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The Scarweather Sands Offshore Wind Farm Order 2004

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Power to survey and investigate land

7.—(1) The undertaker may for the purposes of this Order —

(a)survey or investigate any land which is both within the limits of deviation and is shown on the land plans and described in the book of reference;

(b)without prejudice to the generality of sub-paragraph (a), make trial holes in such positions as the undertaker thinks fit on the land to investigate the nature of the surface layer and subsoil and remove soil samples;

(c)place on, leave on and remove from the land apparatus for use in connection with the survey and investigation of land and making of trial holes; and

(d)enter on the land for the purpose of exercising the powers conferred by sub-paragraphs (a) to (c).

(2) No land may be entered, or equipment placed or left on or removed from the land under paragraph (1), unless at least 7 days notice has been served on every owner and occupier of the land.

(3) Any person entering land under this article on behalf of the undertaker—

(a)must, if so required, before or after entering the land produce written evidence of that person’s authority to do so; and

(b)may use such vehicles and equipment as are necessary to carry out the survey or investigation or to make the trial holes.

(4) No trial holes are to be made under this article in a carriageway or footway without the consent of the street authority, but such consent must not be unreasonably withheld.

(5) The undertaker must pay compensation for any damage occasioned, by the exercise of the powers conferred by this article, to the owners and occupiers of the land; such compensation to be determined, in case of dispute, under Part I of the 1961 Act.

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