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Avon Weir Act 1992 (c. v)

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17Power to use bed and banks of watercourses

(1)Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Corporation may for the purposes of the works enter upon and use so much of the bed or banks of any watercourse as is within the limits of deviation and as may be required for those purposes, and it may also for the purposes of executing and placing temporary works and conveniences in connection with the works occupy and use temporarily so much of such bed and banks within the said limits as may be required for those purposes or any of them.

(2)The Corporation shall, not less than 14 days before entering upon and using the bed or banks of any watercourse, give notice of its intention to the port authority, the rivers authority and to the occupier of the land comprising such beds or banks, and shall pay compensation to all persons interested in that land for any damage sustained by them or liability to which they may become subject in respect of that land by reason of the exercise of the powers of this section; and any question as to the amount of the compensation to be so paid shall be determined by the tribunal.

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