Transitory protection for Boards affected by works carried out by another BoardE+W+S+N.I.
6(1)This paragraph applies in relation to works which a Board are authorised to carry out by a local enactment passed or made before the vesting date, including works begun but not completed by the Commission.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)It shall be the duty of a Board who at any time begin or continue with works to which this paragraph applies to afford to any other Board such rights and safeguards in relation to the works and, where necessary, in relation to the carrying out of those works, as may be required in order to facilitate the proper discharge of their functions by that other Board; and it shall be the duty of any other Board to afford to the Board beginning or continuing with the works such rights and safeguards as may be required for the proper carrying out and operation of the works.
(3)A Board who claim that another Board should in pursuance of their duty under the last foregoing sub-paragraph afford to the claimant Board any rights or safeguards shall give particulars of their claim by notice in writing to the other Board, and if within three months the Boards fail to agree on the claim, the claim shall be referred to an arbitrator appointed by the Boards or, in default of appointment by them, appointed by the Minister.
(4)If it appears to a Board who are proposing to begin or continue with works to which this paragraph applies that another Board may wish to consider whether to make a claim under this paragraph regarding the works, they shall not without the consent of that other Board begin or continue with the works—
(a)until one month after they have served a notice on that other Board of their proposal with sufficient particulars of the works, and any necessary plans and specifications, and
(b)if within one month of the service of the notice the other Board make a claim under this paragraph regarding the works, until the two Boards have agreed on the claim or the claim has been referred to an arbitrator appointed under sub-paragraph (3) of this paragraph and been finally determined:
Provided that the Minister may authorise a Board without compliance with paragraph (b) of this sub-paragraph to continue works begun by the Commission.
(5)Any agreement concluded between any of the Boards under this paragraph, and any award of an arbitrator under this paragraph, may itself provide for the reference of any issue to arbitration.
(6)In this paragraph references to affording rights and safeguards to a Board include references to granting to the Board interests in and rights over land, and undertaking to give to the Board appropriate notices.