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15 (1) At the end of section 90H(2) of the Highways Act 1980 (traffic calming works regulations) add—
“(d)provide that, in such cases or circumstances as the regulations may specify, works may be constructed or removed only with the consent of a police officer of such class as the regulations may specify.”
(2)In section 329(1) of that Act (interpretation) for the definition of “traffic calming works” substitute—
““traffic calming works”, in relation to a highway, means works affecting the movement of vehicular or other traffic for the purpose of—
(a)promoting safety (including avoiding or reducing, or reducing the likelihood of, danger connected with terrorism within the meaning of section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)), or
(b)preserving or improving the environment through which the highway runs;”.
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