Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988

10 Functions of Authority and others in relation to the navigation area.E+W

(1)The Authority shall—

(a)maintain the navigation area for the purposes of navigation to such standard as appears to it to be reasonably required; and

(b)take such steps to improve and develop it as it thinks fit.

F1(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F2(2A)The Authority may carry out works and do other things in relation to any adjacent waters in or over which it has sufficient rights or interest for the improvement of navigation on those waters.]

(3)The Authority may make byelaws under this section for the good management of the navigation area, the conservation of its natural beauty and amenities and the promotion of its use for purposes of recreation.

(4)For the purposes of subsection (3) above, the navigation area shall be taken to include any part of a bank which would otherwise be excluded by virtue of section 8(1) of this Act.

(5)The Authority shall have the additional functions in relation to the navigation area set out in this Act and, in particular, those set out in Part I of Schedule 5 to this Act.

(6)In discharging its functions in relation to the Norwich navigation the Authority shall have particular regard to the interests of seagoing freight vessels.

[F3(7)The Authority shall appoint a person to be known as the navigation officer and may appoint a person to act as deputy to the navigation officer.]

F4(8). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F4(9). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F5(10) The person appointed as the navigation officer shall be an officer of the Authority . ]

F6(11). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F6(12). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F7(13)The navigation officer and any deputy appointed under subsection (7) above shall be a warden for the purposes of section 6 of this Act.]

F8(14). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F8(15). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(16)Part III of Schedule 5 shall have effect for the purpose of supplementing this section and of making further provision in relation to the navigation area.

(17)Before—

(a)making, varying or revoking any byelaws under subsection (3) above;

(b)making any appointment under subsection (7) above;

F9(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

the Authority shall consult the Navigation Committee.

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Amendments (Textual)

F5S. 10(10) substituted (2.7.2009) by Broads Authority Act 2009 (c. i), Sch. 7 para. 5(4) (with ss. 2(3), 3(1), 16(3), 42, Sch. 6 Pts. 2, 3)

F7S. 10(13) substituted (2.7.2009) by Broads Authority Act 2009 (c. i), Sch. 7 para. 5(6) (with ss. 2(3), 3(1), 16(3), 42, Sch. 6 Pts. 2, 3)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 10(1) applied (2.7.2009) by Broads Authority Act 2009 (c. i), s. 36(2)(b) (with ss. 2(3), 3(1), 16(3), 42, Sch. 6 Pts. 2, 3)