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Land Drainage' (Scotland) Act 1958

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1Before making an improvement order the Secretary of State shall prepare a draft order and shall—

(a)serve on—

(i)every owner and every occupier of land situated in the proposed improvement area, and

(ii)every owner and every occupier of land (other than land so situated) on which the execution of drainage or protective works is proposed to toe authorised or required by the order, and

(iii)any local authority or other statutory body which in the opinion of the Secretary of State may be affected by the making of the order,

a copy of the draft order together with a notice stating that such owner, occupier, authority or body may, within twenty-eight days of the service of the notice, object in such manner as may be specified in the notice to the making of the order or to any provision contained therein ; and

(b)in two successive weeks publish in one or more newspapers circulating in the locality in which the proposed improvement area is situated a notice stating that the draft order has been prepared, describing the said area, specifying the land on which the execution of drainage or protective works is proposed to be authorised or required by the order, naming a place within the locality where a copy of the draft order and of any maps, plans or specifications referred to therein may be inspected at all reasonable hours, and stating that any person may, within twenty-eight days; of the first publication of such notice, object in such manner as may be specified in the notice to the making of the order or to any provision contained therein. In this Schedule—

  • " local authority " means any county, town or district council;

  • " statutory body " means any body exercising functions conferred on it by or under any enactment.

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