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Civil Defence Act 1939

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81Exemption of certain works from building byelaws, and c

(1)No requirements or restrictions imposed by or under any enactment, as to the erection, placing or making of buildings, erections or excavations or the reconstruction of or alterations to buildings or the construction, formation or laying out of means of access to or from any road, or as to the submission of plans and specifications, or the giving of notices, to a local authority shall apply in relation to any works executed—

(a)by a local authority under any of the powers conferred by this Act;

(b)by any person on advice given by the local authority in accordance with any provision of this Act specifically requiring such advice to be given;

(c)by any person on advice given specifically to him by a Government department, whether given before or after the passing of this Act, for the purpose of providing air-raid shelter or rendering any building less vulnerable to hostile attack; or

(d)by any person in pursuance of any notice under Part VI of this Act given to him by the Minister or the appropriate department.

(2)The Minister may make regulations exempting from any such requirements or restrictions as aforesaid such classes of works, executed for the purpose of providing air-raid shelter, as may be specified in the regulations, not being works to which subsection (1) of this section applies.

(3)For the purposes of any enactment regulating the erection of new buildings or the extension of buildings by reference to the position of other buildings, no account shall be taken of any building, erection or excavation exempted by or under this section from the operation of that enactment.

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