Part IPreliminary


(1)In this Act, unless the subject or context otherwise requires—

(2)“The impounded river” means—

(a)that part of the river lying between the downstream limit of deviation for Work No. 1 and Hanham Mills;

(b)such widening or lateral extension of the part of the river referred to in paragraph (a) above, and such canals, cuts, inlets, pools, lakes or other watercourses, as may from time to time be created, formed or constructed along the banks thereof or as are connected therewith, whether immediately or otherwise;

(c)the waterways leading to and the waters within the limits of deviation for Works Nos. 2 and 3; and

(d)the banks of the part of the river and of the widenings, watercourses, waterways and other things referred to in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) above and a space of 4·57 metres in width on each bank above the line of high-water mark of ordinary spring tides as existing on 1st July 1972 being that width of the land adjoining those banks which is comprised in the port;

not being, in the case of the waterways and other things referred to in paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) above, any part of the Feeder Canal or the Floating Harbour.

(3)All directions, distances and reference points stated in any description of works, powers or lands shall be construed as if the words “or thereabouts” were inserted after such direction, distance and reference point.

(4)Unless the context otherwise requires, any reference to a work identified by a number of such work shall be construed as a reference to the work of that number authorised by this Act.