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Severn Bridges Act 1992

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Part IConstruction of New Severn Bridge

1Construction of new bridge and other works

(1)The Secretary of State may construct the works specified in Part I of Schedule 1 to this Act (“the scheduled works”), being works for the construction of a new bridge over the Severn Estuary between England and Wales and roads leading to the new bridge and associated works.

(2)Subject to Part II of that Schedule (supplementary provisions relating to the scheduled works, including provisions permitting deviation from the deposited plans and the deposited sections), the scheduled works shall be constructed in the lines or situations shown on those plans and in accordance with the levels shown on those sections.

2Acquisition and occupation of land

(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 the works authorised by this Act,

(b)so much of the land specified in columns (1) and (2) in Part I of Schedule 2 to this Act, and 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) in that Part of that Schedule, and

(c)so much of the land in the Community of Rogiet in the Borough of Monmouth shown numbered 34, 49, 50, 55, 56, 57 and 59 on the deposited plans as may be required for the relocation of the rifle range in the Community of Caldicot in that Borough in consequence of the acquisition of the land numbered 2 and 2a on those plans.

(2)Nothing in this section authorises the Secretary of State to acquire compulsorily any of the land in the City of Bristol shown numbered 25, 41 or 42 on the deposited plans.

(3)Part I of the [1965 c. 56.] Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 (except section 4 and paragraph 3(3) of Schedule 3), in so far as it is not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, shall apply to the acquisition of land under this section—

(a)as it applies to a compulsory purchase to which Schedule 1 to the [1981 c. 67.] Acquisition of Land Act 1981 applies, and

(b)as if this Act were a compulsory purchase order under that Act.

(4)A notice to treat under Part I of the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 for the purpose of acquiring land under this section shall not be served after 31st December 1995.

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

(6)Schedule 2 to this Act (supplementary provisions as to land acquisition, temporary occupation of land etc.) shall have effect.

3Authorised works: supplementary

Schedule 3 to this Act (provision relating to highways in connection with the works authorised by this Act) shall have effect.

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