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Coast Protection Act 1949

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Coast Protection

    1. Coast protection authorities

      1. 1. Coast protection authorities.

      2. 2. Constitution of coast protection boards.

      3. 2A.Coastal erosion risk management authorities

      4. 3.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. Execution of coast protection work

      1. 4. General powers of coast protection authorities.

      2. 5. Objections to, and approval of, proposals to carry out coast protection work.

      3. 6. Power to make schemes for carrying out work.

      4. 7. Works schemes providing for coast protection charges.

      5. 8. Confirmation of works schemes.

      6. 9. Carrying out of work provided for by works schemes.

      7. 10. Recovery of coast protection charges.

      8. 11. Incidence of coast protection charges, etc.

      9. 12. General powers of maintenance and repair of works.

      10. 13. Recovery of cost of maintenance of works not constucted under works schemes.

      11. 14. Compulsory acquisition of land.

      12. 15. Provisions as to subsisting obligations to carry out coast protection work.

    3. General and supplementary provisions relating to Part I

      1. 16. Consent of coast protection authority required to carrying out of coast protection work.

      2. 17. Notification to coast protection authority of coast protection work to be carried out by certain authorities.

      3. 18. Prohibition of excavation etc., of materials on or under the seashore.

      4. 19. Provisions as to compensation.

      5. 20. Contributions towards expenses of coast protection.

      6. 21. Exchequer grants.

      7. 22. Power to use for incidental purposes land acquired for coast protection.

      8. 23. Power of coast protection authority to sell materials.

      9. 24. Provisions as to arbitrations.

      10. 25. Powers of entry and inspection.

      11. 26. Power of coast protection authorities to require information as to ownership of land.

      12. 27. Acquisition by coast protection authority of right of passage for facilitating coast protection work.

      13. 28. Power of Minister to facilitate coast protection work.

      14. 29. Default powers of Minister.

      15. 30. Transfer and compensation of officers, and superannuation rights.

      16. 31. Repeal or amendment of local Acts.

      17. 32. Application to the Crown.

      18. 33. Provisions as to land belonging to ecclesiastical corporations.

  3. Part II Provisions for Safety of Navigation

    1. 34. Restriction of works detrimental to navigation.

    2. 35. Operations excepted from s. 34.

    3. 36. Enforcement of s. 34.

    4. 36A. Imposition by Secretary of State of safety requirements in cases of emergency.

  4. Part III

    1. 37—40.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  5. Part IV Supplementary

    1. 41. Expenses.

    2. 42.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 43. Penalties for offences.

    4. 44. Regulations and orders.

    5. 45. Service of notices and other documents.

    6. 46. Local inquiries.

    7. 47. Savings.

    8. 48.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    9. 49. Interpretation.

    10. 50. Short title and extent.

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

      Procedure for making Orders and Provisions as to the validity of Orders

      1. Part I

        1. General Provisions

          1. 1.Before making an order the Minister shall prepare a draft...

          2. 2.—Before making an order the Minister shall consider any objections...

          3. 3.(1) In the case of an order which by virtue...

          4. 4.In this Part of this Schedule the expression “the area...

      2. Part II

        1. Certain Orders to be subject to Special Parliamentary Procedure

          1. 5.After an order has been made, the Minister shall, if...

      3. Part III

        1. Provisions with respect to the validity of Orders not confirmed by Parliament

          1. 6.After the making of an order the Minister shall publish...

          2. 7.If any person aggrieved by an order desires to question...

      4. Part IV

        1. Application to Scotland

          1. 8.In the application of this Schedule to Scotland—

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      Provisions as to Orders restricting Excavation of Materials from the Seashore

      1. Part I

        1. General Provisions

          1. 1.Before making an order under section eighteen of this Act,...

          2. 2.Where the coast protection authority cause notice to be published...

          3. 3.In this Schedule the expression “ external drainage board ”...

          4. 4.If no objection is duly made, or if all objections...

          5. 5.(1) If an objection duly made is not withdrawn, the...

          6. 6.If any person by whom an objection has been made...

          7. 7.If objection is duly made— (a) by any person on...

          8. 8.Subject to the last foregoing paragraph, the Minister may confirm...

          9. 9.As soon as may be after the order has been...

          10. 10.If any person aggrieved by the order desires to question...

      2. Part II

        1. Interim Orders

          1. 11.Where it appears to a coast protection authority that by...

          2. 12.As soon as may be after the making of an...

          3. 13.Any person who objects to an interim order may serve...

          4. 14.Subject to the last foregoing paragraph an interim order shall...

          5. 15.The provisions of paragraph 10 of this Schedule, other than...

      3. Part III

        1. Application to Scotland

          1. 16.In the application of this Schedule to Scotland—

    3. THIRD SCHEDULE

    4. FOURTH SCHEDULE

      Waters excluded for purposes of definitions of “Sea” and “Seashore”

      1. 1.The River Tweed, above a line drawn from the north...

      2. 2.The River Aln, above the bridge carrying the road from...

      3. 3.The River Coquet, above a line drawn from the seaward...

      4. 4.The River Wansbeck, above the ferry between Cambois and North...

      5. 5.The River Blyth (Northumberland), above a line drawn from the...

      6. 6.The River Tyne, above a line drawn across the Narrows...

      7. 7.The River Wear, above a line drawn from the south-eastern...

      8. 8.The River Tees, above a line drawn from the seaward...

      9. 9.The River Esk (Yorkshire) above a line drawn from the...

      10. 10.The River Humber, above a line drawn from Hawkins Point...

      11. 11.The Wash, south-west of a line drawn through the point...

      12. 12.The River Yare above a line drawn between the seaward...

      13. 13.Oulton Broad and Lake Lothing, above a line drawn between...

      14. 14.The River Blyth (Suffolk), above the seaward end of the...

      15. 15.The River Alde, above Slaughden Ferry.

      16. 16.The River Deben, above a line drawn due east from...

      17. 17.The Rivers Orwell and Stour, above the ferry between Felixstowe...

      18. 17a.The Brightlingsea Creek, above a line drawn between St. Osyth...

      19. 18.The River Colne, above a line drawn between Viaduct Sluice,...

      20. 19.The River Blackwater, above Longitude 0° 55’ East.

      21. 20.The Rivers Crouch and Roach, above Longitude 0° 47’ East....

      22. 21.The River Thames, above a line drawn from the westernmost...

      23. 22.The River Medway, above a line drawn from the fixed...

      24. 23.The River Swale, above the Harty Ferry.

      25. 24.The River Stour (Kent), above the confluence of Stonar Cut...

      26. 25.The River Rother, above a line drawn from the seaward...

      27. 26.The River Cuckmere, above the point where it passes through...

      28. 27.The River Ouse (Sussex), above a line drawn from the...

      29. 28.The River Adur, above the Old Shoreham Bridge.

      30. 29.The River Arun, above a line drawn from the seaward...

      31. 30.Chichester Harbour, above the Chichester to Southampton railway line.

      32. 31.Langstone Harbour, above the Chichester to Southampton railway line.

      33. 32.Portsmouth Harbour, above the Chichester to Southampton railway line.

      34. 33.(a) the Rivers Test and Blackwater above the railway bridge...

      35. 34.The Beaulieu River, above Latitude 50° 47’ 30” North.

      36. 35.The Lymington River, above the road bridge between Lymington and...

      37. 36.The River Yar (Eastern), above the road bridge on the...

      38. 37.The River Medina, above the Medina Road Ferry in the...

      39. 38.The River Yar (Western), above the road bridge between Yarmouth...

      40. 39.The River Stour (Hampshire), above a line drawn due west...

      41. 40.The River Wey, above a line drawn from the seaward...

      42. 41.The River Brit, above a line drawn from the seaward...

      43. 42.The River Axe, above the Axmouth Bridge.

      44. 43.The River Sid, above the Alma Bridge.

      45. 44.The River Otter, above the road bridge south of “The...

      46. 45.The River Exe, above latitude 50° 39’ 50” North.

      47. 46.The River Teign, above the road bridge at the west...

      48. 47.The River Dart, above a line drawn from the Kingswear...

      49. 48.At Salcombe— (a) Batson Creek, above latitude 50° 14’ 23’’...

      50. 49.The River Avon (Devon), above the ferry nearest to the...

      51. 50.The River Erme, above the ford near Efford House.

      52. 51.The River Yealm, above the ferry at Warren Point.

      53. 52.Plymouth Sound. The Hamoaze, above the Cremyll Ferry. The Cattewater,...

      54. 53.The River Fowey, above the ferry between Fowey and Polruan....

      55. 54.The River Porthcuel, above a line drawn east from Polvarth...

      56. 55.The River Fal, above a line between Pill Point and...

      57. 56.Restronguet Creek, above the ferry near Restronguet Point.

      58. 57.The River Penryn, above the easternmost ferry between Falmouth and...

      59. 58.The River Helford, above the ferry at Helford.

      60. 59.The River Camel, above Longitude 4° 54’ West.

      61. 60.The River Torridge, above the ferry between Appledore and the...

      62. 61.The River Taw, above a line drawn due north from...

      63. 62.The River Parrett, above a line drawn due west from...

      64. 63.The River Brue, above Longitude 2° 59’ 45” West.

      65. 64.The River Yeo, above a line drawn from the south-eastern...

      66. 65.The River Avon (Bristol), above Latitude 51° 29’ 40” North....

      67. 66.The River Severn, above the railway bridge at Sharpness.

      68. 67.The River Wye, above a line drawn due west from...

      69. 68.The River Usk, above Latitude 51° 33’ 10” North.

      70. 69.The River Ebbw, above Latitude 51° 33’ 10” North.

      71. 70.The River Taff, above Clarence Bridge.

      72. 71.The River Ely, above the line of the subway at...

      73. 72.The River Avan, above a line drawn from the seaward...

      74. 73.The River Neath, above Latitude 51° 38’ North.

      75. 74.The River Tawe, above a line drawn from the seaward...

      76. 75.The River Loughor, above the railway bridge, north-west of Loughor...

      77. 76.The Gwendraeth Fawr, above the railway bridge between Burry Port...

      78. 77.The Gwendraeth Fach, above the railway bridge near Kidwelly Station....

      79. 78.The River Towy, above the ferry near Ferryside Station.

      80. 79.The River Taf, above the Ferry at Black Scar Point....

      81. 80.The Daucleddau, above Pembroke Ferry.

      82. 81.The River Gwaun, above the road bridge between Fishguard and...

      83. 82.The River Nevern, above the road bridge between Newport and...

      84. 83.The River Teifi, above the ferry north of St. Dogmellsabove...

      85. 84.The River Aeron, above the westernmost road bridge at Aberayron....

      86. 85.The River Dovey, above the railway bridge near Dovey Junction....

      87. 86.The River Dwyryd, above the railway bridge south-east of Penrhyndeudraeth...

      88. 87.The River Glaslyn, above the road bridge at Portmadoc.

      89. 88.The River Conway, above Talycafn Bridge.

      90. 89.The River Clwyd, above the Foryd Road Bridge, Rhyl.

      91. 90.The River Dee, above a line drawn through the points...

      92. 91.The River Mersey, above a line drawn from the south...

      93. 92.The Rivers Ribble and Douglas, above a line drawn due...

      94. 93.The River Wyre, above a line drawn from the Fleetwood...

      95. 94.The River Lune, above a line drawn due north from...

      96. 95.The River Kent, above the railway viaduct at Arnside.

      97. 96.The River Leven, above the railway viaduct between Cark and...

      98. 97.The River Duddon, above the railway viaduct between Foxfield Station...

      99. 98.The River Esk, South, (Cumberland), above the railway bridge north...

      100. 99.The River Mite, above the railway bridge north-west of Ravenglass...

      101. 100.The River Irt, above the railway bridge, south-east of Drigg...

      102. 101.The River Calder, above the railway bridge south-east of Sellafield...

      103. 102.The River Derwent, above a line drawn from the seaward...

      104. 103.The River Ellen, above a line drawn from the seaward...

      105. 104.The River Waver, above Latitude 54° 52’ North.

      106. 105.The River Wampool, above the ford at Anthorn.

      107. 106.The Rivers Eden and Esk, above Longitude 3° 5’ West....

      108. 107.The River Clyde, above a line drawn from the seaward...

      109. 108.The River Dee (Aberdeenshire), above a line joining the seaward...

      110. 109.The River Forth, above a line drawn between Hound Point...

      111. 110.The Water of Leith, above a line drawn from the...

      112. 111.The River Tay, above a line drawn from the northern...

      113. 112.The waters of any river flowing into the waters specified...

      114. 113.The Minister may by regulation vary the foregoing provisions of...

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