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New Towns Act 1946

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(1)In relation to an area designated under this Act as the site of a new town, section three of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1944 (which provides for the acquisition by local highway authorities and by the Minister of Transport of land required for the construction or improvement of roads communicating with areas of extensive war damage or with land which is to be made available for providing for relocation of population or industry, or for replacement of open spaces, in the course of the redevelopment of such areas) shall apply as it applies in relation to the areas of land referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (1) of that section.

(2)Section ten of the Development and Road Improvement Funds Act, 1909 (which enables the Minister of Transport to authorise the construction of new roads in respect of which advances are made under that Act and provides for the expenses of the construction, and for the maintenance, of such roads) shall apply in relation to the construction of a new road by a local highway authority on land transferred to or acquired by them under this Act as if the road were a road in respect of the construction of which an advance were made to that authority under that section.

(3)The Minister of Transport may direct that any road constructed by him on land transferred to or acquired by him under this Act shall, on such date as may be specified in the direction, become a trunk road within the meaning of the Trunk Roads Acts, 1936 and 1946, and the provisions of those Acts shall apply to the road accordingly.

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