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(1)The provisions of this section shall have effect where the Commissioners are of opinion that insufficient facilities exist for the haulage of timber from any wood or forest to a road, railway or waterway.
(2)Subject to the following subsections, the Commissioners may, where they are of the said opinion, make an order that the owner and occupier of any land shall afford the necessary facilities, subject to payment by the person in whose favour the order is made of reasonable rent or wayleave and of compensation for any damage caused by the haulage, and the owner or occupier shall thereupon comply with the order.
(3)The Commissioners shall not make an order under this section until the person proposed to be required to give the said facilities has had an opportunity of being heard.
[F1(4)a person aggrieved by an order under this section may–
(a)where the order is made in respect of land in England and Wales, appeal therefrom to the Minister in such manner and upon such conditions, if any, as may be prescribed by the Minister, who may thereupon revoke or vary the order; and
(b)where the order is made in respect of land in Scotland, appeal therefrom to the Scottish Ministers in such manner and upon such conditions, if any, as may be prescribed by the Scottish Ministers, who may thereupon revoke or vary the order.]
(5)The amount of rent or wayleave and compensation for damage which is payable in consequence of an order made under this section shall, in default of agreement, be assessed as follows that is to say—
(a)in a case relating to England and Wales, by a single arbitrator appointed by the President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; and
(b)in a case relating to Scotland, by an arbiter appointed by the Chairman of the Scottish Committee of the said Institution.
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