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10.—(1) A tidal work shall not be demolished, constructed, renewed, reconstructed or altered except in accordance with plans and sections approved by the Secretary of State and subject to any conditions and restrictions imposed by the Secretary of State before the work is begun.
(2) If a tidal work is demolished, constructed, renewed, reconstructed or altered in contravention of this article or of any condition or restriction imposed under this article—
(a)the Secretary of State may by notice in writing to the authorised officer require the tidal work or any part thereof to be removed and the site thereof to be restored to its former condition; and if on the expiration of 30 days from the date when the notice is served upon the authorised officer the requirements of the notice have not been complied with, the Secretary of State may execute the works specified in the notice; or
(b)if it appears to the Secretary of State urgently necessary to do so, he may himself remove the tidal work or part of it and restore the site to its former condition,
and any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State in so doing shall be paid to the Secretary of State by the authorised officer.
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