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PART 1PRELIMINARY

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) (Greatmoor Railway Sidings Etc.) Order 2018 and comes into force on 28th June 2018.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this Order—

“the 1961 Act” means the Land Compensation Act 1961(1);

“the 1965 Act” means the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965(2);

“the 1980 Act” means the Highways Act 1980(3)

“the 1990 Act” means the Town and Country Planning Act 1990(4);

“the 1991 Act” means the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991(5);

“address” includes any number or address used for the purposes of electronic transmission;

“authorised works” means the scheduled works and any other works authorised by this Order;

“building” includes any structure or erection or any part of a building, structure or erection;

“the book of reference” means the book of reference certified by the Secretary of State as the book of reference for the purposes of this Order;

“bridleway” has the same meaning as in the 1980 Act;

“the deposited plans” means the plans entitled “Works and Land and Public Rights of Way Plan” certified by the Secretary of State as the deposited plans for the purposes of this Order;

“electronic transmission” means a communication transmitted—

(a)

by means of an electronic communications network; or

(b)

by other means but while in electronic form;

“footpath” has the same meaning as in the 1980 Act;

“highway” and “highway authority” have the same meaning as in the 1980 Act;

“the limits of deviation” means the limits of deviation for the scheduled works shown on the deposited plans;

“maintain” includes inspect, repair, adjust, alter, remove, reconstruct and replace, and “maintenance” is to be construed accordingly;

“the Nominated Undertaker” has the same meaning as in section 68(1) of the principal Act;

“owner”, in relation to land, has the same meaning as in section 7 (interpretation) of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981(6);

“Phase One purposes” has the same meaning as in section 67 of the principal Act;

“the principal Act” means the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Act 2017;

“the scheduled works” means the works specified in Schedule 1 (scheduled works) to this Order or any part of them;

“the sections” means the sections certified by the Secretary of State as the sections for the purposes of this Order;

“street” includes part of a street;

“street authority”, in relation to a street, has the same meaning as in Part 3 of the 1991 Act;

“the tribunal” means the Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal;

“watercourse” includes all rivers, streams, ditches, drains, canals, cuts, culverts, dykes, sluices, sewers and passages through which water flows except a public sewer or drain.

(2) References in this Order to rights over land include references to rights to do, or to place and maintain, anything in, on or under land or in the air-space above its surface.

(3) All distances, directions, lengths and points stated in the description of the scheduled works or in any description of powers or lands are approximate, and distances between points on a scheduled work are taken to be measured along the scheduled work.

PART 2WORKS PROVISIONS

Principal powers

Power to construct and maintain works

3.—(1) The Nominated Undertaker may construct and maintain the scheduled works.

(2) Subject to article 4 (power to deviate), the scheduled works may only be constructed in the lines or situations shown on the deposited plans and in accordance with the levels shown on the sections.

(3) Subject to paragraph (5), the Nominated Undertaker 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)works for the strengthening, alteration or demolition of any building or structure;

(b)works to alter, or alter the position of apparatus, including mains, sewers, drains and cables;

(c)works to erect and construct such offices and other buildings, yards, slab, cranes, grabs, weighbridges, plant and machinery, apparatus, and other works and conveniences;

(d)make, provide and maintain all such bridges, approaches, lifts, roadways, walkways, ramps, retaining structures, means of access, shafts and stages;

(e)railway lines, electrification and signalling works and telecommunications works;

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

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

(h)works for the benefit or protection of land or premises affected by the scheduled works.

(4) Subject to paragraph (5), the Nominated Undertaker may carry out 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, other than works that would interfere with a navigable watercourse.

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

(a)within the limits of deviation; or

(b)on land specified in columns (1) and (2) of Schedule 2 (acquisition of certain lands for ancillary works) for the purposes specified in column (3) of that Schedule in relation to that land.

Power to deviate

4.  In constructing or maintaining any of the scheduled works, the Nominated Undertaker may—

(a)deviate laterally from the lines or situations shown on the deposited plans to the extent of the limits of deviation for that work; and

(b)deviate vertically from the levels shown on the sections—

(i)to any extent not exceeding 3 metres upwards; or

(ii)to any extent downwards as may be found to be necessary or convenient.

Streets

Stopping up of streets and use of private roads for construction

5.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this article, the Nominated Undertaker may, in connection with the construction of the authorised works, stop up each of the streets specified in columns (1) and (2) of Parts 1 and 2 of Schedule 3 (streets to be stopped up) to the extent specified in column (3) of those parts of that Schedule.

(2) No street specified in columns (1) and (2) of Part 1 of Schedule 3 (being a street to be stopped up for which a substitute is to be provided) is to be wholly or partly stopped up under this article unless—

(a)the new street to be substituted for it, which is specified in column (4) of that Part of that Schedule, has been completed to the reasonable satisfaction of the street authority and is open for use; or

(b)a temporary alternative route for the passage of such traffic as could have used the street to be stopped up is first provided and afterwards maintained by the Nominated Undertaker, to the reasonable satisfaction of the street authority, between the commencement and termination points for the stopping up of the street until the completion and opening of the new street in accordance with sub-paragraph (a).

(3) No street specified in columns (1) and (2) of Part 2 of Schedule 3 (being a street to be stopped up for which no substitute is to be provided) is to be wholly or partly stopped up under this article unless the condition specified in paragraph (4) is satisfied in relation to all the land which abuts on either side of the street to be stopped up.

(4) The condition referred to in paragraph (3) is that—

(a)the Nominated Undertaker is in possession of the land; or

(b)there is no right of access to the land from the street concerned; or

(c)there is reasonably convenient access to the land otherwise than from the street concerned; or

(d)the owners and occupiers of the land have agreed to the stopping up.

(5) Where a street has been stopped up under this article—

(a)all rights of way over or along the street so stopped up are extinguished; and

(b)the Nominated Undertaker may appropriate and use for the purposes of its railway undertaking so much of the street so stopped up.

(6) The Nominated Undertaker may use any private road within the Order limits for the passage of persons or vehicles (with or without materials, plant and machinery) for the purposes of or in connection with the construction of the authorised works.

(7) Any person who suffers loss under this article by either the suspension or extinguishment of any private right of way or the exercise by the Nominated Undertaker of the powers conferred by paragraph (6), entitled to compensation to be determined, in case of dispute, under Part 1 of the 1961 Act.

Temporary stopping up and diversion of streets

6.—(1) The Nominated Undertaker, during and for the purposes of the construction of the authorised works, may temporarily stop up, alter or divert any street and may for any reasonable time—

(a)divert the traffic from the street; and

(b)subject to paragraph (2), prevent all persons from passing along the street.

(2) The Nominated Undertaker must provide reasonable access for pedestrians going to or from premises abutting a street affected by the exercise of the powers conferred by this article if there would otherwise be no such access.

(3) Without limitation on the scope of paragraph (1), the Nominated Undertaker may exercise the powers conferred by this article in relation to the streets specified in columns (1) and (2) of Schedule 4 (streets to be temporarily stopped up) to the extent specified in column (3) of that Schedule.

(4) The Nominated Undertaker must not exercise the powers conferred by this article—

(a)in relation to any street specified as mentioned in paragraph (3) without first consulting the street authority; and

(b)in relation to any other street without the consent of the street authority which may attach reasonable conditions to any consent, but such consent must not be unreasonably withheld.

(5) Any person who suffers loss by the suspension of any private right of way under this article is entitled to compensation to be determined, in case of dispute, under Part 1 of the 1961 Act.

PART 3ACQUISITION OF LAND

Powers of acquisition

Power to acquire land

7.—(1) The Secretary of State may acquire compulsorily—

(a)so much of the land shown on the deposited plans which is within the limits of deviation as land to be acquired compulsorily and described in the book of reference as may be required for the purposes of the authorised works; and

(b)so much of the land specified in columns (1) and (2) of Schedule 2 (acquisition of certain lands for ancillary works) (being land shown on the deposited plans and described in the book of reference) as may be required for the purposes specified in relation to that land in column (3) of that Schedule,

(c)and may use any land so acquired for those purposes or for any other purposes ancillary to Phase One purposes.

(2) No interest in Crown land may be acquired and no authorised works may be carried out on Crown land pursuant to this Order unless the appropriate Crown authority consents to the acquisition of that Crown land to enable the authorised works.

(3) This article is subject to article 10 (power to acquire new rights).

Application of Part 1 of the 1965 Act

8.—(1) Part 1 of the 1965 Act, in so far as not modified by or inconsistent with the provisions of this Order, applies to the acquisition of land under this Order—

(a)as it applies to a compulsory purchase to which the Acquisition of Land Act 1981(7) applies; and

(b)as if this Order were a compulsory purchase order under that Act.

(2) Part 1 of the 1965 Act, as applied by paragraph (1), has effect with the following modifications.

(3) Omit section 4 (which provides a time limit for compulsory purchase of land).

(4) In section 4A(1)(c)(8) (extension of time limit during challenge) for “section 23 of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (application to the High Court in respect of compulsory purchase order), the three year period mentioned in section 4”, substitute “section 22 (validity of orders under section 1 or 3) of the Transport and Works Act 1992, the five year period mentioned in article 15 (time limit for exercise of powers of acquisition) of the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) (Greatmoor Railway Sidings Etc.) Order 2018(9)”.

(5) In section 11(1B)(10) (power to enter on and take possession of land the subject of a notice to treat after giving the specified notice), in a case where the notice to treat relates only to the acquisition of an easement or other right over land, for “3 months” substitute “1 month”.

(6) In section 11A(11) (powers of entry: further notices of entry)—

(a)in subsection (1)(a), after “land” insert “under that provision”;

(b)in subsection (2), after “land” insert “under that provision”.

(7) In section 22(2) (expiry of time limit for exercise of compulsory purchase power not to affect acquisition of interests omitted from purchase), for “section 4 of this Act” substitute “article 15 (time limit for exercise of powers of acquisition) of the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) (Greatmoor Railway Sidings Etc.) Order 2018”.

Application of the Compulsory Purchase (Vesting Declarations) Act 1981

9.—(1) The Compulsory Purchase (Vesting Declarations) Act 1981(12) applies as if this Order were a compulsory purchase order.

(2) The Compulsory Purchase (Vesting Declarations) Act 1981, as applied by paragraph (1), has effect with the following modifications.

(3) In section 5 (earliest date for execution of declaration), in subsection (2), omit the words “: and this subsection” to the end.

(4) Omit section 5A(13) (time limit for general vesting declaration).

(5) In section 5B(14) (extension of time limit during challenge), for “section 23 of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (application to High Court in respect of compulsory purchase order), the three year period mentioned in section 5A” substitute “section 22 of the Transport and Works Act 1992 (validity of orders under section 1 or 3), the five year period mentioned in article 15 (time limit for exercise of powers of acquisition) of the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) (Greatmoor Railway Sidings Etc.) Order 2018”.

(6) In section 6(15) (notices after execution of declaration), in subsection (1)(b), for “section 15 of, or paragraph 6 of the Schedule 1 to, the Acquisition of Land Act 1981” substitute “section 14A of the Transport and Works Act 1992”.

(7) In section 7(16) (constructive notice to treat) in subsection (1)(a), omit “(as modified by section 4 of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981)”.

(8) References to the 1965 Act are to be construed as references to that Act as applied to the acquisition of land under article 7 (power to acquire land).

Power to acquire new rights

10.—(1) The Secretary of State may acquire compulsorily such easements or other rights over any land referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b) of article 7 (power to acquire land) as may be required for any purpose for which that land may be acquired under that provision, by creating them as well as by acquiring easements or other rights already in existence.

(2) The terms of an easement created under paragraph (1) may include terms imposing a restrictive covenant for the purpose of making the easement effective.

(3) In the case of the land specified in columns (1) and (2) of Schedule 5 (land in which only new rights may be acquired) the Secretary of State’s powers of compulsory acquisition are limited to the acquisition of such new rights as may be required for the purpose specified in relation to that land in column (3) of that Schedule.

(4) Subject to Schedule 2A (counter-notice requiring purchase of land) of the 1965 Act (as substituted by paragraph 5(8) of Schedule 6 (modification of compensation and compulsory purchase enactments for creation of new rights and imposition of restrictive covenants)) where the Secretary of State acquires a right over land under paragraph (1) or (2) the Secretary of State is not required to acquire a greater interest in that land.

(5) Schedule 6 has effect for the purpose of modifying the enactments relating to compensation and the provisions of the 1965 Act in their application in relation to the compulsory acquisition under this article of a right over land by the creation of a new right.

Compensation

Disregard of certain interests and improvements

11.—(1) In assessing the compensation payable to any person on the acquisition from that person of any land under this Order, the tribunal must not take into account—

(a)any interest in land; or

(b)any enhancement of the value of any interest in land by reason of any building erected, works executed or improvement or alteration made on relevant land,

if the tribunal is satisfied that the creation of the interest, the erection of the building, the execution of the works or the making of the improvement or alteration was not reasonably necessary and was undertaken with a view to obtaining compensation or increased compensation.

(2) In paragraph (1) “relevant land” means the land acquired from the person concerned or any other land with which that person is, or was at the time when the building was erected, the works executed or the improvement or alteration made, directly or indirectly concerned.

Set-off for enhancement in value of retained land

12.—(1) In assessing the compensation payable to any person in respect of the acquisition from that person under this Order of any land (including the subsoil) the tribunal must set off against the value of the land so acquired any increase in value of any contiguous or adjacent land belonging to that person in the same capacity which will accrue to him by reason of the construction of the authorised works.

(2) In assessing the compensation payable to any person in respect of the acquisition from that person of any new rights over land (including the subsoil) under article 10 (power to acquire new rights), the tribunal must set off against the value of the rights so acquired—

(a)any increase in the value of the land over which the new rights are required; and

(b)any increase in value of any contiguous or adjacent land belonging to that person in the same capacity,

which will accrue to that person by reason of the construction of the authorised works.

(3) The 1961 Act has effect, subject to paragraphs (1) and (2), as if this Order were a local enactment for the purposes of that Act.

Supplementary

Acquisition of part of certain properties

13.—(1) This article applies instead of section 8(1) (17) (other provisions as to divided land) of the 1965 Act (as applied by article 8 (application of Part 1 of the 1965 Act) in any case where—

(a)a notice to treat is served on a person (“the owner”) under the 1965 Act (as so applied) in respect of land forming part only of a house, building or manufactory or part only of land consisting of a house with a park or garden (“the land subject to the notice to treat”); and

(b)a copy of this article is served on the owner with the notice to treat.

(2) In such a case, the owner may, within the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which the notice was served, serve on the Secretary of State a counter-notice objecting to the sale of the land subject to the notice to treat which states that the owner is willing and able to sell the whole (“the land subject to the counter-notice”).

(3) If no such counter-notice is served within that period, the owner must sell the land subject to the notice to treat.

(4) If such a counter-notice is served within that period, the question whether the owner must sell only the land subject to the notice to treat is, unless the Secretary of State agrees to take the land subject to the counter-notice, to be referred to the tribunal.

(5) If on such a reference the tribunal determine that the land subject to the notice to treat can be taken—

(a)without material detriment to the remainder of the land subject to the counter-notice; or

(b)where the land subject to the notice to treat forms part of the land consisting of a house with a park or garden, without material detriment to the remainder of the land subject to the counter-notice and without seriously affecting the amenity and convenience of the house,

the owner must sell the land subject to the notice to treat.

(6) If on such a reference the tribunal determine that only part of the land subject to the notice to treat can be taken—

(a)without material detriment to the remainder of the land subject to the counter-notice; or

(b)where the land subject to the notice to treat forms part of land consisting of a house with a park or garden, without material detriment to the remainder of the land subject to the counter-notice and without seriously affecting the amenity and convenience of the house,

the notice to treat is deemed to be a notice to treat for that part.

(7) If on such a reference the tribunal determine that—

(a)the land subject to the notice to treat cannot be taken without material detriment to the remainder of the land subject to the counter-notice; but

(b)the material detriment is confined to a part of the land subject to the counter-notice,

the notice to treat is deemed to be a notice to treat for the land to which the material detriment is confined in addition to the land already subject to the notice, whether or not the additional land is land which the Secretary of State is authorised to acquire compulsorily under this Order.

(8) If the Secretary of State agrees to take the land subject to the counter-notice, or if the tribunal determine that—

(a)none of the land subject to the notice to treat can be taken without material detriment to the remainder of the land subject to the counter-notice or, as the case may be, without material detriment to the remainder of the land subject to the counter-notice and without seriously affecting the amenity and convenience of the house; and

(b)the material detriment is not confined to a part of the land subject to the counter-notice,

the notice to treat is deemed to be a notice to treat for the land subject to the counter-notice whether or not the whole of that land is land which the Secretary of State is authorised to acquire compulsorily under this Order.

(9) In any case where by virtue of a determination by the tribunal under this article a notice to treat is deemed to be a notice to treat for less land or more land than that specified in the notice, the Secretary of State may, within the period of 6 weeks beginning with the day on which the determination is made, withdraw the notice to treat; and if it does so must pay the owner compensation for any loss or expense occasioned to the owner by the giving and withdrawal of the notice, to be determined in case of dispute by the tribunal.

(10) Where the owner is required under this article to sell part only of a house, building or manufactory or part only of land consisting of a house with a park or garden, the Secretary of State must pay the owner compensation for any loss sustained by him due to the severance of that part in addition to the value of the interest acquired.

Extinction of private rights of way

14.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this article, all private rights of way over land subject to compulsory acquisition under this Order are extinguished—

(a)as from the date of acquisition of the land by the Secretary of State, whether compulsorily or by agreement; or

(b)on the date of entry on the land by the Secretary of State under section 11(1)(18) (powers of entry) of the 1965 Act,

whichever is the sooner.

(2) Subject to the provisions of this article, all private rights of way over land owned by the Secretary of State and required for the purposes of this Order are extinguished on the appropriation of the land for any of those purposes by the Secretary of State.

(3) Any person who suffers loss by the extinguishment of any private right of way under this article is entitled to compensation to be determined, in case of dispute, under Part 1 of the 1961 Act.

(4) Subject to section 13 of the principal Act, this article does not apply in relation to any right of way to which section 271 or 272(19) of the 1990 Act (extinguishment of rights of statutory undertakers etc.) applies.

(5) Paragraphs (1) to (3) have effect subject to—

(a)any notice given by the Secretary of State before—

(i)the completion of the acquisition of the land;

(ii)the Secretary of State’s appropriation of it; or

(iii)the Secretary of State’s entry on to it,

provides that any or all of those paragraphs do not apply in relation to any right of way specified in the notice; and

(b)any agreement made at any time between the Secretary of State and the person in or to whom the right of way in question is vested or belongs.

(6) If any agreement referred to in paragraph (6)(b)—

(a)is made with a person in or to whom the right of way is vested or belongs; and

(b)is expressed to have effect also for the benefit of those deriving title from or under that person,

it is effective in respect of the persons so deriving title, whether the title was derived before or after the making of the agreement.

Time limit for exercise of powers of acquisition

15.  After the end of the period of 5 years beginning with the day on which this Order comes into force—

(a)no notice to treat is to be served under Part 1 of the 1965 Act as applied to the acquisition of land by article 8 (application of Part 1 of the 1965 Act); and

(b)no declaration is to be executed under section 4 (execution of declaration) of the Compulsory Purchase (Vesting Declarations) Act 1981 as applied by article 9 (application of the Compulsory Purchase (Vesting Declarations) Act 1981)(20).

PART 4MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL

Planning permission

16.  Planning permission which is deemed by a direction under section 90(2A)(21) (development with government authorisation) of the 1990 Act to be granted in relation to authorised works is to be treated as specific planning permission for the purposes of section 264(3)(a) (cases in which land is to be treated as operational land of the purposes of that Act) of that Act.

Power to transfer undertaking

17.—(1) The Nominated Undertaker may, with the consent of the Secretary of State—

(a)transfer to another person (“the transferee”) its right to construct, maintain, use or operate the authorised works (or any part of them) and such related statutory rights as may be agreed between the Nominated Undertaker and the transferee; or

(b)grant to another person (“the lessee”) for a period agreed for a period agreed between the Nominated Undertaker and the lessee the right to construct, maintain, use or operate the authorised works (or any part of them) and such related statutory rights as may be agreed.

(2) Any agreement made under the powers conferred by paragraph (1) may contain such incidental, consequential or supplementary provisions, including provisions relating to the defraying of, or the making of contributions towards the costs of such construction, maintenance, use and operation by the Nominated Undertaker or by any other person.

(3) Where an agreement has been made by virtue of paragraph (1) references in this Order to the Nominated Undertaker include, where appropriate, references to the transferee or lessee.

(4) The exercise of the powers conferred by any enactment by any person in pursuance of any transfer or grant under paragraph (1) is subject to the same restrictions, liabilities and obligations as would apply under this Order if those powers were exercised by the Nominated Undertaker.

Application of landlord and tenant law

18.—(1) This article applies to—

(a)any agreement for leasing to any person the whole or any part of the authorised works or the right to operate those works; and

(b)any agreement entered into by the Nominated Undertaker with any person for the construction, maintenance, use or operation of the authorised works or any part of those works,

so far as any such agreement relates to the terms on which land which is the subject of a lease granted by or under this agreement to be provided for that person’s use.

(2) No enactment or rule of law regulating the rights or obligations of landlords and tenants prejudices the operation of any agreement to which this article applies.

(3) No such enactment or rule of law applies in relation to rights and obligations of the parties to any lease granted by or under any such agreement so as to—

(a)exclude or in any respect modify any of the rights and obligations of those parties under the terms of the lease, whether with respect to the termination of the tenancy or any matter;

(b)confer or impose on any such party any right or obligation arising out of or connected with anything done or omitted on or in relation to land which is the subject of the lease, in addition to any such right or obligation provided for by the terms of the lease; or

(c)restrict the enforcement (whether by action for damages or otherwise) by any party to the lease of the obligation of any party under the lease.

Application of the principal Act to authorised works

19.—(1) Schedule 7 (application of provisions of the principal Act) has effect.

(2) So far as consistent with the provisions of this Order and the 1992 Act(22) and so far as any person exercising the powers conferred by this Order is a nominated undertaker for the purposes of any provision of the principal Act, this Order and the principal Act are to be construed as one.

Modification of provisions in an agreement relating to the protection of Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

20.—(1) The Nominated Undertaker is bound by the obligations of the Secretary of State for Transport under the relevant agreement as if it had been a party to that agreement.

(2) The modifications specified in paragraph (3) have effect with respect to the relevant agreement.

(3) The modifications referred to in paragraph (2) are—

(a)references to “High Speed 2 Works” in the relevant agreement include the authorised works; and

(b)reference in clause 2 of the relevant agreement to the use of powers in the principal Act which would authorise those matters set out in paragraphs (a) to (f) of that clause include reference to the powers conferred by Part 3 of this Order which would authorise such matters.

(4) The Nominated Undertaker is the Alternative Nominated Undertaker for the purposes of clause 17.1 of the relevant agreement and will perform the obligations of the relevant agreement insofar as they relate to the authorised works.

(5) In this article “the relevant agreement” means the agreement dated 28th February 2014 between the Secretary of State for Transport and Network Rail Infrastructure Limited relating to protective provisions in respect of the High Speed 2 Project.

Obstruction of construction of authorised works

21.  Any person who, without reasonable excuse—

(a)obstructs any person acting under the authority of the Nominated Undertaker in setting out the lines of the scheduled works or in constructing any authorised work; or

(b)interferes with, moves or removes any apparatus belonging to any person acting under the authority of the Nominated Undertaker,

is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

Trespass

22.—(1) Any person who—

(a)trespasses on any part of the railway; or

(b)trespasses on any land occupied by the Nominated Undertaker in dangerous proximity to the railway or to any electrical or other apparatus used for or in connection with the operation of the railway,

is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(2) No person is to be convicted of an offence under this article unless it is shown that a notice warning the public not to trespass on the railway was clearly exhibited and maintained at the station on the railway nearest the place where the offence is alleged to have been committed.

(3) In this article “the railway” means the railway forming part of the authorised works.

Disclosure of confidential information

23.  A person who—

(a)enters a factory, workshop or workplace under the provisions of paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the principal Act as applied to this Order pursuant to article 19 (application of the principal Act to authorised works); and

(b)discloses to any person any information obtained as a result of that entry and relating to any manufacturing process or trade secret,

is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale unless the disclosure is made in the course of that person’s performance of a duty in connection with the purposes for which the person was authorised to enter the land.

Certification of plans etc.

24.  The Nominated Undertaker must, as soon as practicable after the making of this Order, submit copies of the book of reference, the deposited plans and the sections to the Secretary of State for certification that they are, respectively, true copies of the book of reference the deposited plans and the sections referred to in this Order; and a document so certified is admissible in any proceedings as evidence of the contents of the document of which it is a copy.

Service of notices

25.—(1) A notice or other document required or authorised to be served for the purposes of this Order may be served—

(a)by post; or

(b)with the consent of the recipient and subject to paragraphs (6) to (8) by electronic transmission.

(2) Where the person on whom a notice or other document to be served for the purposes of this Order is a body corporate, the notice or document is duly served if it is served on the secretary or clerk of that body.

(3) For the purposes of section 7 (references to service by post) of the Interpretation Act 1978(23) as it applies for the purposes of this article, the proper address of any person in relation to the service on that person of a notice or document under paragraph (1) is, if that person has given an address for service, that address, and otherwise—

(a)in the case of the secretary or clerk of a body corporate, the registered or principal office of that body; and

(b)in any other case, that person’s last known address at the time of service.

(4) Where for the purposes of this Order a notice or other document is required or authorised to be served on a person as having any interest in, or as the occupier of, land and the name or address of that person cannot be ascertained after reasonable enquiry, the notice may be served by—

(a)addressing it to that person by name or by the description of “owner”, or as the case may be “occupier”, of the land (describing it); and

(b)either leaving it in the hands of a person who is or appears to be resident or employed on the land or leaving it conspicuously affixed to some building or object on or near the land.

(5) Where a notice or other document required to be served or sent for the purposes of this Order is served or sent by electronic transmission the requirement is taken to be fulfilled where the recipient of the notice or other document to be transmitted has given consent to the use of electronic transmission either in writing or by electronic transmission.

(6) Where the recipient of a notice or other document served or sent by electronic transmission notifies the sender within 7 days of receipt that the recipient requires a paper copy of all or any part of that notice or other document the sender must provide such a copy as soon as reasonably practicable.

(7) Any consent to the use of electronic transmission given by a person may be revoked by that person in accordance with paragraph (8).

(8) Where a person is no longer willing to accept the use of electronic transmission for any of the purposes of this Order—

(a)that person must give notice in writing or by electronic transmission revoking any consent given by that person for that purpose; and

(b)such revocation is final and takes effect on a date specified by the person in the notice but that date must not be less than 7 days after the date on which the notice is given.

(9) This article does not exclude the employment of any method of service not expressly provided for by it.

Repeals of the principal Act

26.—(1) The following provisions of the principal Act are omitted—

(a)subsections (5) to (11) of section 22; and

(b)Works Nos. 2/76B, 2/76C (and the sub-heading above it) and 2/78 in Schedule 1.

(2) In Work No. 2/80, for “, 2/79 and 2/78” substitute “and 2/79”.

No double recovery

27.  Compensation is not payable in respect of the same matter both under this Order and under any other enactment, any contract or any rule of law.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Natasha Kopala

Head of the Transport and Works Act Unit

Department for Transport

7th June 2018

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