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The Croxley Rail Link Order 2013

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Water abstraction

40.—(1) The restriction imposed by section 24(1) of the Water Resources Act 1991(1) (restriction on abstraction of water) does not apply in relation to the abstraction of water for the purposes of, or in connection with, the construction of the authorised works.

(2) Section 48A(1) of the Water Resources Act 1991 (duty not to cause loss or damage to another by the abstraction of water) does not apply in relation to the abstraction of water in connection with the exercise of the powers conferred by this Order.

(3) Where—

(a)the Council causes loss or damage to another person by the abstraction of water in connection with the exercise of the powers conferred by this Order; and

(b)the circumstances are such that causing the loss or damage would have constituted breach of the duty under section 48A(1) of the Water Resources Act 1991, but for paragraph (2),

it must compensate the other person for the loss or damage.

(4) Compensation under paragraph (3) is to be assessed on the same basis as damages for breach of the duty under section 48A(1) of the Water Resources Act 1991.

(5) Section 48A(5) of the Water Resources Act 1991 (prohibition of claims in respect of loss or damage caused by abstraction of water which are not claims under that section) has no application to claims under this article or under Part 6 of Schedule 9 (protection for the Environment Agency).

(6) In this article, “abstraction” has the same meaning as in the Water Resources Act 1991.

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