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Energy Act 2013

Section 121: Right of entry

511.This section provides that for the purpose of exercising a right conferred by section 120, the Secretary of State may enter any land on or under which the government pipe-line and storage system is situated or any land held with that land (“the system land”).

512.Subsections (3) and (4) provide that if the owner or occupier of the system land is entitled to exercise a right to pass over other land (“the access land”), the Secretary of State may exercise a corresponding right of access over that land for the purpose of accessing the system land.

513.Except in an emergency, the rights may be exercised only at a reasonable time and with the consent of the occupier of the land or under the Authority of a warrant.

514.The rights do not include a right to enter dwellings.

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