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Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847

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Improving Streets

And with respect to improving the Line of the Streets, and removing Obstructions, be it enacted as follows:

Houses may be set forward for improving Line of Street.

LXVIThe Commissioners may allow, upon such Terms as they think fit, any Building within the Limits of the special Act to be set forward, for improving the Line of the Street in which such Building, or any Building adjacent thereto, is situated.

Commissioners may purchase Houses or Ground for effecting additional Improvements.

LXVIIThe Commissioners may agree with the Owners of any Lands within the Limits of the special Act for the absolute Purchase thereof, for the Purpose of widening, enlarging, or otherwise improving any of the Streets, and they shall re-sell any Parts of the Land so purchased which shall not be wanted for the Enlargement of the Street.

Houses projecting beyond Line of Street, when taken down, to be set back.

LXVIIIWhen any House or Building, any Part of which projects beyond the regular Line of the Street, or beyond the Front of the House or Building on either Side thereof, has been taken down in order to be rebuilt or altered, the Commissioners may require the same to be set backwards to or toward the Line of the Street, or the Line of the adjoining Houses or Buildings, in such Manner as the Commissioners direct, for the Improvement of such Street: Provided always, that the Commissioners shall make full Compensation to the Owner of any such House or Building for any Damage he thereby sustains.

Future Projections of Houses, &c. to be removed, on Notice.

LXIXThe Commissioners may give Notice to the Occupier of any House or Building to remove or alter any Porch, Shed, projecting Window, Step, Cellar, Cellar Door or Window, Sign, Signpost, Sign-iron, Show board, Window Shutter, Wall, Gate, or Fence, or any other Obstruction or Projection erected or placed, after the passing of the special Act, against or in front of any House or Building within the Limits of the special Act, and which is an Obstruction to the safe and convenient Passage along any Street; and such Occupier shall, within Fourteen Days after the Service of such Notice upon him, remove such Obstruction, or alter the same in such Manner as shall have been directed by the Commissioners, and in default thereof shall be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Forty Shillings ; and the Commissioners in such Case may remove such Obstruction or Projection, and the Expence of such Removal shall be paid by the Occupier so making Default, and shall be recoverable as Damages : Provided always, that, except in the Case in which such Obstructions or Projections were made or put up by the Occupier, such Occupier shall be entitled to deduct the Expence of removing the same from the Rent payable by him to the Owner of the House or Building.

Commissioners may cause existing Projections to be removed, and Compensation to be made.

LXXIf any such Obstructions or Projections were erected or placed against or in front of any House or Building in any such Street before the passing of the special Act, the Commissioners may cause the same to be removed or altered as they think fit; provided that they give Notice of such intended Removal or Alteration to the Occupier of the House or Building against or in front of which such Obstruction or Projection shall be Thirty Days before such Alteration or Removal is begun, and, if such Obstructions or Projections shall have been lawfully made, they shall make reasonable Compensation to every Person who suffers Damage by such Removal or Alteration.

Doors in future to be made to open inwards.

LXXIAll Doors, Gates, and Bars put, up after the passing of the special Act within the Limits thereof, and which open upon any Street, shall be hung or placed so as not to open outwards, except when, in the Case of public Buildings, the Commissioners allow such Doors, Gates, or Bars to be otherwise hung or placed ; and if, except as aforesaid, any such Door, Gate, or Bar be hung or placed so as to open outwards on any Street, the Occupier of such House, Building, Yard, or Land shall, within Eight Days after Notice from the Commissioners to that Effect, cause the same to be altered so as not to open outwards ; and in case he neglect so to do, the Commissioners may make such Alteration, and the Expences of such Alteration shall be paid to the Commissioners by such Occupier, and shall be recoverable from him as Damages, and he shall, in addition, be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Forty Shillings.

Doors opening outwards may be altered.

LXXIIIf any such Door, Gate, or Bar was before the passing of the special Act hung so as to open outwards upon any Street, the Commissioners may alter the same, so that no Part thereof when open shall project over any public Way.

Coverings for Cellar Doors to be made by Occupier.

LXXIIIWhen any Opening is made in any Pavement or Foot-path within the Limits of the special Act, as an Entrance into any Vault Cellar, a Door or Covering shall be made by the Occupied of such Vault or cellar, of Iron or such other Materials, and in such a Manner as the Commissioners direct, and such Door or Covering shall from Time to Time be kept in good Repair by the Occupier of such Vault or Cellar; and if such Occupier do not within a reasonable Time make such Door or Covering, or if he make any such Door Of Covering contrary to the Directions of the Commissioners, or if he do not keep the same when properly made in good Repair, he shall for every such Offence be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Five Pounds.

Waterspouts to be affixed to Houses or Buildings.

LXXIVThe Occupier of every House or Building in, adjoining, or near to any Street shall, within Seven Days next after Service of an Order of the Commissioners for that Purpose, put up and keep hi good Condition a Shoot or- Trough of the whole Length- of such House or Building, and shall connect the same either with a similar Shoot on the adjoining House or with a Pipe or Trunk to be fixed to. the Front or Side of such Building from the Roof to the Ground, to carry the Water from the Roof thereof, in such Manner that the Water from such House, or any Portico or Projection therefrom, shall not fall upon the Persons passing along the Street, or flow Over the Footpath; and in default of Compliance with any such Order within the Period aforesaid such Occupier shall be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Forty Shillings; for every Day that he shall so make default.

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