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Crossrail Act 2008

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4Overhead lines

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(1)Section 37(1) of the Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29) (which requires the consent of the Secretary of State to overhead lines) shall not apply in relation to any electric line which—

(a)for the purposes of or in connection with the exercise of any of the powers conferred by this Act with respect to works, or

(b)in pursuance of any of the protective provisions included in this Act,

is installed above land within the limits of deviation for the scheduled works or within the limits of land to be acquired or used.

(2)Schedule 4 (which makes alternative provision for consent in relation to lines to which subsection (1) applies) has effect.

(3)On the revocation or expiry of consent under Schedule 4, the line to which the consent relates shall cease to be a line to which subsection (1) applies.

(4)On granting consent under Schedule 4 to electricity undertakers, the appropriate Ministers may direct that planning permission shall be deemed to be granted for the carrying out of development to which the consent relates, and any ancillary development, subject to such conditions (if any) as may be specified in the direction.

(5)In subsection (4)—

(a)“electricity undertakers” means the holder of a licence under section 6 of the Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29), and

(b)the reference to the appropriate Ministers is to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and the Secretary of State for Transport acting jointly.

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