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Channel Tunnel Rail Link Act 1996

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7(1)Development shall be carried out in accordance with arrangements approved by the local planning authority at the request of the nominated undertaker with respect to the matters mentioned in the left-hand column of the table in sub-paragraph (2) below.U.K.

(2)The only ground on which the local planning authority may refuse to approve for the purposes of this paragraph arrangements with respect to a matter mentioned in the following table is—

(a)that the arrangements relate to development which, for the purposes of regulating the matter in question, ought to and can reasonably be considered in conjunction with other permitted development which is to be carried out in the authority’s area, or

(b)the ground specified in relation to the matter in the right-hand column of the table.

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MattersGrounds
1.Road transport Means and routes by which anything is to be transported on a highway by large goods vehicle to a working or storage site, a site where it will be re-used or a waste disposal site.

That the arrangements ought to be modified—

(a) to preserve the local environment, local amenity or a site of archaeological or historic interest or nature conservation value, or

(b) to prevent or reduce prejudicial effects on road safety or on the free flow of traffic in the local area,

and are reasonably capable of being so modified.

2.Handling of re-useable spoil and top soil Handling during removal, storage and re-use of any spoil or top soil removed during the course of carrying out the development.That the arrangements ought to be modified to ensure that the spoil or top soil remain in good condition and are reasonably capable of being so modified.

3.Storage sites Sites on land within the relevant limits at which—

(a) minerals, aggregates or other construction materials required for the development, or

(b) spoil or top soil,

are to be stored until used or re-used in carrying out the development or disposed of as waste.

That the arrangements ought to be modified—

(a) to preserve the local environment, local amenity or a site of archaeological or historic interest or nature conservation value, or

(b) to prevent or reduce prejudicial effects on road safety or on the free flow of traffic in the local area,

and are reasonably capable of being so modified.

4.Construction camps Sites on land within the relevant limits which are to be used for the residential accommodation of persons engaged in carrying out the development.As item 3.
5.Screening Provision where necessary on land within the relevant limits of any screening for working sites on such land required for the purpose of carrying out the development.As item 3.
6.Hours of working The hours and days of the week during which work on the development on land within the relevant limits is to be carried out.That the arrangements ought to be modified to preserve the local environment or local amenity, and are reasonably capable of being so modified.
7.Artificial lighting The use of artificial lighting on land within the relevant limits for the purpose of carrying out the development.As item 6.
8.Suppression of noise, dust and vibration The suppression of noise, dust and vibration caused by construction operations carried on on land within the relevant limits for the purpose of carrying out the development.As item 6.
9.Mud on highway Measures to be taken on land within the relevant limits to prevent mud being carried onto any public highway as a result of carrying on the development.

That the arrangements ought to be modified—

(a) to preserve the local environment or local amenity, or

(b) to prevent or reduce prejudicial effects on road safety or on the free flow of traffic in the local area,

and are reasonably capable of being so modified.

10.Highway access The formation, laying out or alteration of any means of access to any highway used, or proposed highway proposed to be used, on a temporary basis by vehicular traffic to serve a construction site or camp.That the arrangements ought to be modified to prevent or reduce prejudicial effects on road safety or on the free flow of traffic in the local area, and are reasonably capable of being so modified.

(3)The local planning authority may only impose conditions on approval for the purposes of this paragraph with the agreement of the nominated undertaker.

(4)In this paragraph, “large goods vehicle” has the same meaning as in Part IV of the M1Road Traffic Act 1988.

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