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2. (1) In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires—
“the 1961 Act” means the Land Compensation Act 1961(1);
“the 1965 Act” means the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965(2);
“the 1973 Act” means the Land Compensation Act 1973(3);
“the 2003 Act” means the Communications Act 2003(4);
“the Applications Rules” means the Transport and Works (Applications and Objections Procedure) Rules 1992(5) made under sections 6, 7 and 10 of the 1992 Act;
“authorised works” means the scheduled works and any other works authorised by this Order;
“Blackfriars bridge” means the railway bridge over the river Thames at Blackfriars in the City of London and London borough of Southwark;
“the Blackfriars works” means Works Nos. 3 and 4 and the station and other works authorised by article 7 (station works at Blackfriars);
“the book of reference” means the book of reference described in rule 7(5) of the Applications Rules certified by the Secretary of State as the book of reference for the purposes of this Order;
“bridleway”, “carriageway”, “footpath”, “footway”, “highway” and “highway authority” have the same meaning as in the Highways Act 1980(6);
“conduit system” has the same meaning as in the electronic communications code and references to providing a conduit system shall be construed in accordance with paragraph 1(3A) of that code;
“the deposited plans” means the plans prepared in pursuance of rule 7(1)(a) and (3) of the Applications Rules and certified by the Secretary of State as the deposited plans for the purposes of this Order and references to land shown on those plans are references to land so shown in pursuance of rule 7(3);
“the deposited sections” means the sections certified by the Secretary of State as the deposited sections for the purposes of this Order;
“electronic communications apparatus” has the same meaning as in the electronic communications code;
“the electronic communications code” has the same meaning as in Chapter 1 of Part 2 of the 2003 Act(7);
“electronic communications code network” means—
so much of an electronic communications network or conduit system provided by an electronic communications code operator as is not excluded from the application of the electronic communications code by a direction under section 106 of the 2003 Act; and
an electronic communications network which the Secretary of State or a Northern Ireland department is providing or proposing to provide;
“electronic communications code operator” means a person in whose case the electronic communications code is applied by a direction under section 106 of the 2003 Act;
“electronic communications network” and “electronic communications service” each has the same meaning as in the 2003 Act(8);
“enactment” includes any order, byelaw, rule, regulation, scheme or other instrument having effect by virtue of an enactment;
“the Farringdon works” means Work No. 2 and the other works at Farringdon station comprising extensions of the Thameslink Railway platforms, extension of the station footbridge with access to Turnmill Street and works for the pedestrianisation of part of Cowcross Street, a new station booking hall and concourse and electricity substation;
“former PTO” means a person—
who is a provider of a public electronic communications network or a public electronic communications service which, immediately before the date on which the repeal by the 2003 Act of section 7 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 comes into force, was designated as a public telecommunication system under section 9 of that Act; and
who, immediately before that date, was authorised to provide that network or service by a licence to which section 8 of that Act applied;
“the limits of deviation”, in relation to a work, means the limits of deviation related to that work which are shown on the deposited plans;
“the London Bridge works” means Works Nos. 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 and 14 and the station and other works authorised by article 9 (further works at London Bridge) or any of those works;
“LUL” means London Underground Limited;
“maintain” includes inspect, repair, adjust, alter, remove, reconstruct and replace and “maintenance” shall be construed accordingly;
“Network Rail” means Network Rail Infrastructure Limited;
“operator”, in relation to an electronic communications code network, means—
the electronic communications code operator providing that network; or
the Secretary of State or a Northern Ireland department, to the extent that they are providing or proposing to provide that network;
“the Order limits” means any of the limits of deviation or the limits of land to be acquired or used, or, in relation to Work No. 12, the line marked “Extent of bridge and viaduct widening”, shown on the deposited plans;
“owner”, in relation to land, means a person, other than a mortgagee not in possession, who is for the time being entitled to dispose of the fee simple of land (whether in possession or reversion) and includes a person holding, or entitled to the rents and profits of, the land under a lease or tenancy having an unexpired term exceeding 3 years;
“provide” and cognate expressions, in relation to an electronic communications network, an electronic communications service or associated facilities, are to be construed in accordance with section 32(4) of the 2003 Act;
“public electronic communications network” and “public electronic communications service” each has the same meaning as in Chapter 1 of Part 2 of the 2003 Act;
“the scheduled works” means the works specified in Schedule 1 to this Order;
“street” includes part of a street;
“street authority”, in relation to a street, has the same meaning as in Part 3 of the Street Works Act;
“the Street Works Act” means the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991(9);
“tidal work” means so much of any work authorised by this Order as is in, on, under or over tidal waters or tidal lands below the level of mean high water springs;
“the tribunal” means the Lands Tribunal; and
“Trinity House” means the Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond.
(2) References in this Order to rights over land include references to rights to do, or to place and maintain, anything in or on land or in the air-space over its surface.
(3) All directions, distances and lengths stated in any description of works, powers or lands shall be construed as if the words “or thereabouts” were inserted after each such direction, distance and length and distances between points on a railway shall be taken to be measured along the railway.
(4) Any reference in this Order to a work identified by the number of the work shall be construed as a reference to the work of that number authorised by this Order.
(5) References in this Order to points identified by letters, with or without numbers, shall be construed as references to the points so lettered on the deposited plans.
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