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Crossrail Act 2008


Section 20: Control of construction sites: appeals

66.Section 20(1), (2)and (3) modify the operation of sections 60 and 61 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974, so that appeals under those provisions are determined by the Secretary of State or if the parties agree, by arbitration rather than by a magistrates’ court.

67.Section 20(4) and (5) enable the Secretary of State for Transport and the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, acting jointly, to make regulations about procedure in relation to such arbitrations. Such regulations must be made by statutory instrument subject to the negative resolution procedure.

Section 21: Proceedings in respect of statutory nuisance: defence

68.Section 21 provides that an order under section 82(2) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 may not be made by a magistrates' court in connection with noise emitted from premises, or from a vehicle, machinery and equipment in a street, where the nominated undertaker can show that they are used for Crossrail purposes and the Crossrail works concerned are being carried out in accordance with a notice or consent issued by the local authority under section 60, 61 or 65 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974. These provisions of the 1974 Act address control of noise on construction sites (section 60), consent for work on construction sites (section 61) and consent to exceed noise limits (section 65).

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