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The Nottingham Express Transit System Order 2009

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Power to construct and maintain works

5.  (1)  The promoter may construct and maintain the scheduled works.

(2) Subject to article 6 (power to deviate), the scheduled works may only be constructed in the lines or situations shown on the works and land plans and in accordance with the levels shown on the sections.

(3) Subject to paragraph (7), the promoter may carry out and maintain such of the following works as may be necessary or expedient for the purposes of, or for purposes ancillary to, the construction of the scheduled works, namely—

(a)stations, depots, platforms, junctions and stopping places;

(b)works required for, or in connection with, the control of any vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the authorised tramway;

(c)works required for the strengthening, improvement, maintenance or reconstruction of any street;

(d)works for the strengthening, alteration or demolition of any building;

(e)works to alter the position of any street furniture or apparatus, including mains, sewers, drains, pipes, cables and lights;

(f)works to alter the course of, or otherwise interfere with, watercourses;

(g)landscaping, ecological and other works to mitigate any adverse effects of the construction, maintenance or operation of the other authorised works; and

(h)facilities and works for the benefit or protection of land or premises affected by the other authorised works.

(4) Subject to paragraph (7), the promoter may carry out and maintain such other works (of whatever nature) as may be necessary or expedient for the purposes of, or for purposes ancillary to, the construction of the scheduled works.

(5) The promoter may remove any works constructed by it pursuant to this Order which have been constructed as temporary works or which it no longer requires.

(6) Where the promoter lays down conduits for the accommodation of cables or other apparatus for the purposes of or associated with the authorised works it may provide in, or in connection with, such conduits, accommodation for the apparatus of any other person, and manholes and other facilities for access to such accommodation, and may permit the use of such conduits and facilities on such terms and conditions as may be agreed between it and such other person.

(7) Paragraphs (3) and (4) shall only authorise the carrying out or maintenance of works—

(a)within the Order limits; or

(b)within the boundaries of any street along which the construction of a street tramway is shown on the works and land plans, or which has a junction with such a street.

(8) The powers of this article shall not be exercised within the boundaries of a street outside of the Order limits which has a junction with a street along which the construction of a street tramway is shown on the works and land plans without the consent of the street authority but such consent shall not be unreasonably withheld.

(9) Section 109 of the Water Resources Act 1991(1), section 23 of the Land Drainage Act 1991(2) and any byelaws made under those Acts shall not apply to anything done under or in pursuance of this Order.

(10) Section 6 of the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1963(3), section 7 of the Faculty Jurisdiction Measure 1964(4) and Part 3 of the Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991(5) shall not apply to anything done under or in pursuance of this Order in relation to Work No.16A and the land numbered 1169 on the works and land plans.

(11) The scheduled works may be constructed and maintained under the powers of this article regardless of anything contained in or done pursuant to section 53 of the Nottingham Inclosure Act or Part 1 of, or Schedule 2 to, the Commons Act 2006(6).

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