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Regional Development Agencies Act 1998

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6(1)Where any land has been vested in or acquired by a regional development agency under this Act, and is for the time being held by the agency for the purposes of its objects, the Secretary of State may by order extinguish any public right of way over the land, if he is satisfied—

(a)that an alternative right of way has been or will be provided, or

(b)that the provision of an alternative right of way is not required.

(2)Where the Secretary of State proposes to make an order under this paragraph, he shall—

(a)publish in such manner as appears to him to be requisite a notice—

(i)stating the effect of the order, and

(ii)specifying the time (not being less than 28 days from the publication of the notice) within which, and the manner in which, objections to the proposal may be made, and

(b)serve a like notice—

(i)on the local planning authority in whose area the land is situated, and

(ii)on the relevant highway authority.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2) “the relevant highway authority” means any authority which is a highway authority in relation to the right of way proposed to be extinguished by the order under this paragraph.

(4)Where an objection to a proposal to make an order under this paragraph is duly made and is not withdrawn, the provisions of paragraph 7 shall have effect in relation to the proposal.

(5)For the purposes of this paragraph an objection to such a proposal shall not be treated as duly made unless—

(a)it is made within the time and in the manner specified in the notice required by this paragraph, and

(b)a statement in writing of the grounds of the objection is comprised in or submitted with the objection.

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