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Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845

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XXXSubject to the Provisions herein and in the Special Act contained, it shall be lawful for the Company, at any Time before the Expiration of the Period by the Special Act limited for the Completion of the Railway, to enter upon and use any existing private Road, being a Road gravelled or formed with Stones or other hard Materials, and not being an Avenue or a planted or ornamental Road, or an Approach to any Mansion House, within the prescribed Limits, if any, or, if no Limits be prescribed, not being more than Five hundred Yards distant from the Centre of the Railway as delineated on the Plans; but before the Company shall enter upon or use any such existing Road they shall give Three Weeks Notice of their Intention to the Owners and Occupiers of such Road, and of the Lands over which the same shall pass, and shall in such Notice state the Time during which, and the Purposes for which, they intend to occupy such Road, and shall pay to the Owners and Occupiers of such Road, and of the Lands through which the same shall pass, such Compensation for the Use and Occupation of such Road, either in a gross Sum of Money or by half-yearly Instalments, as shall be agreed upon between such Owners and Occupiers respectively and the Company, or in case they differ about the Compensation the same shall be settled by Two Justices, in the same Manner as any Compensation not exceeding Fifty Pounds is directed to be settled by the said Lands Clauses Consolidation Act.

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