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SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 6PROVISIONS RELATING TO STATUTORY UNDERTAKERS ETC.

Apparatus of statutory undertakers etc. on land acquired

1.  Sections 271 to 274 of the planning Act (power to extinguish rights of statutory undertakers etc. and power of statutory undertakers etc. to remove or re-site apparatus) applies in relation to any land acquired or appropriated by the Agency under this Order subject to the following provisions of this Schedule; and all such other provisions of that Act as apply for the purposes of those provisions (including sections 275 to 278, which contain provisions consequential on the extinguishment of any rights under sections 271 and 272, and sections 279(2) to (4), 280 and 282, which provide for the payment of compensation) have effect accordingly.

2.  In the provisions of the planning Act, as applied by paragraph 1, references to the appropriate Minister are references to the Secretary of State.

3.  Where any apparatus of public utility undertakers or of a public communications provider is removed in pursuance of a notice or order given or made under section 271, 272 or 273 of the planning Act, as applied by paragraph 1, any person who is the owner or occupier of premises to which a supply was given from that apparatus is entitled to recover from the Agency compensation in respect of expenditure reasonably incurred by that person, in consequence of the removal, for the purpose of effecting a connection between the premises and any other apparatus from which a supply is given.

4.  Paragraph 3 does not apply in the case of the removal of a public sewer but where such a sewer is removed in pursuance of such a notice or order as is mentioned in that paragraph, any person who is—

(a)the owner or occupier of premises the drains of which communicated with that sewer; or

(b)the owner of a private sewer which communicated with that sewer,

is be entitled to recover from the Agency compensation in respect of expenditure reasonably incurred by that person, in consequence of the removal, for the purpose of making the drain or sewer communicate with any other public sewer or with a private sewage disposal plant.

5.  The provisions of the planning Act mentioned in paragraph 1, as applied by that sub-paragraph, do not have effect in relation to apparatus as respects which Part 3 of the 1991 Act applies.

6.  In this Schedule—

“public communications provider” has the same meaning as in section 151(1) of the Communications Act 2003(1); and

“public utility undertakers” has the same meaning as in the Highways Act 1980(2).