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Road Traffic Act 1991

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60Proposed action by London authorities likely to affect priority routes

(1)No London authority shall exercise any power under the [1980 c. 66.] Highways Act 1980 or the [1984 c. 27.] Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, in a way which will affect, or be likely to affect, a priority route unless the requirements of subsection (3) below have been satisfied.

(2)Subsection (1) above does not apply where the exercise of the power—

(a)accords with the provisions of the authority’s approved local plan; or

(b)is in response to a request made, or direction given, under this Act by the Director or the Secretary of State.

(3)The requirements mentioned in subsection (1) above are that—

(a)the authority have given notice to the Director, in such manner as he may require, of their proposal to exercise the power in the way in question; and

(b)either—

(i)the Director has approved their proposal; or

(ii)the period of one month beginning with the date on which he received notice of the proposal has expired without his having objected to it.

(4)The Secretary of State may by an instrument in writing exclude any power from the application of this section to the extent specified in the instrument.

(5)Any such instrument may, in particular, exclude a power as respects—

(a)all or any of the London authorities;

(b)all or any of the priority routes; or

(c)the exercise of the power in such manner or circumstances as may be specified in the instrument.

(6)If a London authority exercise any power in contravention of this section, the Director may take such steps as he considers appropriate to reverse or modify the effect of the exercise of that power.

(7)Any reasonable expenses incurred by the Director in taking any steps under subsection (6) above shall be recoverable by him from the London authority concerned as a civil debt.

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