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Traffic Management Act 2004

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Strategic roads in London

60Strategic roads in London: initial designation by Secretary of State

(1)The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument designate roads and proposed roads in Greater London, other than roads for which the Secretary of State or Transport for London is the traffic authority, as strategic roads for the purposes of—

(a)section 301A of the 1980 Act, and

(b)section 121B of the 1984 Act.

(2)Any road or proposed road so designated shall become a strategic road as from such date as may be specified in the order.

(3)No order under subsection (1) may be made in respect of a road or proposed road in a London borough if an order under that subsection has been made in respect of any other road or proposed road in that borough.

(4)In this section and section 61—

(a)“road” means any length of highway or of any other road to which the public has access, and includes bridges over which a road passes;

(b)“strategic road” means a road which is for the time being a strategic road by virtue of an order under subsection (1) or section 61(1);

(c)“traffic authority” has the same meaning as in the 1984 Act.

(5)For the purposes of this section and section 61—

(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;

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

(6)In this Part—

  • “the 1980 Act” means the Highways Act 1980 (c. 66);

  • “the 1984 Act” means the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27).

(7)A statutory instrument containing an order under this section is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

61Orders of the Greater London Authority changing what are strategic roads

(1)If the Mayor of London considers it expedient that any road or proposed road in Greater London, other than a road for which the Secretary of State or Transport for London is the traffic authority, should become a strategic road then the Greater London Authority may by order direct that the road or proposed road shall become a strategic road.

(2)Subject to subsection (3), an order under subsection (1) takes effect on such date as may be specified in the order.

(3)An order under subsection (1) is of no effect unless—

(a)it is made with the consent of the council for the London borough in which the road is situated (or proposed road is to be situated), or

(b)if that consent is refused, it is confirmed (with or without modifications) by the Secretary of State.

(4)If the Mayor considers it expedient that any strategic road should cease to be such a road then the Greater London Authority may by order direct that the road shall cease to be such a road.

(5)An order under subsection (4) takes effect on such date as may be specified in the order.

(6)The functions of the Greater London Authority under this section are functions exercisable by the Mayor acting on its behalf.

(7)Section 124C of the 1984 Act (certification and records) applies in relation to strategic roads as it applies in relation to GLA side roads.

62London borough council exercising powers under Highways Act 1980 so as to affect strategic roads

(1)Section 301A of the 1980 Act (London borough council exercising powers under that Act so as to affect certain roads) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)at the end of paragraph (a) there is inserted—

(aa)a strategic road,;

(b)in paragraph (b), after “borough” there is inserted “other than a GLA road or strategic road”.

(3)In subsection (3)(a), for the words from “by Transport for London” to the end there is substituted

(i)in the case of a GLA road, by Transport for London;

(ii)in the case of a strategic road, by Transport for London and, where the road concerned is in another London borough, the council for that borough;

(iii)in the case of a road within subsection (1)(b), by the London borough council concerned; or.

(4)After subsection (3) there is inserted—

(3A)References in paragraphs (b) to (d) of subsection (3) to objections are to objections made by a person who, in the circumstances, has the power to give an approval under paragraph (a) of that subsection.

(5)In subsection (5)(a), for the words from “a GLA road” to the end there is substituted

(i)a GLA road,

(ii)a strategic road, or

(iii)a road in another London borough other than a GLA road or strategic road, and.

(6)In subsection (10)—

(a)in paragraph (b), at the end there is inserted “or strategic roads”;

(b)in paragraph (c), for “neither GLA roads nor” there is substituted “not GLA roads, strategic roads or”.

(7)After subsection (16) there is inserted—

(17)In this section “strategic road” has the meaning given by section 60 of the Traffic Management Act 2004.

63London borough council exercising powers under Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 so as to affect strategic roads

(1)Section 121B of the 1984 Act (London borough council exercising powers under that Act so as to affect certain roads) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)at the end of paragraph (a) there is inserted—

(aa)a strategic road,;

(b)in paragraph (b), after “borough” there is inserted “other than a GLA road or strategic road”.

(3)In subsection (3)(a), for the words from “by Transport for London” to the end there is substituted

(i)in the case of a GLA road, by Transport for London;

(ii)in the case of a strategic road, by Transport for London and, where the road concerned is in another London borough, the council for that borough;

(iii)in the case of a road within subsection (1)(b), by the London borough council concerned; or.

(4)After subsection (3) there is inserted—

(3A)References in paragraphs (b) to (d) of subsection (3) to objections are to objections made by a person who, in the circumstances, has the power to give an approval under paragraph (a) of that subsection.

(5)In subsection (5)(a), for the words from “a GLA road” to the end there is substituted

(i)a GLA road,

(ii)a strategic road, or

(iii)a road in another London borough other than a GLA road or strategic road, and.

(6)In subsection (10)—

(a)in paragraph (b), at the end there is inserted “or strategic roads”;

(b)in paragraph (c), for “neither GLA roads nor” there is substituted “not GLA roads, strategic roads or”.

(7)After subsection (12) there is inserted—

(13)In this section “strategic road” has the meaning given by section 60 of the Traffic Management Act 2004.

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