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Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Act 2019

Section 17 – Access to the Pow

35.Section 17 gives the Commission a statutory right of access to the benefited land and affected land for any purpose connected with the Commission’s functions, rights and obligations. Affected land, as defined in section 27, is land within six metres of the top of a bank of any part of the Pow. Unless it is an emergency, the Commission is to give not less than seven days’ notice to the owner of the land over which access is required. The Commission can take access to a building only with the consent of the owner or occupier. The Commission must make good, or compensate for, any damage caused.

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