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The Highways (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007

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7.—(1) These Regulations do not apply to a project in relation to which—

(a)the Secretary of State or the National Assembly for Wales has before the commencement date given public notice of an environmental statement prepared under section 105A of the 1980 Act; or

(b)a draft order or scheme has been published before the commencement date; or

(c)the works contract has been let before the commencement date.

(2) In this regulation—

“commencement date” means the day on which these Regulations come into force;

“draft order or scheme” means any draft order or scheme to which Schedule 1 of the 1980 Act applies or any draft compulsory purchase order prepared in the exercise of any land acquisition powers of the Secretary of State or of the National Assembly for Wales, as the case may be, under sections 239, 240, 242 to 246(1) and 250(2) of the 1980 Act; and

“works contract” means a contract for the construction of a new highway or the improvement of an existing highway.

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Section 245A was inserted by the Traffic Management Act 2004 (c.18), section 13 and has been brought into force in relation to England, but not in relation to Wales.

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