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Crossrail Act 2008


Section 18: Power to deal with trees on neighbouring land

61.Section 18(1) allows the nominated undertaker, by notice, to require the occupier of land on which a tree is situated which overhangs the Crossrail works to remove, top or lop that tree where is it necessary to allow the Crossrail works to be maintained, or for the safe operation of Crossrail.

62.Section 18(2) and (3) allow the occupier of the land to serve a counter-notice objecting within 28 days, in which case the matter is referred to the County Court to determine whether the notice should be confirmed.

63.Section 18(4), (5) and (6) allow the nominated undertaker, in default of a notice being complied with, to do himself the things required to be done by the notice, subject to doing any topping or lopping work in a husband like manner and in such a way as to cause the minimum of damage to the tree.

64.Section 18(7) allows the occupier of the land on which the tree concerned is growing to apply to the County Court for compensation for loss or damage suffered, or for any expenses in complying with the notice.

Section 19: Disapplication of controls

65.Section 19(1)and (2) disapply tree preservation orders made under section 198(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the provisions of section 211 of the Act, dealing with trees in conservation areas, from any tree works that are carried out under Section 17, or as a consequence of the construction or maintenance of Crossrail works or to enable the safe operation of Crossrail.

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