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Highway Act 1835

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LXXXIXIn case of Appeal, Jury at Sessions, to determine whether new Highway is nearer, &c.

And be it further enacted, That in case of such Appeal the Justices at the said Quarter Sessions shall, for the Purpose of determining whether the proposed new Highway is nearer or more commodious to the Public, or whether the public Highway so intended to be stopped up, either entirely or subject as aforesaid, is unnecessary, or whether the said Party appealing would be injured or aggrieved, impannel a Jury of Twelve disinterested Men out of the Persons returned to serve as Jurymen at such Quarter Sessions ; and if, after hearing the Evidence produced before them, the said Jury shall return a Verdict that the proposed new Highway is nearer or more commodious to the Public, or that the public Highway so intended to be stopped up, either entirely or subject as aforesaid, is unnecessary, or that the Party appealing would not be injured or aggrieved, then the said Court of Quarter Sessions shall dismiss such Appeal, and make the Order herein mentioned for diverting and turning and stopping up such Highway either entirely or subject as aforesaid, or for diverting, turning, and stopping up of such old Highway, and purchasing the Ground and Soil for such new Highway, or for stopping up such unnecessary Highway either entirely or subject as aforesaid; but if the said Jury shall return a Verdict that the proposed new Highway is not nearer or not more commodious to the Public, or that the Highway so intended to be stopped up, either entirely or subject as aforesaid, is not unnecessary, or that the Party appealing would be injured or aggrieved, then the said Court of Quarter Sessions shall allow such Appeal, and shall not make such Order as aforesaid.

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