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Improvement of Land Act 1864

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. Metropolitan Board of Works, &c. protected.

45Where any of the intended Works to be done under or by virtue of this Act shall or may pass over, under, or by the Side of, or so as prejudicially to interfere with, any Sewer, Drain, Watercourse, Defence, or Work under the Jurisdiction or Control of the Metropolitan Board of Works, or of any Vestry or District Board constituted under the " Metropolis Local Management Act, 1855," or any Sewers or Works to be made or executed by any such Board or Vestry, or shall or may in any way prejudicially affect the Sewerage or Drainage of the Districts under the Control of any such Board or Vestry, the Person or Company executing such Works shall not commence the same until he or they shall have given to the said Metropolitan or District Board or Vestry, as the Case may be, Fourteen Days previous Notice in Writing of his or their Intention to commence them, by leaving such Notice at the principal Office of such Board or Vestry, as the Case may be, for the Time being, with a Plan and Section showing the Course and Inclination of the intended Works, and other necessary Particulars relating thereto, and until such Board or Vestry respectively shall have signified their Approval of the same, unless such Board or Vestry, as the Case may be, do not signify their Approval, Disapproval, or other Directions within Fourteen Days after Service of the said Plan, Sections, and Particulars as aforesaid ; and such Person or Company shall comply with and conform to all Directions and Regulations of the respective Board or Vestry in the Execution of the said Works, and shall provide any new, altered, or substituted Works in such Manner as such Board or Vestry may deem necessary for the proper Protection of the Sewers and Works herein-before referred to, and for preventing Injury or Impediment thereto by or by reason of the said intended Works or any Part thereof, and shall save harmless the said Metropolitan or District Board or Vestry respectively against all and every Expense to be occasioned thereby; and all such Works as may be so required shall be done by or under the Direction, Superintendence, and Control of the Engineer or other Officer or Officers of the said Metropolitan or District Board or Vestry, as the Case may be, at the Costs, Charges, and Expenses in all respects of the Landowner; and when any new, altered, or substituted Works as aforesaid, or any Works of Defence connected therewith, shall be completed under the Pro visions of this Act, the same shall thereafter be as fully and completely under the Direction, Jurisdiction, and Control of the said Boards and Vestry respectively as any Sewers or Works now are or hereafter may be; and nothing in this Act shall extend to prejudice, diminish, alter, or take away any of the Rights, Powers, or Authorities vested or to be vested in the said Boards and Vestries, or any of them, or their Successors,' but all such Rights, Powers, and Authorities shall be as valid and effectual as if this' Act had not been passed.

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