway over a highway; or

(b)use any object or thing so placed,

except with the consent of the railway undertakers concerned.

(4)In exercising their functions under this section the Council—

(a)shall take steps to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, interference with vehicular and pedestrian traffic using the highway; and

(b)shall not grant any permission which would have the effect of obstructing or rendering less convenient—

(i)the access to or exit from premises belonging to canal, inland navigation, tramway, or statutory undertakers, or persons authorised by any enactment to carry on any other public undertaking; or

(ii)the use by those undertakers or persons of such premises for the purposes of their undertaking.

(5)In subsection (4), “statutory undertakers” means any of the following—

(a)a licence holder within the meaning of Part 1 of the Electricity Act 1989;

(b)a gas transporter or a gas supplier within the meanings of Part 1 of the Gas Act 1986;

(c)a water undertaker or a sewerage undertaker appointed under Part 2 of the Water Industry Act 1991;

(d)a local authority which is a relevant authority for the purposes of section 97 of the Water Industry Act 1991.

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