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Crossrail Act 2008


Section 4: Overhead lines

16.Section 4(1) disapplies the normal consents regime established under the Electricity Act 1989 for the installation of overhead electric lines on land that is within the limits of deviation for the scheduled works or the land required for Crossrail (the “limit of land to be acquired or used”). The limits of deviation and the limit of land to be acquired or used taken together are referred to in these Explanatory Notes as “the Act limits”.

17.Section 4(2) brings into effect Schedule 4, which establishes a replacement consents regime for such lines.

18.Section 4(3) provides that once the consent granted under Schedule 4 is revoked or expires, the line to which it relates will revert to being subject to the Electricity Act 1989.

19.Section 4(4) provides that any consent granted under Schedule 4 by the Secretary of State for Transport and the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, acting jointly, may include the grant of deemed planning permission, with or without conditions.

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