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New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

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85 Sharing of cost of necessary measures.E+W

(1)Where an undertaker’s apparatus in a street is affected by major highway works, major bridge works or major transport works, the allowable costs of the measures needing to be taken in relation to the apparatus in consequence of the works, or in order to facilitate their execution, shall be borne by the highway, bridge or transport authority concerned and the undertaker in such manner as may be prescribed.

(2)The regulations may make provision as to the costs allowable for this purpose.

Provision may, in particular, be made for disallowing costs of the undertaker—

(a)where the apparatus in question was placed in the street after the authority had given the undertaker the prescribed notice of their intention to execute the works, or

(b)in respect of measures taken to remedy matters for which the authority were not to blame,

and for allowing only such costs of either party as are not recoverable from a third party.

(3)Where the authority have a right to recover from a third party their costs in taking measures in relation to undertaker’s apparatus but in accordance with section 84 it is determined that the measures should be taken by the undertaker, the right of the authority includes a right to recover the undertaker’s costs in taking those measures and they shall account to the undertaker for any sum received.

(4)The regulations shall provide for the allowable costs to be borne by the authority and the undertaker in such proportions as may be prescribed.

Different proportions may be prescribed for different cases or classes of case.

(5)The regulations may require the undertaker to give credit for any financial benefit to him from the betterment or deferment of renewal of the apparatus resulting from the measures taken.

(6)The regulations may make provision as to the time and manner of making any payment required under this section.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 85 excluded (27.11.1992) by S.I. 1992/2984, art. 10

C2S. 85 applied (18.12.1996) by 1996 c. 61, s. 52, Sch. 15 Pt. IV para. 4(8)(a)

S. 85 applied (10.2.1997) by S.I. 1997/264 art. 28 Sch. 9 para. 2(7)(a)

S. 85 applied (9.11.2001) by S.I. 2001/3682, art. 33 Sch. 9 para. 2(7)(a)

S. 85 applied (9.11.2001) by S.I. 2001/3682, art. 34, Sch. 10 para. 9(5)(a) (with Sch. 10 para. 12)

C3S. 85(1)(3): functions of a local authority made exercisable by, or by employees of, such person as may be authorised in that behalf by the local highway authority whose function it is (23.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/2106, art. 2, Sch. 2 para.

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