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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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291London borough council affecting another authority’s roads
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After section 121A of the [1984 c. 27.] Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 there shall be inserted—

121BLondon borough council exercising powers so as to affect another traffic authority’s roads

(1)No London borough council shall exercise any power under this Act in a way which will affect, or be likely to affect,—

(a)a GLA road, or

(b)a road in another London borough,

unless the requirements of subsections (2) and (3) below have been satisfied.

(2)The first requirement is that the council has given notice of the proposal to exercise the power in the way in question—

(a)to Transport for London; and

(b)in a case where the road concerned is in another London borough, to the council for that borough.

(3)The second requirement is that—

(a)the proposal has been approved by Transport for London, in the case of a GLA road, or by the London borough council concerned, in the case of any other road; or

(b)the period of one month beginning with the date on which Transport for London and, where applicable, the council received notice of the proposal has expired without Transport for London or the council having objected to the proposal; or

(c)any objection made by Transport for London or the council has been withdrawn; or

(d)where an objection has been made by Transport for London or a London borough council and not withdrawn, the Greater London Authority has given its consent to the proposal after consideration of the objection.

(4)Before deciding whether to give any consent for the purposes of subsection (3)(d) above, the Greater London Authority may cause a public inquiry to be held.

(5)If Transport for London has reason to believe—

(a)that a London borough council is proposing to exercise a power under this Act in a way which will affect, or be likely to affect, a GLA road or a road in another London borough, and

(b)that notice of the proposal is required to be, but has not been, given in accordance with subsection (2) above,

Transport for London may give a direction to the council requiring it not to proceed with the proposal until the requirements of subsections (2) and (3) above have been satisfied.

(6)If a London borough council exercises any power in contravention of this section, Transport for London may take such steps as it considers appropriate to reverse or modify the effect of the exercise of that power.

(7)For the purposes of subsection (6) above, Transport for London shall have power to exercise any power of the London borough council on behalf of that council.

(8)Any reasonable expenses incurred by Transport for London in taking any steps under subsection (6) above shall be recoverable by Transport for London from the London borough council concerned as a civil debt.

(9)The Mayor of London may issue a direction dispensing with the requirements of subsections (2) and (3) above in such circumstances as may be specified in the direction.

(10)A direction under subsection (9) above may, in particular, dispense with those requirements as respects—

(a)all or any of the London borough councils;

(b)all or any of the GLA roads;

(c)all or any of the roads which are neither GLA roads nor trunk roads;

(d)the exercise of such powers as may be specified in the direction in such manner or circumstances as may be so specified.

(11)Any direction under subsection (9) above may be varied or revoked by a further direction under that subsection.

(12)For the purposes of this section—

(a)the City of London shall be treated as if it were a London borough;

(b)the Common Council shall be treated as if it were the council for a London borough; and

(c)the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple shall be treated as forming part of the City.

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