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Channel Tunnel Rail Link Act 1996

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Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England

2(1)The nominated undertaker shall not carry out any decontrolled works consisting of the demolition of a building unless—

(a)notice of the proposal to carry out the works has been given to the Royal Commission, and

(b)the appropriate period since the giving of the notice has elapsed.

(2)Subject to sub-paragraph (3) below, the appropriate period for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(b) above is 8 weeks or such longer period as may have been agreed between the nominated undertaker and the Royal Commission.

(3)In case of emergency, the appropriate period for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(b) above is such period as is reasonable in the circumstances.

(4)In determining whether the appropriate period for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(b) above has elapsed, there shall be disregarded any day on which entry to the building is refused under paragraph 3(2) below.

(5)In this paragraph, “decontrolled works” means works to which section 7 of the [1990 c. 9.] Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 would apply, but for paragraph 1(1)(a) or (3) of Schedule 7 to this Act.

3(1)Following the giving of a notice under paragraph 2(1) above in relation to any building, any person duly authorised in writing by the Royal Commission may, at any reasonable time during the inspection period, enter the building for the purpose of recording it.

(2)The right conferred by sub-paragraph (1) above shall not be exercisable at a time when the nominated undertaker reasonably considers that it is not safe to exercise it.

(3)A person exercising the right conferred by sub-paragraph (1) above shall comply with any directions given by the nominated undertaker for the purpose of securing compliance with relevant health and safety provisions.

(4)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) above, the inspection period, in relation to a building which is the subject of a notice under paragraph 2(1) above, is the period beginning when the notice under that provision is given and ending when the prohibition under that provision ceases to apply to the building.

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