Public Utilities Street Works Act 1950 (repealed 1.1.1993)

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I The Street Works Code

    1. Preliminary

      1. 1. Purposes of the street works code, and works the execution of which is to be regulated thereby.

      2. 2. Parties to proceedings under the street works code.

    2. The street works code

      1. 3. Settlement of a plan and section to be a condition of execution of major works.

      2. 4. Procedure as to plans and sections, etc.: general provisions.

      3. 5. Procedure as to plans and sections, etc.: provisions as to works in controlled land.

      4. 6. Works not to be begun until after notice to authorities and managers concerned.

      5. 7. Requirements as to mode of executing major works, and as to reinstatement.

      6. 8. Requirements as to safety, obstruction, etc., to be observed in execution of works.

      7. 9. Protection for street managers of a street which is prospectively a maintainable highway.

      8. 10. Protection for transport authorities (right to execute works and to be paid cost thereof).

      9. 11. Protection for transport authorities (special precautions in execution of certain works).

      10. 12. Protection for sewer authorities.

      11. 13. Protection for managers of sewers, drains or tunnels not being public sewers.

      12. 14. Provision as to default in removing apparatus placed temporarily.

    3. Transition to the street works code and exclusion of other regulative provisions

      1. 15. Time for taking effect of the street works code, and exclusion of other statutory provisions.

      2. 16. Agreements inconsistent with the street works code to be invalid.

    4. Provisions relating to code-regulated works: consents, liability of undertakers for damage, etc., and minor amendments

      1. 17. Exclusion or restriction of requirements of consent as to certain code-regulated works.

      2. 18. Liabilities of undertakers to street and bridge authorities or managers.

      3. 19. Liabilities of undertakers to transport authorities.

      4. 20. Amendments consequential on enactment of the street works code.

  3. Part II Code to have effect where Apparatus is Affected by Road, Bridge or Transport Works

    1. Cases in which the code in this Part of this Act is to have effect

      1. 21. Cases in which the code in this Part is to have effect.

      2. 21. Cases in which the code in this Part is to have effect.

    2. The code in this Part of this Act

      1. 22. Undertakers’ right to payment for works made necessary by, and obligation to facilitate, road, etc. works.

      2. 23. Limitations on undertakers’ right to payment for works, and county contribution towards such a payment.

    3. Transition to the code in this Part of this Act and exclusion of other regulative provisions

      1. 24. Time for taking effect of the code in this Part, and exclusion of other statutory provisions.

      2. 25. Agreements inconsistent with the code in this Part to be invalid.

  4. Part III Miscellaneous

    1. Requirements as to undertakers’ works which are likely to affect other undertakers’ apparatus

      1. 26. Requirements as to undertakers’ works which are likely to affect other undertakers’ apparatus.

    2. Provisions relating to closing of roads for works

      1. 27. Power to prohibit or restrict traffic on ground of execution of works, and liability of undertakers for cost of use of alternative route.

      2. 28. Restriction on breaking up by undertakers of maintainable highways recently closed or re-surfaced.

    3. Storage of equipment at side of road

      1. 29. Storage of equipment at side of road.

  5. Part IV General

    1. Provisions as to enforcement, and other general provisions

      1. 30. Provisions as to enforcement.

      2. 31. Arbitration.

      3. 32. Provisions against duplication of compensation, etc.

      4. 33. Financial provisions.

      5. 34. Notices, etc., and reckoning of periods.

    2. Application to London and to Scotland

      1. 35. Application to London.

      2. 36. Application to Scotland.

    3. Interpretation

      1. 37. References to property held or used for transport undertakings, and to powers for railway or tramway purposes.

      2. 38. References to powers to execute works in streets, to bridges, and to service pipes and lines.

      3. 39. Definitions.

    4. Short title and extent

      1. 40. Short title and extent.

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

      Definition of “Controlled Land”, and provisions as to authorisation of works therein

      1. Definition of “Controlled Land”

        1. 1.(1) In this Act the expression “controlled land” means land...

      2. Provisions as to authorisation of execution of works in controlled land

        1. 2.The streetroads authority for any such streetroad as is mentioned...

        2. 3.An authorisation given under this Schedule shall be irrevocable, and,...

        3. 4.Before giving an authorisation under this Schedule the streetroads authority...

        4. 5.(1) Undertakers proposing to begin the execution of code-regulated works...

        5. 6.(1) In respect of— (a) any diminution of the value...

        6. 7.(1) Undertakers to whom an authorisation is given under this...

      3. Provision for case of controlled land ceasing to be such after authorisation of execution of works therein

        1. 8.(1) If at any time after an authorisation has been...

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      Declarations Designating Streets as Prospectively Maintainable highways

      1. 1.Where the local highway authority are satisfied as to any...

      2. 2.A declaration made under this Schedule shall be a local...

    3. Second Schedule

      Declarations Designating Roads as Prospective Public Roads

      1. 1.Subject to paragraph 2 below, where a local roads authority...

      2. 2.A declaration under paragraph 1 above shall not be made...

      3. 3.Each local roads authority shall keep a register in which...

    4. THIRD SCHEDULE

      Reinstatement and Making Good by Street Authority or Street Managers after Execution of Undertakers’ Works

      1. 1.(1) In any case in which undertakers are under obligation...

      2. 2.(1) In case of such an election as aforesaid, the...

      3. 3.The undertakers shall be under obligation (in accordance with the...

      4. 4.(1) The electing authority or managers shall be under obligation...

      5. 5.(1) The electing authority or managers shall begin their permanent...

      6. 6.(1) The duty to secure observance of the requirements of...

      7. 7.Nothing in this Schedule shall affect the provisions of section...

    5. FOURTH SCHEDULE

      Supplementary Provisions of the Code in Part II of this Act

      1. Part I Settlement of Specification of Works and Measures to be treated as rendered necessary under the Code in Part II

        1. 1.(1) The provisions of Part I of this Schedule shall...

        2. Settlement of specification at the instance of the undertakers

          1. 2.(1) Where the execution of any authority’s works is intended,...

          2. 3.If any undertakers entitled to notice from the authority under...

          3. 4.When any undertakers entitled as aforesaid have duly given a...

          4. 5.Except as regards emergency works, the authority’s works shall not...

          5. 6.If any authority’s works, other than emergency works, are begun...

        3. Settlement of specification at the instance of the promoting authority

          1. 7.(1) If a promoting authority desire to claim that any...

      2. Part II Modifications of the Code in Part II of this Act to Apply where two or more Operations being Authority’s Works are Executed on the Same Occasion

        1. 8.(1) Where two or more operations each being authority’s works...

        2. 9.(1) In relation to authority’s works constituted by such operations...

        3. 10.The authorities executing such operations as aforesaid may, notwithstanding anything...

        4. 11.Subsection (2) of section twenty-three of this Act (as to...

    6. FIFTH SCHEDULE

      Consequential Modifications of Public General Enactments

      1. The modifications specified in this Schedule have effect subject to...

    7. SIXTH SCHEDULE

      Powers for Consequential Modification of Special Enactments, and for Savings as to Certain Protections and Consent Requirements

      1. Part I Powers

        1. Power to provide for consequential modification of special enactments

          1. 1.(1) If it appears to the Minister that uncertainty or...

        2. Power for saving certain existing protections

          1. 2.(1) If it appears to the Minister that, by the...

        3. Powers for savings as to certain consent requirements

          1. 3.The Minister may, subject to the provisions of Part II...

          2. 4.The Minister may, subject to the provisions of Part II...

      2. Part II Procedure for making Orders under this Schedule

        1. 5.Where the Minister proposes to make an order under this...

        2. 6.Not later than the day on which the said notice...

        3. 7.If any objection to the proposed order is received by...

        4. 8.Subsections (2) to (5) of section 250 of the Local...

        5. 9.After considering any objections to the order which are not...

        6. 10.If any objection is duly made by any authority, body...

      3. Table Parties to be furnished with copies of drafts of orders under this Schedule

        1. (i).In the case of an order under paragraph 1 for...

        2. (ii).In the case of an order under paragraph 1 for...

        3. (iii).In the case of an order under paragraph 1 for...

        4. (iv).In the case of an order under paragraph 2 relating...

        5. (v).In the case of an order under paragraph 3 or...

    8. SEVENTH SCHEDULE

      Application to London

      1. 1.Section one of this Act shall not apply—

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      4. 6.For the purposes of the operation of the Third Schedule...

      5. 7.(1) . . . . . . . . ....

      6. 8.(1) Undertakers shall not, in the execution of any code-regulated...

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