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Crossrail Act 2008


Section 13: Power to disapply section 10(1)

53.Section 13(1) allows the Secretary of State, by means of an order, to disapply the deemed planning permission granted by section 10(1) in respect of development consisting of operations for the maintenance or alteration of the Crossrail works, from the date specified in the order. In essence, this provision allows the Secretary of State to switch off the deemed planning permission granted by the Act in respect of future Crossrail works, should he decide to do so (this is most likely to be used in the case of the electrification and signalling work done on sections of the existing railway network, and would ensure that a single planning regime covered works in relation to existing track after the Crossrail construction phase has been completed).

54.Section 13(2) provides that, in the event of such a disapplication, any such development would be subject to the normal provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 applying to development authorised by a local Act.

55.Section 13(3), (4)and (5) provide for the order to make different provisions in different cases, and for it to be made by means of a statutory instrument.

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