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The Midland Metro (Wolverhampton City Centre Extension) Order 2016

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1.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, sections 271 to 274(1) (power to extinguish rights of statutory undertakers etc. and power of statutory undertakers etc. to remove or re-site apparatus) of the 1990 Act apply in relation to any land which has been acquired under this Order, or which is held by the Authority and is appropriated or used (or about to be used) by it for the purposes of this Order or for purposes connected with those provisions; 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 section 271 and 272, and sections 279(2) to (4), 280 and 282(2) which provide for the payment of compensation) have effect accordingly.

(2) In the provisions of the 1990 Act, as applied by sub-paragraph (1)

(a)references to the appropriate Minister are references to the Secretary of State;

(b)references to the purpose of carrying out any development with a view to which land was acquired or appropriated are references to the purpose of carrying out the authorised works; and

(c)references to land acquired or appropriated as mentioned in section 271(1) of the 1990 Act are references to land acquired, appropriated or used as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1).

(3) Where any apparatus of public utility undertakers or of an operator of an electronic communications code network is removed in pursuance of a notice or order given or made under section 271, 272 or 273 of the 1990 Act, as applied by sub-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 Authority 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) Sub-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 entitled to recover from the Authority compensation in respect of expenditure reasonably incurred by that person, in consequence of the removal, for the purpose of making that person’s drain or sewer communicate with any other public sewer or with a private sewage disposal plant.

(5) The provisions of the 1990 Act mentioned in sub-paragraph (1), as applied by that sub-paragraph, do not have effect in relation to apparatus as respects which paragraph 2, or Part 3 of the 1991 Act applies (including that Part as applied by article 5 (application of the 1991 Act)).

(6) In this paragraph—

“electronic communications code” means the code set out in Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications Act 1984(3);

“electronic communications code network” means an electronic communications network within the meaning of the Communications Act 2003(4) to which the electronic communications code applies; and

“public utility undertakers” has the same meaning as the Highways Act 1980(5).

(1)

Section 272 to 274 were amended by paragraph 103(1) and (2) of Schedule 17 to the Communications Act 2003 (c. 21).

(2)

Section 279(3) was amended by paragraph 103(1) and (2), and section 280 was amended by paragraph 104, of Schedule 17 to the Communications Act 2003. Sections 280 and 282 were amended by S.I. 2009/1307.

(3)

1984 c. 12; Schedule 2 was amended by the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22), Schedule 8 paragraphs 113 and 115, and the Communications Act 2003, Schedule 3.

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