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Crossrail Act 2008

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary and Background

  3. Hybridity

  4. Overview of the Structure

  5. Commentary on Sections and Schedules

    1. Works

      1. Section 1: Construction and maintenance of scheduled works

      2. Section 2: Works: further and supplementary provisions

      3. Section 3: Highways

      4. Section 4: Overhead lines

    2. Land

      1. Section 5: Temporary possession and use

      2. Section 6: Acquisition of land within limits shown on deposited plans

      3. Section 7: Acquisition of land not subject to the power under section 6(1)

      4. Section 8: Extinguishment of private rights of way

      5. Section 9: Extinguishment of rights of statutory undertakers

    3. Planning

      1. Section  10: Planning: general

      2. Section 11: Permitted development: time limit

      3. Section 12: Fees for planning applications

      4. Section 13: Power to disapply section 10(1)

      5. Section 14: EIA regulations: replacement development

      6. Section 15: Extension of permitted development rights

    4. Heritage

      1. Section 16: Disapplication and modification of controls

      2. Section 17: Rights of entry

    5. Trees

      1. Section 18: Power to deal with trees on neighbouring land

      2. Section 19: Disapplication of controls

    6. Noise

      1. Section 20: Control of construction sites: appeals

      2. Section 21: Proceedings in respect of statutory nuisance: defence

    7. Railway matters

      1. Section 22: Objective of in relation to Crossrail

      2. Section 23: Duty of to publish reports

      3. Section 24: Licensing

      4. Section 25: Award of Crossrail franchises to public-sector operators

      5. Section 26: Disapplication of franchising and access exemptions

      6. Section 27: Closures

      7. Section 28: Key system assets

      8. Section 29: Power to designate persons as “protected railway companies”

      9. Section 30: Duty to co-operate

      10. Section 31: Arbitration after referral under section 30(3)

      11. Section 32: Arbitration under section 30(3): multiple proceedings

      12. Section 33: Transfer of functions relating to works

      13. Section 34: Application of section 122 of the Railways Act 1993

      14. Section 35: Application of other railway legislation

    8. Miscellaneous and general

      1. Section 36: Transfer schemes

      2. Section 37: Transfer schemes : tax provisions

      3. Section 38: Application of the Greater London Authority Act 1999

      4. Section 39: Holder of functions of nominated undertaker

      5. Section 40: Disapplication and modification of miscellaneous controls

      6. Section 41: Burial grounds

      7. Section 42: Application of landlord and tenant law

      8. Section 43: Disposal of Crown land

      9. Section 44: Prohibition or restrictions on land use imposed for Crossrail purposes

      10. Section 45: Compensation for injurious affection

      11. Section 46: Compensation for water abstraction

      12. Section 47: Temporary possession agreements

      13. Section 48: Application of Act to extensions

      14. Section 49: Reinstatement of discontinued facilities

      15. Section 50: Protection of interests

      16. Section 51: Power to devolve functions of Secretary of State

      17. Section 52: Correction of deposited plans

      18. Section 53: Service of documents

      19. Section 54: Arbitration

      20. Section 55: “Deposited plans”, “deposited sections”

  6. Commentary on Schedules

    1. Schedule 1 – Scheduled works

    2. Schedule 2 – Works: further and supplementary provisions

    3. Schedule 3 – Highways

    4. Schedule 4 – Overhead lines: consent

    5. Schedule 5 – Temporary possession and use of land

    6. Schedule 6 – Acquisition of land shown within limits on deposited plans

      1. Part 1 – Purposes for which certain land may be acquired

      2. Part 2 – Application of legislation relating to compulsory purchase

      3. Part 3 – Supplementary provisions

    7. Schedule 7 – Planning Conditions

      1. Part 1 – Qualifying Authorities

      2. Part 2 – Development in the area of a unitary authority

      3. Part 3 – Development not in the area of a unitary authority

      4. Part 4 – Supplementary

    8. Schedule 8 – Extension of Permitted Development Rights: supplementary provisions

    9. Schedule 9 – Heritage: disapplication and modification of controls

    10. Schedule 10 – Heritage: rights of entry

    11. Schedule 11 – Application of other railway legislation

    12. Schedule 12 – Transfer schemes

      1. Part 1 – Transfers from Cross London Rail Links Limited and its subsidiaries

      2. Part 2 – Transfers from the Greater London Authority, Transport for London, the London Development Agency and their subsidiaries

      3. Part 3 – Transfers from the Secretary of State and companies owned by Secretary of State

      4. Part 4 – General provisions about transfer schemes

    13. Schedule 13 – Transfer schemes : tax provisions (tax provisions relating to transfer schemes)

    14. Schedule 14 - Disapplication and modification of miscellaneous controls

    15. Schedule 15 - Burial grounds: removal of human remains and monuments

    16. Schedule 16 – Reinstatement of discontinued facilities

    17. Schedule 17 - Protective provisions

      1. Part 1 – Protection for highways and traffic

      2. Part 2 – Protection for electricity, gas, water and sewerage undertakers

      3. Part 3 – Protection of land drainage, flood defence, water resources and fisheries

      4. Part 4 – Protection of electronic communications code networks

      5. Part 5 – Protection of British Waterways Board

      6. Part 6 – Protection of Port of London Authority

  7. Territorial Extent

  8. Commencement

  9. Key Dates

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