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3(1)A person may not navigate within or carry out any other activities or operations on, in, under or over the bed, banks, foreshore or waters of the Estuary within the area affected by the works at any time when that area is closed to navigation in pursuance of this paragraph.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)At any time when it appears to the Secretary of State to be necessary or convenient for the purposes of any of the works, he may close the area affected by the works to navigation by a direction given under this paragraph specifying the period during which that area is to be closed.
(3)Subsections (4) to (6) of section 8 of this Act shall apply in relation to a direction under this paragraph as they apply in relation to a direction under section 7 of this Act.
(4)Without prejudice to paragraph 6 of Schedule 2 to this Act, the Secretary of State may take such measures as he thinks fit to prevent access to the area affected by the works at any time when that area is closed to navigation in pursuance of this paragraph.
4A person may not—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)cause or permit a vessel to be moored in the area affected by the works; or
(b)lay down or place in that area any apparatus of any description mentioned in paragraph 1 above;
without the consent in writing of the Secretary of State.
5A person may not without the consent in writing of the Secretary of State exercise or enjoy within the area affected by the works—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)any public right of fishery, public right of way or other public or customary right (other than a right of navigation);
(b)any other privilege, immunity or right conferred by licence or other authority granted or given under any enactment (whenever passed);
that would apart from this paragraph be exercisable or available in that area.
6A person may not without the consent in writing of the Secretary of State carry out within the area affected by the works—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)any mining operations;
(b)any blasting or dredging operations; or
(c)any other operations of a similar description in, on, over or under the bed, banks, foreshores or waters of the Estuary.
7A person may not without the consent in writing of the Secretary of State do anything within the area affected by the works which is capable of preventing or hindering the construction or carrying out of any of the works.E+W+S+N.I.
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