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(1)Where a coast protection authority propose that coast protection work (not being work of maintenance or repair) should be carried out on any land, and it appears to the authority—
(a)that the work cannot be carried out except in the exercise of compulsory powers, or
(b)that persons interested in land benefited by the carrying out of the work ought to pay to the authority charges (hereinafter referred to as “coast protection charges”) in accordance with the following provisions of this Act in that behalf,
the authority may prepare a scheme (hereinafter referred to as a “works scheme”) for the carrying out of the work.
(2)A works scheme shall—
(a)indicate the nature of any work to be carried out by the authority on land vested in them or proposed to be acquired by them for the purposes of the scheme;
(b)specify the work (if any) to be carried out on land not so vested or proposed to be acquired; and
(c)specify the estimated cost of all work comprised in the scheme.
(3)A works scheme shall not have effect unless confirmed by the Minister in accordance with the following provisions of this Act.
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