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Roads (Scotland) Act 1984

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Part IS Orders

1Where the Secretary of State proposes to make an order under section 5, 9, 12, 75 or 77 of this Act he shall publish in at least one newspaper circulating in the area in which any road to which the order relates is situated and in the Edinburgh Gazette a notice—S

(a)stating the general effect of the proposed order;

(b)specifying a place in the said area where a copy of the draft order and of any relevant map or plan may be inspected free of charge at all reasonable hours during a period specified in the notice, being not less than six weeks from the date of the publication of the notice; and

(c)stating that, within the said period, any person may by notice to the Secretary of State object to the making of the order.

2Where an order under the said section 9 or 12 is submitted to the Secretary of State by a local roads authority, that authority shall publish in the manner specified in paragraph 1 above the notice there referred to, and that paragraph shall have effect in relation to a notice published by any such authority as if the references to the draft order and the making of the order were references to the order as submitted to the Secretary of State and the confirmation of the order respectively.S

3Not later than the day on which the said notice is published or, if it is published on two or more days, the day on which it is first published, the Secretary of State or the local roads authority, as the case may be, shall serve on each person (other than himself or as the case may be themselves) specified in such head or heads of the Table set out at the end of this paragraph as apply in the case of the order in question—

(a)a copy of the notice;

(b)a copy of the draft order or, as the case may be, the order; and

(c)a copy of any relevant map or plan.

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Persons to be served with copies of the documents specified in paragraph 3 of this schedule

Nature of order or proposed orderPersons to be served
(i)Order proposed to be made under section 5, 12 or 75.The council of every region, islands area and district in which any road to which the proposed order applies is situated.
(ii)Order proposed to be made under section 5, 9 or 12 which provides for the construction of a bridge over or a tunnel under navigable waters, and order under section 75.Every navigation authority or water authority concerned with or having jurisdiction over the waters affected or over the area comprising those waters.
(iii)Order proposed to be made under section 12 authorising the carrying out of new works.The council of every region, islands area and district on whose area works authorised by the proposed order are to be carried out.
(iv)Order under section 9 transferring a road from one roads authority to another.The roads authorities to and from whom the road is to be transferred.
(v)Order proposed to be made under section 77.The council of every region, islands area and district in which the bridge or its approaches is situated and every navigation authority concerned with or having jurisdiction over the waters affected or over the area comprising those waters.
(vi)Order proposed to be made under section 9 or 12 which authorises the stopping up of a private means of access to land.The owner and the occupier of the land.
(vii)Order proposed to be made under section 9 or 12 which authorises the stopping up or diversion of a public road.The council of every region, islands area and district in which the road is situated, and any statutory undertakers having apparatus under, in, upon, over, along or across the road.
(viii)Order proposed to be made under section 9 which authorises entry by the special road authority on land.The occupier of that land.

4Where the order provides for the stopping up or diversion of a public road, the Secretary of State shall, not later than the day on which the notice is published or, if it is published on two or more days, the day on which it is first published, cause a copy of it to be displayed in a prominent position at the ends of so much of any road as is proposed to be stopped up or diverted under the order.S

5If before the expiration of the period specified in pursuance of paragraph 1(b) above an objection is received by the Secretary of State from any person on whom a copy of the notice is required to be served under paragraph 3 above, or from any other person appearing to the Secretary of State to be affected, and the objection is not withdrawn, the Secretary of State shall, subject to paragraphs 6 and 19 below, cause a local inquiry to be held.S

6Except where the objection is made by any person on whom a copy of the notice is required to be served by virtue of paragraph 3 above as read with such one or more of heads (i) to (v) of the Table at the end of that paragraph as apply in the case of the order in question, the Secretary of State may, if he is satisfied that in the circumstances of the case the holding of an inquiry under paragraph 5 above is not necessary, dispense with such an inquiry.S

7(1)Subject to paragraph 19 below, after considering objections (if any) to the proposed order or, as the case may be, the order which are not withdrawn and, where a local inquiry is held, the report of the person who held the inquiry, the Secretary of State may make of confirm the order either without modification or subject to such modifications as he thinks fit.

[F1(1A)Where the Secretary of State has published an environmental statement, the matters to be considered before an order is made under this paragraph include—

(a)the statement;

(b)any opinion expressed by a member of the public; and

(c)if the statement relates to land such as is mentioned in section 20A(5) of this Act, any opinion expressed by the appropriate environmental body.]

(2)The power under this paragraph to make or confirm the order includes power to make or confirm it so far as relating to part of the proposals contained in it (either without modification or subject to such modifications as he thinks fit) while deferring consideration of the remaining part.

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8In this Part of this Schedule references to a proposed order or an order proposed to be made include references to an order made by a local roads authority and submitted to the Secretary of State.S

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