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Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Act 1988

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Part IConstruction of New Bridge over River Thames

1Construction of the scheduled works

(1)The Secretary of State may, subject to and in accordance with the provisions of this Act, construct the works specified in Part I of Schedule 1 to this Act (below in this Act referred to as the scheduled works), being works for the construction of a new bridge over the river Thames between the borough of Dartford, in the county of Kent, and the borough of Thurrock, in the county of Essex, and certain associated works.

(2)References below in this Act to the bridge are references to the bridge mentioned in subsection (1) above (Work No.3).

(3)Subject to Part II of that Schedule (which gives the limits of deviation for the scheduled works, permits deviation from the levels shown on the deposited sections and specifies requirements as to the construction of the bridge) the scheduled works shall be constructed in the lines or situations shown on the deposited plans and in accordance with the levels shown on the deposited sections.

2Acquisition of land for the scheduled works and other authorised works

(1)The Secretary of State is authorised by this section to acquire compulsorily—

(a)so much of the land shown on the deposited plans within the limits of deviation for the scheduled works as may be required for or in connection with those works; and

(b)so much of any land specified in columns 1 and 2 of Part I of Schedule 2 to this Act shown on the deposited plans within the limits of land to be acquired as may be required for the purpose specified in relation to the land in column 3 as one for which this Act authorises it to be acquired or used.

(2)Part I of the [1965 c. 56.] Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 (except sections 4 and 27 and paragraph 3(3) of Schedule 3), in so far as it is applicable for the purposes of this Act and is not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, shall apply to the acquisition of land under this section as it applies to a compulsory purchase to which Schedule 1 to the [1981 c. 67.] Acquisition of Land Act 1981 applies and as if this Act were a compulsory purchase order under that Act.

(3)A notice to treat under Part I of the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 for the purpose of acquiring any land under this section shall not be served after 31st December 1992.

(4)The [1845 c. 18.] Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 shall not apply to the acquisition of land under this section.

(5)Part II of Schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect for making supplementary provision relating to the acquisition of land for or in connection with the works authorised by this Act.

3Supplementary provision as to authorised works

Schedule 3 to this Act shall have effect for making provision for the purpose of or in connection with the construction of the works authorised by this Act and for making in connection with those works provision with respect to highways and road traffic regulation.

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