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2Areas and highways in an appointmentE+W

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(1)The appointment of a strategic highways company must specify—

(a)an area, consisting of the whole or any part of England, in respect of which the company is appointed, and

(b)highways in that area for which the company is to be the highway authority.

(2)Highways may be specified under subsection (1)(b) by name or description.

(3)Highways specified under subsection (1)(b) must be highways for which the Secretary of State or another strategic highways company is the highway authority immediately before the appointment has effect.

(4)In the case of a strategic highways company appointed for an area adjacent to Wales, the highways specified under subsection (1)(b) may (subject to subsection (3)) include highways in Wales.

(5)Where—

(a)the appointment of a strategic highways company is varied, and

(b)by virtue of that variation the company ceases to be the highway authority for one or more highways,

the Secretary of State becomes the highway authority for those highways (to the extent that he or she would not otherwise be so).

(6)Where the appointment of a strategic highways company terminates, the Secretary of State becomes the highway authority for any highway for which the strategic highways company is highway authority (whether by virtue of the appointment or otherwise) immediately before the termination.

(7)Subsections (5) and (6) are subject to the appointment of another strategic highways company.

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I1S. 2 in force at 5.3.2015 by S.I. 2015/481, reg. 2(a)

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