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The Silvertown Tunnel Order 2018

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17.  In this Part of this Schedule—

“alternative apparatus” means appropriate alternative apparatus to enable National Grid to fulfil its statutory functions in a manner no less efficient than previously;

“apparatus” means—

(a)

electric lines or electrical plant as defined in the Electricity Act 1989(1), belonging to or maintained by National Grid; and

(b)

mains, pipes or other apparatus belonging to or maintained by National Grid for the purposes of gas supply,

together with any replacement apparatus and such other apparatus constructed pursuant to this Order that becomes operational apparatus of National Grid for the purposes of transmission, distribution or supply and includes any structure in which apparatus is or will be lodged or which gives or will give access to apparatus;

“authorised development” has the same meaning as in article 2 of this Order and (unless otherwise specified) for the purposes of this Part of this Schedule includes the use and maintenance of the authorised development;

“functions” includes powers and duties;

“ground mitigation scheme” means a scheme approved by National Grid (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) setting out the necessary measures (if any) for a ground subsidence event;

“ground monitoring scheme” means a scheme for monitoring ground subsidence which sets out the apparatus which is to be subject to such monitoring, the extent of land to be monitored, the manner in which ground levels are to be monitored, the timescales of any monitoring activities and the extent of ground subsidence event which, if exceeded, requires TfL to submit for National Grid’s approval a ground mitigation scheme;

“ground subsidence event” means any ground subsidence which National Grid and TfL agree is attributable to the authorised development (or in default of agreement is settled by arbitration in accordance with article 68 (arbitration) of the Order to be attributable to the authorised development) and is identified by the monitoring activities set out in the ground monitoring scheme that has exceeded the level described in the ground monitoring scheme as requiring a ground mitigation scheme;

“in”, in a context referring to apparatus or alternative apparatus in land, includes a reference to apparatus or alternative apparatus under, over, across, along or upon such land;

“maintain” and “maintenance” includes the ability and right to do any of the following in relation to any apparatus or alternative apparatus of National Grid including construct, use, repair, alter, inspect, renew or remove the apparatus;

“National Grid” means either—

(a)

National Grid Electricity Transmission PLC (Company No. 2366977) whose registered office is at 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5EH or any of its entities or successor entities; or

(b)

National Grid Gas PLC (Company No. 200600) whose registered office is at 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5EH or any of its entities or successor entities;

“plan” or “plans” include all designs, drawings, specifications, method statements, soil reports, programmes, calculations, risk assessments and other documents that are reasonably necessary properly and sufficiently to describe and assess the works to be executed; and

“specified work” means so much of any of the authorised development or activities authorised by this Order and undertaken in association with the authorised development—

(a)

that will or may be situated 15 metres (measured in any direction) within, or which may adversely affect, any apparatus the removal of which has not been required by TfL under paragraph 21(2) or otherwise; or

(b)

that includes any of the activities that are referred to in paragraph 8 of T/SP/SSW/22 (National Grid’s policies for safe working in proximity to gas apparatus “Specification for safe working in the vicinity of National Grid, High pressure Gas pipelines and associated installation requirements for third parties T/SP/SSW/22”).

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