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Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847

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Surveys and Plans

And with respect to Plans of the District within the Limits of the special Act, and of the Works to be executed under the Powers of this and the special Act, be it enacted as follows:

Commissioners to cause a Map of the District within the Limits of the special Act to be made, and to be open to Inspection.

XIIIThe Commissioners shall, as soon as conveniently may be after the passing of the special Act, procure or cause to be made a Survey and Map of the District within the Limits of the special Act on a Scale of not less than Sixty Inches to a Mile, and shall cause to be marked thereon the Course of all the existing Sewers and Drains belonging to them or under their Care or Management, and, as far as can be ascertained, the Lines of Pipes or Conduits for the Collection and Distribution of Water, the Course of the Pipes for the Distribution of Gas, and such other Works, with such other Particulars as may be necessary in order to show the under-ground Works within the said District, and shall cause the said Map to be from Time to Time corrected, and such Additions to be made thereto as may show the Sewers and Drains for the Time being belonging to the Commissioners, and such other Pipes and under-ground Works as aforesaid; and such Map and Plan, or a Copy thereof, with the. Date expressed thereon of the last Time when it was so corrected, shall be kept in the Office of the Commissioners, and shall be open at all seasonable Hours to the Inspection of the Owners or Occupiers of any Lands within such District.

Ordnance may furnish Commissioners with Maps, or cause Surveys to be made.

XIVThe principal Officers of Her Majesty's Ordnance may, if they think fit, on the Application of the Commissioners, and at their Expence, furnish for the Use of the said Commissioners One or more Copies of any Map of such District, or any Part thereof, which shall have been made under the Direction of the said Ordnance Officers, or may cause a Survey to be made of the said District on a Scale of not less than Sixty Inches to the Mile by surveying Officers appointed by them for such Remuneration as shall previously be agreed upon between the said principal Officers and the Commissioners.

Level Lines to be marked on Map, and Bench Marks to be made for denoting the same.

XVThe Commissioners shall cause to be marked on the Map so procured or caused to be made by them a Series of Marks and Figures at convenient Distances on the said Map, denoting the Height of the Ground at every such Mark above or below the Level of a particular Spot within the Limits of the special Act, which may be easily found and identified, the Position of which Spot shall be described on the Map, and shall also cause to be drawn, wherever practicable, Lines of equal Altitude at every Four Feet of Elevation, or at such other Intervals as may appear, upon due Inquiry, to be the best adapted for the Guidance of Works of Sewerage and Drainage, for the Collection and Distribution of Water, and for other Purposes within such District for which a Knowledge of the Levels of the District may be necessary, and shall also cause proper Bench Marks for denoting the Levels to be inscribed and marked at convenient Distances and Places, at the Corners of Streets, on Posts, Houses, or other prominent Objects within such District.

Commissioners may cause Maps to be engraved, &c., and pay Expences out of Rates.

XVIThe Commissioners may cause every such Plan to be copied, engraved, or printed and coloured in such Manner as appears to them most convenient, and may defray the Costs of any Surveys and Maps made under their Direction, and any Costs incurred by them in regard to any such Ordnance Map, out of the Rates authorized to be levied under this and the special Act.

Commissioners to cause Plans to be prepared of Alterations of new Works or Alterations of existing Works.

XVIIThe Commissioners shall cause their Surveyor to prepare Plans of any new Works, and Additions to or Alterations of existing Works, that may be required for the effectual Drainage of the Houses and Streets within such District, including Provision for properly trapped Drains or Channels for the Removal Of all waste Water and Refuse from the Houses and from the Surface of the Streets, and also to draw On such Plans the Lines that appear to him most advantageous for Main Sewers, arid the best Outfalls for clearing the whole District of Surface Moisture, and effecting the Drainage of the Subsoil, and to point out the most appropriate Means and Sites for the Collection and Sale of Filth and Refuse for agricultural or other Purposes, and also to set forth any other Matters which may assist the Commissioners in carrying into execution, in an economical and effective Manner the several Works required to be carried into execution under the Provisions of this and the special Act, or which appear to be necessary for the Health and Convenience of the Inhabitants of such District.

Before giving Notice of Construction of Works, Plans to be prepared and deposited in the Office of the Commissioners.

XVIIIBefore giving Notice of their Intention to construct any Work of which by this or the special Act they are required to give Notice, the Commissioners shall cause Plans of the intended Work to be made, under the Direction of their Surveyor, on a Scale not less for a horizontal Plan than One Inch to Eighty-eight Feet, and for a vertical Section not less than One Inch to Two Feet, and in the Case of a Sewer, showing the Depth of such Sewer below the Surface of the Ground; and such Plans shall be deposited in the Office of the Commissioners, or some other convenient Place appointed for that Purpose, and shall be open at all reasonable Hours for the Inspection of all Persons interested therein during the Time for which such Notice is required to be given.

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