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Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967

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21Schemes for establishment of pedestrian crossings on roads other than trunk roads

(1)A local authority may, after consultation with the chief officer of police and after giving public notice that they propose so to do, submit to the appropriate Minister a scheme containing proposals for the establishment on roads in their district (other than trunk roads) of crossings for foot passengers to be indicated in manner prescribed by regulations under section 23 of this Act.

(2)Where, under the enactments repealed by the Road Traffic Act 1960, a local authority have submitted a statement of reasons why they consider the establishment of crossings for foot passengers in their district to be unnecessary, the appropriate Minister, if it appears to him that crossings ought to be established in that district, and after giving to the local authority an opportunity of making representations, may require the local authority to submit to him such a scheme as aforesaid in relation to the district.

(3)A scheme submitted under this section shall specify either the position of the proposed crossings, or the lengths of road, or the areas, in which they are to be established, and the number proposed for any length of road or area, and the appropriate Minister may, if he thinks fit, approve the scheme with or without modification.

(4)A scheme under this section may be varied from time to time, or may be revoked, by a subsequent scheme submitted and approved as aforesaid, or by an order made by statutory instrument by the appropriate Minister after giving to the local authority by whom the scheme was submitted an opportunity of making representations.

(5)It shall be the duty of the authority by whom a scheme is submitted under this section to execute any works (including the placing, erection, maintenance, alteration and removal of marks and traffic signs) required in connection with the establishment of crossings in accordance with the provisions of the scheme for the time being in force, or with the indication thereof in accordance with regulations having effect under section 23 of this Act as respects the crossings, or required in consequence of a variation or revocation of the scheme, and if the authority make default in the execution of any such works, the appropriate Minister may execute them ; and the expense incurred by him in so doing shall be recoverable by him from the authority and, in England or Wales, shall be so recoverable summarily as a civil debt.

(6)In this section " local authority " means—

(a)as respects England and Wales other than Greater London, the council of a county, a borough or an urban district,

(b)as respects Scotland, the council of a county, or the town council of a burgh which is responsible for the maintenance and management of all or any of the highways in the burgh;

and references in this section to the district of a local authority shall be construed in relation to the council of a county in England or Wales as references to the rural districts comprised in the county, and in relation to the council of a county in Scotland as references to the county together with any burgh therein other than a burgh the council of which is responsible for the maintenance and management of all or any of the highways in the burgh.

(7)Notwithstanding subsection (6) above, a county council in Scotland may, after consultation with the town council of any small burgh within the meaning of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929 which is responsible for the maintenance and management of all or any of the highways in the burgh and is situated within the county, include in a scheme submitted under this section proposals for the establishment of crossings on classified roads in such a burgh, and such proposals shall not be included in any scheme submitted by the town council of the burgh.

In this subsection " classified road" means a road which for the time being is classified by the Secretary of State under section 28(2) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1966 as a principal road for the purposes of advances under section 8 of the Development and Road Improvement Funds Act 1909 or as a classified road for the purposes of, or for purposes which include the purposes of, this subsection.

(8)In the application of this section to Greater London " local authority " means—

(a)as respects a metropolitan road, the Greater London Council;

(b)as respects any other road in a London borough, the council of the borough;

(c)as respects any other road in the City of London, the Common Council;

but before the Greater London Council submit any scheme under this section with respect to a metropolitan road they shall consult with any other of the councils aforesaid within whose area that road is situated.

(9)This section, in its application to Greater London, shall have effect subject to such adaptations as may be specified in an order made by the Minister. Any order made for the purposes of this subsection may be varied by a subsequent order; and the power to make orders conferred by this subsection shall be exercisable by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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