The Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) (Airport Extension) Order 1997

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Published: 1997-04-30

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 1266

TRANSPORT AND WORKS
TRANSPORT
The Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) (Airport Extension) Order 1997

Made
30th April 1997

Coming into force
21st May 1997

Whereas an application has been made to the Secretary of State for Transport (“the Secretary of State”), in accordance with the Transport and Works (Applications and Objections Procedure) Rules 1992(1) made under section 6 of the Transport and Works Act 1992(2) (“the Act”), for an Order under sections 1 and 5 of the Act;

And whereas the Secretary of State caused an inquiry to be held for the purposes of the application pursuant to section 11 of the Act;

And whereas the Secretary of State, having considered the report of the person who held the inquiry, has determined to make an Order giving effect to the proposals comprised in the application with modifications which in his opinion do not make any substantial change in the proposals;

And whereas the Secretary of State is satisfied that the provision of an alternative vehicular right of way for each of the streets mentioned in Part II of Schedule 5 to this Order is not required;

And whereas notice of the Secretary of State’s determination was published in the London Gazette on 27th February 1997;

Now, therefore, the Secretary of State in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 1 and 5 of, and paragraphs 1 to 4, 6 to 13 and 15 to 17 of Schedule 1 to the Act and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:—

PART IPRELIMINARY

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) (Airport Extension) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 21st May 1997.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires—

“the 1965 Act” means the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965(3);

“the 1984 Act” means the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(4);

“the 1991 Act” means the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991(5);

“authorised street tramway” means any street tramway authorised by this Order;

“authorised tramroad” means any tramroad authorised by this Order;

“authorised transit system” means the transit system (consisting of the authorised street tramways and the authorised tramroads) authorised by this Order;

“authorised works” means the scheduled works and any other works authorised by this Order;

“the book of reference” means the book of reference certified by the Secretary of State as the book of reference for the purposes of this Order;

“carriageway” has the same meaning as in the Highways Act 1980(6);

“electric line” has the meaning given by section 64(1) of the Electricity Act 1989(7);

“highway” and “highway authority” have the same meaning as in the Highways Act 1980;

“maintain” includes inspect, repair, adjust, alter, remove, reconstruct and replace and “maintenance” shall be construed accordingly;

“the Order plans” means the plans certified by the Secretary of State as the Order plans for the purposes of this Order;

“owner”, in relation to land, means a person, other than a mortgagee not in possession, who is for the time being entitled to dispose of the fee simple of land (whether in possession or reversion) and includes a person holding, or entitled to the rents and profits of, the land under a lease or tenancy having an unexpired term exceeding 3 years;

“the railways board” means the British Railways Board or, as the case may require, any person who pursuant to the Railways Act 1993(8) succeeds (whether before or after the making of this Order) to any functions of the British Railways Board, or any other person who derives title to any property from the British Railways Board or such successor and holds that property for railway purposes but for the purposes of article 37 does not include Railtrack;

“Railtrack” means Railtrack PLC and any associated company of Railtrack PLC which holds property for railway purposes, and for the purpose of this definition “associated company” means any company which is (within the meaning of section 736 of the Companies Act 1985(9)) the holding company of Railtrack PLC, a subsidiary of Railtrack PLC or another subsidiary of the holding company of Railtrack PLC;

“reserved track tramway” means any section of a street tramway laid along part of a street which vehicles other than tramcars are deterred or prevented from using;

“the scheduled works” means the works specified in Schedule 1 to this Order or any part of them;

“the sections” means the sections certified by the Secretary of State as the sections for the purposes of this Order;

“street” includes part of a street;

“street authority”, in relation to a street, has the same meaning as in Part III of the 1991 Act;

“street tramway” means any part of a transit system which is laid along a street—

(a)
whether or not the section of the street in which its rails are laid may be used by other traffic, or

(b)
whether the uppermost surface of the rails is level with, or raised above, the surrounding surfaces of the street;

“the telecommunications code” means Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications Act 1984(10);

“tramcar” means any vehicle (whether or not used for the carriage of passengers) carried on flanged wheels along the rails of a transit system;

“tramroad” means any part of a transit system which is not a street tramway;

“transit system” means a system of transport used wholly or mainly for the carriage of passengers and employing parallel rails which—

(a)
provide support and guidance for vehicles carried on flanged wheels, and

(b)
are laid in part along a street or in any other place to which the public has access (including a place to which the public has access only on making a payment);

“the tribunal” means the Lands Tribunal;

“the undertaker” means the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive;

“vehicle” includes mobile traction unit.

(2) References in this Order to rights over land include references to rights to do, or to place and maintain, anything in, on or under land or in the air-space over its surface.

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

(4) References in this Order to points identified by letters, with or without numbers, shall be construed as references to the points so marked on the relevant plan.

(5) All distances, directions and lengths stated in any description of works, powers or lands shall be construed as if the words “or thereabouts” were inserted after each such distance, direction and length, and distances between points on a street tramway or tramroad shall be taken to be measured along the street tramway or tramroad.

Application of enactments relating to railways

3.—(1) The following provisions of the Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845(11) shall be incorporated in this Order but shall apply only in relation to the authorised tramroads:—

section 46 (crossing of roads—level crossings);

section 58 (company to repair roads used by them), except for the words from “and if any question” to the end;

section 61 (company to make sufficient approaches and fences to highways crossing on the level);

section 68 (accommodation works by company);

section 71 (additional accommodation works by owners), except for the words “or directed by such justices to be made by the company” and “or, in case of difference, as shall be authorised by two justices”;

sections 72 and 73 (supplementary provisions relating to accommodation works);

section 75 (omission to fasten gates);

section 77 (presumption that minerals excepted from acquisition of land);

sections 78 to 85E and Schedules 1 to 3 (minerals under railways), as respectively substituted and inserted by section 15 of the Mines (Working Facilities and Support) Act 1923(12) and

section 145 (recovery of penalties).

(2) In those provisions, as incorporated in this Order—

“the company” means the undertaker;

“goods” includes anything conveyed on the authorised tramroads;

“lease” includes an agreement for a lease;

“prescribed”, in relation to any such provision, means prescribed by this Order for the purposes of that provision;

“the railway” means the authorised tramroads and, except where the context otherwise requires, any authorised works ancillary to the authorised tramroads;

“the special Act” means this Order and

“toll” includes any rate or charge or other payment payable under this Order or any other enactment for any passenger or goods conveyed on any authorised tramroad.

(3) In section 46 of the said Act of 1845, as incorporated in this Order, for the proviso there shall be substituted the words “Provided always, that, with the consent of the highway authority and subject to such conditions as the authority may reasonably impose, the railway may be carried across a highway on the level”.

(4) The application of section 68 of the said Act of 1845 shall not be taken to require any fencing at the junction of an authorised tramroad with an authorised street tramway.

(5) The provisions of the Regulation of Railways Acts 1840 to 1893 shall not apply in relation to the authorised transit system.

(6) The provisions of the Highway (Railway Crossings) Act 1839(13) shall not apply in relation to the authorised transit system.

(7) Nothing in this article shall be taken as affecting the application to the authorised tramroads of sections 32 to 34 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861(14).

Application of local railway enactments

4.—(1) Any enactment by which any railway or former railway of the railways board situated within the limits of deviation was authorised shall have effect subject to the provisions of this Order.

(2) Nothing in paragraph (1) above shall prejudice any express statutory provision for—

(a)the protection of the owner, lessee or occupier of any specifically designated property,

(b)the protection or benefit of any public trustees or commissioners, corporation or other person, specifically named in such provision, or

(c)the protection of apparatus of water or sewerage undertakers.

Application of 1991 Act

5.—(1) Section 56 (directions as to timing) and section 58 (restrictions following substantial road works) of the 1991 Act shall not apply in relation to any works executed under the power of this Order.

(2) The provisions of the 1991 Act mentioned in paragraph (3) below, which together with other provisions of that Act apply in relation to the execution of street works and any regulations made or code of practice issued or approved under those provisions, shall apply (with the necessary modifications) in relation to the stopping up, alteration or diversion of a street by the undertaker under the powers conferred by this Order whether or not the stopping up, alteration or diversion constitutes street works within the meaning of that Act.

(3) The provisions of the 1991 Act referred to in paragraph (2) above are—

section 54 (advance notice of certain works);

section 55 (notice of starting date of works);

section 57 (notice of emergency works);

section 59 (general duty of street authority to co-ordinate works);

section 60 (general duty of undertakers to co-operate);

section 68 (facilities to be afforded to street authority);

section 69 (works likely to affect other apparatus in the street);

section 75 (inspection fees);

section 76 (liability for cost of temporary traffic regulation);

section 77 (liability for cost of use of alternative route); and

all such other provisions as apply for the purposes of the provisions mentioned above.

(4) Nothing in article 14 of this Order shall—

(a)prejudice the operation of section 87 of the 1991 Act (prospectively maintainable highways); and the undertaker shall not by reason of any duty under that article to maintain a street be taken to be the street authority in relation to that street for the purposes of Part III of that Act,

(b)have effect in relation to street works as respects which the provisions of Part III of the 1991 Act apply.

PART IIWORKS PROVISIONS

Principal powers

Power to construct and maintain works

6.—(1) The undertaker may construct and maintain the scheduled works.

(2) Subject to article 7 below, the scheduled works may only be constructed in the lines or situations shown on the Order plans and in accordance with the levels shown on the sections.

(3) Subject to paragraph (5) below, the undertaker may carry out and maintain such of the following works as may be necessary or expedient for the purposes of, in connection with or in consequence of the construction of the scheduled works, namely—

(a)stations, platforms and stopping places,

(b)works required for, or in connection with, the control of any vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the authorised transit system,

(c)works for the strengthening, alteration or demolition of any building or structure,

(d)works to alter the position of any street furniture or apparatus, including mains, sewers, drains and cables,

(e)works to alter the course of, or otherwise interfere with, non-navigable rivers, streams or watercourses,

(f)landscaping and other works to mitigate any adverse effects of the construction, maintenance or operation of the other authorised works, and

(g)replacement facilities and works for the benefit or protection of premises affected by the other authorised works.

(4) Subject to paragraph (5) below, the undertaker may carry out such other works (of whatever nature) as may be necessary or expedient for the purposes of, in connection with, or in consequence of, the construction of the scheduled works.

(5) Paragraphs (3) and (4) above shall only authorise the carrying out or maintenance of works—

(a)within the limits of deviation for the scheduled works shown on the Order plans,

(b)within the boundaries of any street along which the construction of a street tramway is shown on the Order plans or which has a junction with such a street, and

(c)on land specified in columns (1) and (2) of Schedule 2 to this Order for the purpose specified in relation to that land in column (3) of that Schedule.

(6) For the purposes of section 37 of the Electricity Act 1989(15) (consent for overhead lines) in its application to the installation or keeping installed of any electric line above ground comprised in Work No. 7A, this Order shall take effect as if a consent had been granted under that section in such terms as to permit any such electric line to be installed by the owner of the electric line which it replaces and for it to be kept installed by him or any successor in title to the line subject to the conditions set out in Schedule 3 to this Order.

(7) Paragraph 23 of the telecommunications code shall apply for the purposes of any works authorised by this Order save in so far as such purposes are regulated by the 1991 Act or any regulations made under that Act.

Power to deviate

7.—(1) In constructing or maintaining any of the scheduled works, the undertaker may—

(a)deviate laterally from the lines or situations shown on the Order plans within the limits of deviation for that work shown on those plans, and

(b)deviate vertically from the levels shown on the sections—

(i)to any extent not exceeding 3 metres upwards, and

(ii)to any extent downwards.

(2) In constructing or maintaining any work or part of a work shown on the Order plans as being situated in a street and for which no limits of deviation are shown on that plan the undertaker may deviate laterally within the boundaries of that street.

(3) The undertaker may in constructing or maintaining any of the authorised tramroads or authorised street tramways lay down—

(a)double lines of rails in lieu of single lines,

(b)single lines of rails in lieu of double lines,

(c)interlacing lines of rails in lieu of double or single lines, or

(d)double or single lines of rails in lieu of interlacing lines.

(4) The power in paragraph (3) above shall not be exercised in the case of any authorised street tramway without the consent of the street authority, but such consent shall not be unreasonably withheld.

Streets

Power to alter layout of streets

8.—(1) The undertaker may alter the layout of any street specified in columns (1) and (2) of Schedule 4 to this Order in the manner specified in relation to that street in column (3) of that Schedule.

(2) Without prejudice to the specific powers conferred by paragraph (1) above but subject to paragraph (3) below, the undertaker may for the purpose of constructing, maintaining or using any authorised street tramway alter the layout of the street along which the street tramway is or is to be laid and the layout of any street having a junction with such a street and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the undertaker may—

(a)increase the width of the carriageway of the street by reducing the width of any kerb, footpath, footway, cycle track or verge within the street,

(b)alter the level or increase the width of any such kerb, footpath, footway, cycle track or verge,

(c)reduce the width of the carriageway of the street by forming a reserved area in the street as a stopping place for tramcars or by carrying out other works for that purpose,

(d)carry out works for the provision or alteration of parking places,

(e)carry out works to the carriageway of the street for the purpose of deterring or preventing vehicles other than tramcars from passing along the transit system, and

(f)make and maintain crossovers, sidings or passing places.

(3) The powers in paragraph (2) above shall not be exercised without the consent of the street authority, but such consent shall not be unreasonably withheld.

Power to keep apparatus in streets

9.—(1) The undertaker may, for the purposes of or in connection with the construction, maintenance and use of the authorised transit system, place and maintain in any street in which the transit system is or is to be laid and in any street having a junction with such a street any work, equipment or apparatus including, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, foundations, platforms, road islands, substations, electric lines and any electrical or other apparatus.

(2) In this article—

(a)“apparatus” has the same meaning as in Part III of the 1991 Act, and

(b)the reference to any work, equipment, apparatus or other thing in a street includes a reference to any work, equipment, apparatus or other thing under, over, along or upon the street.

Power to execute street works

10.—(1) The undertaker may, for the purpose of exercising the powers conferred by article 9 above and the other provisions of this Order, enter upon any street in which the authorised transit system is or is to be laid and any street having a junction with such a street and may execute any works required for or incidental to the exercise of those powers including, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, breaking up or opening the street, or any sewer, drain or tunnel under it, or tunnelling or boring under the street.

(2) This article is subject to paragraph 3 of Schedule 10 to this Order.

Permanent stoppping up of streets

11.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this article, the undertaker may, in connection with the construction of the authorised works, permanently stop up each of the streets specified in columns (1) and (2) of Part I of Schedule 5 to this Order and permanently stop up vehicular rights of access and egress in each of the streets mentioned in columns (1) and (2) of Part II of that Schedule to the extent specified, by reference to the letters and numbers shown on the Order plans, in column (3) of Parts I and II of that Schedule.

(2) No street specified in columns (1) and (2) of Part I of Schedule 5 (being a street to be stopped up for which a substitute is to be provided) shall be wholly or partly stopped up under this article until the new street to be substituted for it, and which is specified in relation to it either by reference to the letters and numbers shown on the Order plans or by reference to one of the scheduled works, in either case in column (4) of that Part of that Schedule, has been completed to the reasonable satisfaction of the street authority and is open for use.

(3) Except so far as may otherwise be agreed with the highway authority concerned, a new street (not being one of the scheduled works) shall be constructed in the lines or situations shown on the Order plans.

(4) Where a street has been the subject of a permanent stopping up under this article—

(a)all rights of way (or, in the case of a street specified in Part II of Schedule 5 to this Order, all vehicular rights of way) over or along the street so stopped up shall be extinguished, and

(b)the undertaker may, without making any payment but subject to the provisions of sections 77 to 85E of, and Schedules 1 to 3 to, the Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 (which, as incorporated by this Order, relate to minerals under the authorised tramroads), appropriate and use for the purposes of its transit system undertaking so much of the site of the street as is bounded on both sides by land owned by the undertaker.

(5) Any person who suffers loss by the extinguishment or suspension of any private right of way under this article shall be entitled to compensation to be determined, in case of dispute, under Part I of the Land Compensation Act 1961(16).

(6) This article is subject to paragraph 2 of Schedule 10 to this Order.

Temporary stopping up of streets

12.—(1) The undertaker may, during and for the purposes of the execution of the authorised works, temporarily stop up, alter or divert any street and may for any reasonable time—

(a)divert the traffic from the street, and

(b)subject to paragraph (2) below, prevent all persons from passing along the street.

(2) The undertaker shall provide at all times reasonable access for pedestrians going to or from premises abutting on a street affected by the exercise of the powers conferred by this article if there would otherwise be no such access.

(3) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1) above, the undertaker may exercise the powers of this article in relation to the streets specified in columns (1) and (2) of Schedule 5 and in columns (1) and (2) of Schedule 6 to this Order to the extent specified, by reference to the letters and numbers shown on the Order plans, in column (3) to those Schedules.

(4) The undertaker shall not exercise the powers of this article—

(a)in relation to any street specified as mentioned in paragraph (3) above without first consulting the street authority, and

(b)in relation to any other street without the consent of the street authority, but such consent shall not be unreasonably withheld.

(5) The temporary stopping up, alteration or diversion of any street authorised by this Order shall not affect any right of any telecommunications operator as provided for in accordance with paragraph 9 of the telecommunications code nor any right of a water or sewerage undertaker as provided for in accordance with sections 158 and 159 of the Water Industry Act 1991(17).

Access to works

13.  The undertaker may, for the purposes of the scheduled works, form and lay out means of access or improve existing means of access in such location or locations within the limits of deviation for the scheduled works shown on the Order plans or, where article 7(2) above applies, within the boundaries of the street in question as may be approved by the highway authority, but such approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.

Construction and maintenance of new or altered streets

14.—(1) Any street to be constructed under this Order shall be completed to the reasonable satisfaction of the highway authority and shall, unless otherwise agreed, be maintained by and at the expense of the undertaker for a period of 12 months from its completion and at the expiry of that period by and at the expense of the highway authority.

(2) Where a street is altered or diverted under this Order, the altered or diverted part of the street shall when completed to the reasonable satisfaction of the street authority, unless otherwise agreed, be maintained by and at the expense of the undertaker for a period of 12 months from its completion and at the expiry of that period by and at the expense of the street authority.

(3) Paragraphs (1) and (2) above do not apply in relation to the structure of any bridge or tunnel carrying a street over or under any tramroad of the undertaker.

Construction of bridges and tunnels

15.  Any bridge or tunnel to be constructed under this Order for carrying a highway over or under a tramroad shall be constructed in accordance with plans and specifications approved by the highway authority, but such approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.

Restoration of streets if street tramway discontinued

16.  If the undertaker permanently ceases to operate any of the authorised street tramways (“the discontinued tramway”), it shall as soon as reasonably practicable and unless otherwise agreed with the street authority—

(a)remove from any street in which the discontinued tramway is laid the rails and any other works, equipment and apparatus which have become redundant, and

(b)restore, to the reasonable satisfaction of the street authority, the portion of the street along which the discontinued tramway was laid regard being had to the condition of the street before the tramway was laid.

Agreements with street authorities

17.—(1) A street authority and the undertaker may enter into agreements with respect to—

(a)the construction of any new street (including any structure carrying the street over or under a tramroad) under the powers conferred by this Order,

(b)the maintenance of any street or of the structure of any bridge or tunnel carrying a street over or under a tramroad,

(c)any stopping up, alteration or diversion of a street under the powers conferred by this Order, or

(d)the execution in the street of any of the works referred to in article 10(1) above.

(2) Such an agreement may, without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1) above—

(a)provide for the street authority to carry out any function under this Order which relates to the street in question, and

(b)contain such terms as to payment and otherwise as the parties consider appropriate.

Level crossings

18.—(1) The undertaker may construct the authorised transit system so as to carry it on the level across the highways specified in Parts I and II of Schedule 7 to this Order.

(2) The undertaker may provide, maintain and operate at or near any new level crossing such barriers or other protective equipment as the Secretary of State may in writing approve.

(3) Any traffic sign placed pursuant to this article on or near a highway or other road to which the public has access shall be treated for the purposes of section 64(4) of the 1984 Act as having been placed as provided by that Act.

(4) Without prejudice to the generality of article 8 above, the undertaker may in the exercise of the powers of this article alter the level of any highway specified in Schedule 7 to this Order.

(5) The highway authority may enter into agreements with the undertaker with respect to the construction and maintenance of any new level crossing; and such an agreement may contain such terms as to payment or otherwise as the parties consider appropriate.

(6) In this article—

“barrier” includes gate,

“new level crossing” means the place at which an authorised tramroad crosses a highway on the level under the powers conferred by this article, and

“protective equipment” includes lights, traffic signs (within the meaning of section 64(1) of the 1984 Act), manual, mechanical, automatic, electrical or telephonic equipment or other devices.

Supplemental

Attachment of equipment to buildings for purposes of transit system

19.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this article, the undertaker may affix to any building:—

(a)any brackets, cables, wires, insulators and other apparatus required in connection with the authorised transit system, and

(b)any lamps, brackets, pipes, electric lines and other apparatus required for the provision of additional or substitute street lighting in consequence of the construction of the authorised transit system.

(2) The undertaker shall not under this article affix any apparatus to a building without the consent of the relevant owner of the building; and such consent may be given subject to reasonable conditions (including, where appropriate, the payment of rent) but shall not be unreasonably withheld.

(3) Where—

(a)the undertaker serves on the relevant owner of a building a notice requesting the owner’s consent to the affixing of specified apparatus to the building, and

(b)the relevant owner does not within the period of 56 days beginning with the date upon which the notice is served give his consent unconditionally or give it subject to conditions or refuse it,

the consent shall be deemed to have been withheld.

(4) Where, in the opinion of the undertaker, a consent required under this article for the affixing of specified apparatus is unreasonably withheld or given subject to unreasonable conditions, it may apply to the magistrates court who may either allow the apparatus to be affixed subject to such conditions, if any, as it thinks fit or it may disallow the application.

(5) Where apparatus is affixed to a building under this article—

(a)any owner for the time being of the building may serve on the undertaker not less than 28 days’ notice requiring the undertaker at its own expense temporarily to remove the apparatus during any reconstruction or repair of the building if such removal is reasonably necessary for that purpose, and

(b)the undertaker shall have the right as against any person having an interest in the building to maintain the apparatus.

(6) The undertaker shall pay compensation to the owners and occupiers of the building for any loss or damage sustained by them by reason of the exercise of the powers conferred by paragraphs (1) and (5)(b) above; and any dispute as to a person’s entitlement to compensation, or as to the amount of the compensation, shall be determined under Part I of the Land Compensation Act 1961(18).

(7) In this article—

“building” includes any structure and a bridge or aqueduct over the street; and

“relevant owner”—

(a)
in relation to a building occupied under a lease or tenancy having an unexpired term exceeding 5 years, means the occupier of the building, or

(b)
in relation to any other building, means the person for the time being receiving the rack rent of the building whether on his own account or as agent or trustee for any other person, or who would so receive it if the building were let at a rack rent.

Discharge of water

20.—(1) The undertaker may use any watercourse or any public sewer or drain for the drainage of water in connection with the construction or maintenance of the authorised works and for that purpose may lay down, take up and alter pipes and may, on any land shown on the Order plans or in any street along which any authorised street tramway is laid, make openings into, and connections with, the watercourse, sewer or drain.

(2) The undertaker shall not discharge any water into any watercourse, public sewer or drain except with the consent of the authority to which it belongs; and such consent may be given subject to such terms and conditions as the authority may reasonably impose but shall not be unreasonably withheld.

(3) The undertaker shall not make any opening into any public sewer or drain except in accordance with plans approved by, and under the superintendence (if provided) of, the authority to which the sewer or drain belongs, but such approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.

(4) The undertaker shall not, in the exercise of the powers conferred by this article, damage or interfere with the bed or banks of any watercourse forming part of a main river.

(5) The undertaker shall take such steps as are reasonably practicable to secure that any water discharged into a watercourse or public sewer or drain under the powers conferred by this article is as free as may be practicable from gravel, soil or other solid substance or oil or matter in suspension.

(6) This article does not authorise the entry into controlled waters of any matter whose entry or discharge into controlled waters is prohibited by section 85(1), (2) or (3) of the Water Resources Act 1991(19).

(7) In this article—

(a)“public sewer or drain” means a sewer or drain which belongs to a sewerage undertaker, the Environment Agency, an internal drainage board, a local authority, a joint planning board, the Commission for the New Towns, an urban development corporation or a harbour authority within the meaning of the Harbours Act 1964(20).

(b)“watercourse” includes all rivers, streams, ditches, drains, cuts, culverts, dykes, sluices, sewers and passages through which water flows except a public sewer or drain, and

(c)other expressions used both in this article and in the Water Resources Act 1991 have the same meaning as in that Act.

Power to survey and investigate land

21.—(1) The undertaker may for the purposes of this Order—

(a)survey or investigate any land within the limits of deviation shown on the Order plans or in any street along which any authorised street tramway is authorised to be laid,

(b)without prejudice to the generality of sub-paragraph (a) above, make trial holes in such positions as the undertaker thinks fit on the land to investigate the nature of the surface layer and subsoil and remove soil samples,

(c)place on, leave on and remove from the land apparatus for use in connection with the survey and investigation of land and making of trial holes, and

(d)enter on the land for the purpose of exercising the powers conferred by sub-paragraphs (a) to (c) above.

(2) No land may be entered, or equipment placed or left on or removed from the land under paragraph (1) above, unless at least 7 days’ notice has been served on every owner and occupier of the land.

(3) Any person entering land under this article on behalf of the undertaker—

(a)shall, if so required, before or after entering the land produce written evidence of his authority to do so, and

(b)may take with him such vehicles and equipment as are necessary to carry out the survey or investigation or to make the trial holes.

(4) No trial holes shall be made under this article in a carriageway or footway without the consent of the street authority, but such consent shall not be unreasonably withheld.

(5) The undertaker shall make compensation for any damage occasioned, by the exercise of the powers conferred by this article, to the owners and occupiers of the land, such compensation to be determined, in case of dispute, under Part I of the Land Compensation Act 1961.

Mode of construction and operation of transit system

22.—(1) The authorised transit system shall be operated by electricity or, in an emergency or for the purposes of maintenance, by diesel power or other means.

(2) The authorised transit system shall be constructed on a gauge of 1,435 millimetres.

(3) The authorised street tramway (other than any reserved track tramway) shall be so constructed and maintained as to ensure that the uppermost surface of the rails is level with the surrounding surfaces of the street in which it is laid.

(4) In constructing stations and stopping places for the purposes of the authorised transit system the undertaker shall make provision, in so far as it is in the circumstances both practicable and reasonable and without prejudice to any requirement having effect under or by virtue of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970(21), for the needs of members of the public using the authorised transit system whose mobility is impaired.

Obstruction of construction of transit system

23.  Any person who, without reasonable excuse, obstructs another person from constructing any of the authorised works under the powers conferred by this Order shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

PART IIIACQUISITION AND POSSESSION OF LAND

Powers of acquisition

Power to acquire land

24.—(1) The undertaker may acquire compulsorily—

(a)so much of the land shown on the Order plans within the limits of deviation for the scheduled works shown on those plans and described in the book of reference as may be required for the purposes of the authorised works, and

(b)so much of the land specified in columns (1) and (2) of Schedule 2 to this Order (being land shown on the Order plans and described in the book of reference) as may be required for the purpose specified in relation to that land in column (3) of that Schedule;

and may use any land so acquired for those purposes or for any other purposes connected with or ancillary to its transit system undertaking.

(2) This article is subject to articles 27(2), 30(8), 37(3) and 38(3) below.

(3) The undertaker shall not under the powers of this Order acquire compulsorily any interest in the land numbered 84, 97, 137, 139, 157, 158, 159, 365, 368, 371 and 373 in the book of reference.

Application of Part I of Compulsory Purchase Act 1965

25.—(1) Part I of the 1965 Act, insofar as not modified by or inconsistent with the provisions of this Order, shall apply to the acquisition of land under this Order—

(a)as it applies to a compulsory purchase to which the Acquisition of Land Act 1981(22) applies, and

(b)as if this Order were a compulsory purchase order under that Act.

(2) Part I of the 1965 Act, as so applied, shall have effect as if—

(a)section 4 (which provides a time limit for compulsory purchase of land) and paragraph 3(3) of Schedule 3 (which makes provision as to the giving of bonds) were omitted, and

(b)in section 11(1) (which confers power to enter on and to take possession of land subject to a notice to treat on giving not less than 14 days’ notice) for the reference to 14 days’ notice there were substituted—

(i)in a case where the notice to treat relates only to the acquisition of subsoil or the acquisition of an easement or other right over the land, a reference to notice of one month, or

(ii)in any other case, a reference to notice of 3 months.

Powers to acquire new rights

26.—(1) The undertaker may compulsorily acquire such easements or other rights over any land referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b) of article 24 above as may be required for any purpose for which that land may be acquired under that provision, by creating them as well as by acquiring easements or other rights already in existence.

(2) Subject to section 8 of the 1965 Act (as substituted by paragraph 5 of Schedule 8 to this Order), where the undertaker acquires a right over land under paragraph (1) above the undertaker shall not be required to acquire a greater interest in it.

(3) Schedule 8 to this Order shall have effect for the purpose of modifying the enactments relating to compensation and the provisions of the 1965 Act in their application in relation to the compulsory acquisition under this article of a right over land by the creation of a new right.

Rights for Work No. 7A

27.—(1) The undertaker may compulsorily acquire pursuant to article 26 above such easements or other rights as it may consider necessary (hereafter referred to as “the compulsory rights”) to construct and maintain Work No. 7A and to install and keep installed the electric line comprised in that work over the relevant lands and to have access to the relevant lands for the purpose of inspecting, maintaining, adjusting, repairing, altering, replacing or removing the electric line.

(2) The powers of compulsory acquisition of land conferred by this Order for the purposes of Work No. 7A shall be limited in relation to the relevant lands to the acquisition of the compulsory rights referred to in paragraph (1) above.

(3) In this article, “the relevant lands” means the whole or any part of the lands shown on the Order plans and described in the book of reference numbered 91 to 96, 98 to 122, 127 to 129, 150 to 155 and 597 inclusive.

Powers to acquire subsoil only

28.—(1) The undertaker may compulsorily acquire so much of the subsoil of the land referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b) of article 24 above as may be required for any purpose for which that land may be acquired under that provision instead of acquiring the whole of the land.

(2) Where the undertaker acquires any part of the subsoil of land under paragraph (1) above the undertaker shall not be required to acquire an interest in any other part of the land.

(3) Paragraph (2) above shall not prevent article 32 below from applying where the undertaker acquires a cellar, vault, arch or other construction forming part of a house, building or factory.

Rights under or over streets

29.—(1) The undertaker may enter upon and appropriate so much of the surface, subsoil of, or air-space over, any street shown on the Order plans as may be required for the purposes of the authorised works and may use the surface, subsoil and air-space for those purposes or any other purpose connected with or ancillary to its transit system undertaking.

(2) The power under paragraph (1) above may be exercised in relation to a street without the undertaker being required to acquire any part of the street or any easement or right in the street.

(3) The undertaker shall not be required to pay any compensation for the exercise of the powers conferred by paragraph (1) above where the street is a highway; but where the street is not a highway any person suffering loss by the exercise of that power shall be entitled to compensation to be determined, in case of dispute, under Part I of the Land Compensation Act 1961.

(4) Paragraphs (2) and (3) above shall not apply in relation to—

(a)any subway or underground building, or

(b)any cellar, vault, arch or other construction in or on a street which forms part of a building fronting on to the street.

Temporary possession of land

Temporary use of land for construction of works

30.—(1) The undertaker may, in connection with the carrying out of the authorised works—

(a)enter upon and take temporary possession of the land specified in columns (1) and (2) of Schedule 9 to this Order for the purpose specified in relation to that land in column (3) of that Schedule,

(b)remove any buildings and vegetation from that land, and

(c)construct temporary works (including the provision of means of access) and buildings on the land.

(2) Not less than 28 days before entering upon and taking temporary possession of land under this article the undertaker shall serve notice of the intended entry on the owners and occupiers of the land.

(3) The undertaker may not, without the agreement of the owners of the land, remain in possession of any land under this article after the end of the period of two years beginning with the date of completion of the work or works specified in relation to that land in column (4) of Schedule 9 to this Order.

(4) Before giving up possession of land of which temporary possession has been taken under this article, the undertaker shall remove all temporary works and restore the land to the reasonable satisfaction of the owners of the land; but the undertaker shall not be required to replace a building removed under this article.

(5) The undertaker shall pay compensation to the owners and occupiers of land of which temporary possession is taken under this article for any loss or damage arising from the exercise in relation to the land of the powers conferred by this article.

(6) Any dispute as to a person’s entitlement to compensation under paragraph (5) above, or as to the amount of the compensation, shall be determined under Part I of the Land Compensation Act 1961.

(7) Without prejudice to article 47 below, nothing in this article shall affect any liability to pay compensation under section 10(2) of the 1965 Act or under any other enactment in respect of loss or damage arising from the execution of any works, other than loss or damage for which compensation is payable under paragraph (5) above.

(8) The powers of compulsory acquisition of land conferred by this Order shall not apply in relation to the land referred to in paragraph (1) above except that the undertaker shall not be precluded from—

(a)acquiring new rights over any part of that land under article 26 above, or

(b)acquiring any part of the subsoil (or rights in the subsoil) of that land under article 28 above.

(9) Where the undertaker takes possession of land under this article, it shall not be required to acquire the land or any interest in it.

(10) In this article “building” includes structure or any other erection.

Compensation

Disregard of certain interests and improvements

31.—(1) In assessing the compensation (if any) payable to any person on the acquisition from him of any land under this Order, the tribunal shall not take into account—

(a)any interest in land, or

(b)any enhancement of the value of any interest in land by reason of any building erected, works executed or improvement or alteration made on relevant land,

if the tribunal is satisfied that the creation of the interest, the erection of the building, the execution of the works or the making of the improvement or alteration was not reasonably necessary and was undertaken with a view to obtaining compensation or increased compensation.

(2) In paragraph (1) above “relevant land” means the land acquired from the person concerned or any other land with which he is, or was at the time when the building was erected, the works executed or the improvement or alteration made, directly or indirectly concerned.

Supplementary

Acquisition of part of certain properties

32.—(1) This article shall apply instead of section 8(1) of the 1965 Act (as applied by article 25 above) in any case where—

(a)a notice to treat is served on a person (“the owner”) under the 1965 Act (as so applied) in respect of land forming only part of a house, building or factory or of land consisting of a house with a park or garden (“the land subject to the notice to treat”), and

(b)a copy of this article is served on the owner with the notice to treat.

(2) In such a case, the owner may, within the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which the notice was served, serve on the undertaker a counter-notice objecting to the sale of the land subject to the notice to treat and stating that he is willing and able to sell the whole (“the land subject to the counter-notice”).

(3) If no such counter-notice is served within that period, the owner shall be required to sell the land subject to the notice to treat.

(4) If such a counter-notice is served within that period, the question whether the owner shall be required to sell only the land subject to the notice to treat shall, unless the undertaker agrees to take the land subject to the counter-notice, be referred to the tribunal.

(5) If on such a reference the tribunal determine that the land subject to the notice to treat can be taken—

(a)without material detriment to the remainder of the land subject to the counter-notice, or

(b)in the case of part of land consisting of a house with a park or garden, without material detriment to the remainder of the land subject to the counter-notice and without seriously affecting the amenity and convenience of the house,

the owner shall be required to sell the land subject to the notice to treat.

(6) If on such a reference the tribunal determine that only part of the land subject to the notice to treat can be taken—

(a)without material detriment to the remainder of the land subject to the counter-notice, or

(b)in the case of part of land consisting of a house with a park or garden, without material detriment to the remainder of the land subject to the counter-notice and without seriously affecting the amenity and convenience of the house,

the notice to treat shall be deemed to be a notice to treat for that part.

(7) If on such a reference the tribunal determine that—

(a)the land subject to the notice to treat cannot be taken without material detriment to the remainder of the land subject to the counter-notice, but

(b)the material detriment is confined to a part of the land subject to the counter-notice,

the notice to treat shall be deemed to be a notice to treat for the land to which the material detriment is confined in addition to the land already subject to the notice, whether or not the additional land is land which the undertaker is authorised to acquire compulsorily under this Order.

(8) If the undertaker agrees to take the land subject to the counter-notice, or if the tribunal determine that—

(a)none of the land subject to the notice to treat can be taken without material detriment to the remainder of the land subject to the counter-notice or, as the case may be, without material detriment to the remainder of the land subject to the counter-notice and without seriously affecting the amenity and convenience of the house, and

(b)that the material detriment is not confined to a part of the land subject to the counter-notice,

the notice to treat shall be deemed to be a notice to treat for the land subject to the counter-notice whether or not the whole of that land is land which the undertaker is authorised to acquire compulsorily under this Order.

(9) In any case where by virtue of a determination by the tribunal under this article a notice to treat is deemed to be a notice to treat for less land or more land than that specified in the notice, the undertaker may, within the period of 6 weeks beginning with the day on which the determination is made, withdraw the notice to treat; and if it does so shall pay to the owner compensation for any loss or expense occasioned to him by the giving and withdrawal of the notice, to be determined in case of dispute by the tribunal.

(10) Where the owner is required under this article to sell only part of a house, building or factory or of land consisting of a house with a park or garden, the undertaker shall pay him compensation for any loss sustained by him due to the severance of that part in addition to the value of the interest acquired.

Extinction or suspension of private rights of way

33.—(1) All private rights of way over land subject to compulsory acquisition under this Order shall be extinguished—

(a)as from the acquisition of the land by the undertaker, whether compulsorily or by agreement, or

(b)on the entry on the land by the undertaker under section 11(1) of the 1965 Act,

whichever is sooner.

(2) All private rights of way over land owned by the undertaker which, being within the limits of land which may be acquired shown on the Order plans, is required for the purposes of this Order shall be extinguished on the appropriation of the land for any of those purposes by the undertaker.

(3) All private rights of way over land of which the undertaker takes temporary possession under this Order shall be suspended and unenforceable for as long as the undertaker remains in lawful possession of the land.

(4) Any person who suffers loss by the extinguishment or suspension of any private right of way under this article shall be entitled to compensation to be determined, in case of dispute, under Part I of the Land Compensation Act 1961.

(5) This article does not apply in relation to any right of way to which section 271 or 272 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990(23) (extinguishment of rights of statutory undertakers, etc.) or paragraph 2 of Schedule 10 to this Order applies.

Time limit for exercise of powers of acquisition

34.—(1) The powers conferred by this Order to acquire land or rights over land compulsorily, and the power conferred by article 30 above to enter upon and take temporary possession of land, shall cease at the end of the period of 5 years beginning on the day on which this Order comes into force.

(2) Paragraph (1) above shall not prevent the undertaker remaining in possession of land in accordance with article 30 above after the end of that period, if the land was entered and possession of it was taken before the end of that period.

PART IVOPERATION OF TRANSIT SYSTEM

Application of provisions of 1996 Order

35.—(1) The following provisions of the Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) (Eccles Extension) Order 1996(24) (“the 1996 Order”) shall apply to the authorised transit system as they apply to the transit system authorised by that Order—

Article 20 (Power to construct temporary transit systems)

Article 35 (Power to operate and use transit system)

Article 36 (Maintenance of approved works, etc.)

Article 37 (Removal of obstructions)

Article 38 (Traffic signs)

Article 40 (Power to lop trees overhanging transit system)

Article 41 (Trespass on tramroads)

Article 42 (Power to make byelaws)

Article 43 (Power to contract for police services)

Article 44 (Powers of disposal, agreements for operation, etc.)

Article 45 (Application of landlord and tenant law)

Article 46 (Jurisdiction of Rail Users’ Consultative Committee)

Article 47 (Tramcars deemed public service vehicles).

(2) Article 44 of the 1996 Order as applied by paragraph (1) above shall have effect as if, at the end of paragraph (1) of that article, there were inserted the words “and any rights referred to in article 27 (rights for Work No. 7A) of the Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) (Airport Extension) Order 1997”.

PART VPROTECTIVE PROVISIONS

Statutory undertakers, etc.

36.  The provisions of Schedule 10 to this Order shall have effect.

For protection of British Railways Board

37.—(1) For the protection of the railways board the following provisions shall, unless otherwise agreed in writing between the undertaker and the railways board, have effect.

(2) In this article—

“construction” includes execution, placing, alteration and reconstruction and “construct” and “constructed” have corresponding meanings;

“the architect” means an architect to be appointed by the railways board;

“plans” includes sections, designs, drawings, specifications, soil reports, calculations and descriptions (including descriptions of methods of construction) staging proposals and programmes;

“railway property” means any property, works or apparatus held or used by the railways board in connection with the operation of railway or station services;

“the railway station” means the railway station operated by the railways board at Manchester Airport; and

“specified works” means so much of the authorised works as may be situated upon, across, under or over or within 15 metres of, or may in any way affect, railway property within Manchester Airport (including any of the authorised works adjoining the railway station).

(3) The undertaker shall not under the powers of this Order acquire compulsorily any railway property but it may, with the consent of the railways board, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld but may be given subject to reasonable conditions, acquire such easements or other rights over any railway property referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b) of article 24 above as it may reasonably require for any purpose for which that railway property might have been acquired under that provision.

(4) The undertaker shall not exercise the powers of article 21 above or the powers of section 11(3) of the 1965 Act in respect of any railway property except with the consent of the railways board which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld but may be given subject to reasonable conditions.

(5) (a) Except with the consent of the railways board the undertaker shall not in the exercise of the powers of this Order prevent pedestrian or vehicular access to any operational station of the railways board or any other railway property.
(b)The consent of the railways board under this paragraph shall not be unreasonably withheld but may be given subject to reasonable conditions.

(6) (a) The undertaker shall before commencing the construction of the specified works supply to the railways board proper and sufficient plans (including particulars as to the timing of the works) for the reasonable approval of the architect and shall not commence the specified works until plans thereof have been approved in writing by the architect or settled by arbitration.
(b)The approval of the architect under this paragraph shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed and if within 56 days after such plans have been supplied to the railways board the architect has not intimated his disapproval thereof and the grounds of his disapproval he shall be deemed to have approved the same.

(7) (a) The railways board may require such modifications to be made in the said plans as may reasonably be required in the interests of the safe and efficient management and operation of the station (including requirements for passenger interchange with other modes of transport in the forecourt and requirements relating to access to, and servicing facilities for, the station) and of railway services.
(b)In the event that any modifications required by the railways board conflict with a requirement of Railtrack’s engineer under paragraph (8) of article 38 below, the requirement of Railtrack’s engineer shall prevail.

(8) The undertaker shall give to the railways board not less than 56 days’ notice in writing of its intention to commence the construction of any of the specified works.

(9) The specified works shall, when commenced, be constructed—

(a)with all reasonable dispatch in accordance with the plans approved or deemed to have been approved or settled as aforesaid,

(b)in such manner as to cause as little damage to railway property as may be, and

(c)so far as is reasonably practicable, so as not to interfere with or obstruct the free, uninterrupted and safe operation of the railway and station services of the railways board.

(10) The undertaker shall—

(a)at all times afford reasonable facilities to the architect for access to the specified works during their construction, and

(b)supply the architect with all such information as he may reasonably require with regard to the specified works or the method of construction thereof.

(11) (a) If any alterations or additions, either permanent or temporary, to railway property in which the railways board have an interest are reasonably necessary during the construction of the specified works or during a period of 12 months after the completion thereof in consequence of the construction of the specified works and the railways board gives to the undertaker reasonable notice of its intention specifying the alterations or additions to be effected, such alterations and additions may be effected by the railways board and the undertaker shall pay to the railways board the reasonable cost thereof including, in respect of permanent alterations and additions, a capitalised sum representing the increase in the costs which may be expected to be reasonably incurred by the railways board in maintaining, working and, when necessary, renewing any such alterations or additions.
(b)The architect shall, in respect of the capitalised sums referred to in this paragraph and paragraph (13)(a) below, provide such details of the formula by which those sums have been calculated as the undertaker may reasonably require.

(c)If the cost to the railways board of maintaining, working or renewing railway property is reduced in consequence of any such alterations or additions a capitalised sum representing such saving shall be set off against any sum payable by the undertaker to the railways board under this paragraph.

(12) If at any time after the completion of the specified works, not being works vested in the railways board, the railways board give notice to the undertaker informing it that the state of maintenance of the specified works appears to be such as adversely affects the operation of railway property in which the railways board have an interest, the undertaker shall, on receipt of such notice, take such steps as may be reasonably necessary to put the specified works in such state of maintenance as not adversely to affect such railway property.

(13) (a) The undertaker shall be responsible for and make good to the railways board all losses (including revenue losses), and reasonable costs, charges, damages and expenses not otherwise provided for in this article (and which would not otherwise be recoverable from a third party) which may be occasioned to or reasonably incurred by the railways board—
(i)by reason of the construction or maintenance of the specified works or the failure thereof, of

(ii)by reason of any act or omission of the undertaker or of any persons in their employ or of their contractors or others whilst engaged upon the specified works;

(including costs incurred in approving plans or in employing additional staff and additional costs incurred in maintaining or altering railway property) and the undertaker shall effectively indemnify and hold harmless the railways board from and against all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the specified works or any such failure, act or omission as aforesaid and the fact that any act or thing may have been done by the railways board on behalf of the undertaker or in accordance with plans approved by the architect or in accordance with any requirement of the architect or under his supervision shall not (if it was done without negligence on the part of the railways board or of any person in their employ or of their contractors or agents) excuse the undertaker from any liability under the provisions of this paragraph.
(b)The railways board shall give to the undertaker reasonable notice of any claim or demand as aforesaid and no settlement or compromise thereof shall be made without the prior consent of the undertaker.

(c)In this paragraph references to specified works include reference to specified works as defined in article 38 below.

(14) In the assessment of compensation payable under this article there shall not be taken into account any enhancement of that compensation attributable to any action taken by or any agreement entered into by the railways board if that action or agreement was not reasonably necessary and was taken or entered into with a view to obtaining compensation or increased compensation and for the avoidance of doubt any reference in this paragraph to compensation shall be deemed to relate to any payment due to the railways board under this article.

(15) Unless otherwise agreed in writing between the undertaker and the railways board all the rights and obligations of the railways board, whether statutory or otherwise, relating to any land of the railways board which is transferred to the undertaker under the powers or in consequence of this Order shall be transferred to the undertaker to the exclusion of the railways board on the date upon which the undertaker enters upon that land.

For protection of Railtrack

38.—(1) For the protection of Railtrack the following provisions shall, unless otherwise agreed in writing between the undertaker and Railtrack, have effect.

(2) In this article—

“construction” includes execution, placing, alteration and reconstruction and “construct” and “constructed” have corresponding meanings;

“the engineer” means an engineer to be appointed by Railtrack;

“plans” includes sections, designs, drawings, specifications, soil reports, calculations and descriptions (including descriptions of methods of construction) staging proposals and programmes;

“railway property” means any railway of Railtrack and any works, apparatus and equipment of Railtrack connected therewith and includes any land held or used by Railtrack for the purposes of such railway or works, apparatus or equipment; and

“specified works” means so much of the authorised works as may be situated upon, across, under or over or within 15 metres of, or may in any way affect, railway property.

(3) (a) The undertaker shall not under the powers of this Order acquire compulsorily any railway property but it may, with the consent of Railtrack, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld but may be given subject to reasonable conditions, acquire such easements or other rights (not being any easement or other right over any railway property forming part of any railway track or any land within 3 metres of the outer rail of such a track) over any railway property referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b) of article 24 above as it may reasonably require for any purpose for which that railway property might have been acquired under that provision.
(b)The undertaker shall fence off on a temporary and permanent basis the specified works from railway property to the reasonable satisfaction of the engineer where so required by him.

(4) The undertaker shall not exercise the powers of article 21 above or the powers of section 11(3) of the 1965 Act in respect of any railway property except with the consent of Railtrack which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld but may be given subject to reasonable conditions.

(5) (a) Except with the consent of Railtrack the undertaker shall not in the exercise of the powers of this Order prevent pedestrian or vehicular access to any station of Railtrack or any other railway property.
(b)The undertaker shall not exercise the powers of sections 271 or 272 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as applied by Schedule 10 to this Order, in relation to any right of access of Railtrack to railway property but such right of access may be diverted with the consent of Railtrack.

(c)The consent of Railtrack under this paragraph shall not be unreasonably withheld but may be given subject to reasonable conditions.

(6) (a) The undertaker shall before commencing construction of the specified works supply to Railtrack proper and sufficient plans for the reasonable approval of the engineer and shall not commence such construction of the specified works until plans thereof have been approved in writing by the engineer or settled by arbitration.
(b)The approval of the engineer under this paragraph shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed and if within 56 days after such plans have been supplied to Railtrack the engineer has not intimated his disapproval thereof and the grounds of his disapproval he shall be deemed to have approved the same.

(7) If within 56 days after such plans have been supplied to Railtrack, Railtrack gives notice to the undertaker that Railtrack desires itself to construct any part of the specified works which in the opinion of the engineer will or may affect the stability of railway property or the safe operation of traffic on the railways of Railtrack then, if the undertaker desires such part of the specified works to be constructed, Railtrack shall construct the same with all reasonable dispatch on behalf of and to the reasonable satisfaction of the undertaker in accordance with the plans approved or deemed to be approved or settled as aforesaid and under the supervision (where appropriate and if given) of the undertaker.

(8) Upon signifying his approval or disapproval of the plans the engineer may specify any protective works (whether temporary or permanent) which in his opinion should be carried out before the commencement of the specified works to ensure the safety or stability of railway property, the continuation of safe and efficient operation of the railways of Railtrack or the services of operators using the same (including any relocation of works, apparatus and equipment necessitated by the specified works) and such protective works as may be reasonably necessary for those purposes shall be constructed by Railtrack or by the undertaker, if Railtrack so desires, with all reasonable dispatch and the undertaker shall not commence the construction of the specified works until the engineer has notified the undertaker that the protective works have been completed to his reasonable satisfaction.

(9) The specified works shall, when commenced, be constructed—

(a)with all reasonable dispatch in accordance with the plans approved or deemed to have been approved or settled as aforesaid,

(b)under the supervision (where appropriate and if given) and to the reasonable satisfaction of the engineer,

(c)in such manner as to cause as little damage to railway property as may be, and

(d)so far as is reasonably practicable, so as not to interfere with or obstruct the free, uninterrupted and safe use of any railway of Railtrack or the traffic thereon and the use by passengers of railway property,

and, if any damage to railway property or any such interference or obstruction is caused or takes place in consequence of the construction of the specified works, the undertaker shall, notwithstanding any such approval as aforesaid, make good such damage and shall pay to Railtrack all reasonable expenses to which it may be put and compensation for any loss which it may sustain by reason of any such damage, interference or obstruction.

(10) The undertaker shall—

(a)at all times afford reasonable facilities to the engineer for access to the specified works during their construction, and

(b)supply the engineer with all such information as he may reasonably require with regard to the specified works or the method of construction thereof.

(11) Railtrack shall at all times afford reasonable facilities to the undertaker and its agents for access to any works carried out by Railtrack under this section during their construction and shall supply the undertaker with such information as it may reasonably require with regard to such works or the method of construction thereof.

(12) (a) If any alterations or additions, either permanent or temporary, to railway property are reasonably necessary during the construction of the specified works or during a period of 12 months after the completion thereof in consequence of the construction of the specified works, and Railtrack gives to the undertaker reasonable notice of its intention specifying the alterations or additions to be carried out, the undertaker shall pay to Railtrack the reasonable cost thereof including, in respect of permanent alterations and additions a capitalised sum representing the increase in the costs which may be expected to be reasonably incurred by Railtrack in maintaining, working and, when necessary, renewing any such alterations or additions.
(b)The engineer shall, in respect of the capitalised sums referred to in this paragraph and paragraph (13)(a) below, provide such details of the formula by which those sums have been calculated as the undertaker may reasonably require.

(c)If the cost of maintaining, working or renewing railway property is reduced in consequence of any such alterations or additions a capitalised sum representing such saving shall be set off against any sum payable by the undertaker to Railtrack under this paragraph.

(13) The undertaker shall repay to Railtrack all reasonable fees, costs, charges and expenses reasonably incurred by Railtrack—

(a)in constructing any part of the specified works on behalf of the undertaker as provided by paragraph (7) above or in constructing any protective works under the provisions of paragraph (8) above including, in respect of any permanent protective works, a capitalised sum representing the cost of maintaining and renewing those works,

(b)in respect of the employment of any inspectors, signalmen, watchmen and other persons whom it is reasonably necessary to appoint for inspecting, watching, lighting and signalling railway property and for preventing as far as may be all interference, obstruction, danger or accident arising from the construction, maintenance, or failure of the specified works,

(c)in respect of any special traffic working resulting from any speed restrictions which are necessary as a result of the construction, maintenance or failure of the specified works and which may in the opinion of the engineer be required to be imposed or from the substitution, suspension or diversion of services which may be necessary for the same reason,

(d)in respect of any additional temporary lighting of railway property in the vicinity of the specified works being lighting made reasonably necessary as a result of the specified works or the failure thereof, and

(e)in respect of the approval by the engineer of plans submitted by the undertaker and the supervision by him of the construction of the specified works.

(14) If at any time after the completion of the specified works, not being works vested in Railtrack, Railtrack gives notice to the undertaker informing it that the state of maintenance of the specified works appears to be such as adversely affects the operation of railway property, the undertaker shall, on receipt of such notice, take such steps as may be reasonably necessary to put the specified works in such state of maintenance as not adversely to affect railway property.

(15) All temporary structures, erections, works, apparatus and appliances erected or placed by the undertaker under the powers of the Order upon, over or under any railway of Railtrack shall, as soon as reasonably practicable, be removed by the undertaker at times to be agreed with, and to the reasonable satisfaction of, the engineer and in such a way as to cause as little damage to railway property and as little interference with, or delay or interruption to, the traffic on the railways of Railtrack as may be; and if any damage to railway property or such interference, delay or interruption is caused by any such failure to remove any such temporary structures, erections, works, apparatus or appliances, the undertaker shall forthwith make good such damage and pay to Railtrack the reasonable costs and expenses to which it may be put and reasonable compensation for any loss which it may sustain by reason of such damage, interference, delay or interruption.

(16) If it is necessary for the protection and safety of railway property for Railtrack to purchase any minerals for the support of such property or to pay compensation for any minerals to be left unworked for the support thereof and the specified works also derive support from such minerals, the undertaker shall repay to Railtrack a reasonable proportion of the amount paid by Railtrack for or in respect of such minerals and the costs and expenses incurred by Railtrack in relation to any such purchase or payment of compensation.

(17) Before providing any illumination or illuminated traffic sign on or in connection with the specified works in the vicinity of any railway of Railtrack the undertaker shall consult with Railtrack and comply with its reasonable requirements in regard thereto with a view to ensuring that such illumination or illuminated sign could not be confused with any railway signal or other light used for controlling, directing or securing the safety of traffic on the railway.

(18) Any additional expenses which Railtrack may reasonably incur after giving 56 days’ notice to the undertaker in altering, reconstructing or maintaining railway property under any powers existing at the passing of this Order by reason of the existence of the specified works shall be repaid by the undertaker to Railtrack.

(19) The undertaker shall be responsible for and make good to Railtrack all reasonable costs, charges, damages and expenses not otherwise provided for in this article which may be occasioned to or reasonably incurred by Railtrack—

(a)by reason of the construction or maintenance of the specified works or the failure thereof, or

(b)by reason of any act or omission of the undertaker or of any person in its employ or of its contractors or others whilst engaged upon the specified works,

and the undertaker shall indemnify Railtrack from and against all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the specified works or any such failure, act or omission as aforesaid and the fact that any act or thing may have been done by Railtrack on behalf of the undertaker or in accordance with plans approved by the engineer or in accordance with any requirement of the engineer or under his supervision shall not (if it was done without negligence on the part of Railtrack or of any person in its employ or of its contractors or agents) excuse the undertaker from any liability under the provisions of this paragraph.

(20) Railtrack shall give to the undertaker reasonable notice of any claim or demand as aforesaid and no settlement or compromise thereof shall be made without the prior consent of the undertaker.

(21) In the assessment of compensation payable under this article there shall not be taken into account any enhancement of that compensation attributable to any action taken by or any agreement entered into by Railtrack if that action or agreement was not reasonably necessary and was taken or entered into with a view to obtaining compensation or increased compensation and for the avoidance of doubt any reference in this paragraph to compensation shall be deemed to relate to any payment due to Railtrack under this article.

(22) Section 42 (for further protection of British Railways Board) of the Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) Act 1988(25) shall have effect with the substitution of references to Railtrack for references to the railways board and as if the references therein to the light rapid transit system and to works authorised by that Act included references to the authorised works and to any parts of the railways of Railtrack transferred to, and vested in, the undertaker by agreement with Railtrack under this Order.

(23) The undertaker and Railtrack may enter into, and carry into effect, agreements for the transfer to the undertaker of—

(a)any railway property shown on the Order plans and described in the book of reference,

(b)any lands, works or other property held in connection with any such railway property, and

(c)any rights and obligations (whether or not statutory) of Railtrack relating to any railway property.

For protection of Environment Agency

39.—(1) For the protection of the Environment Agency (in this article referred to as “the Agency”) the following provisions shall, unless otherwise agreed in writing between the undertaker and the Agency, have effect.

(2) Nothing in this Order or in any enactment incorporated with or applied by this Order shall prejudice or affect the operation of section 109 of the Water Resources Act 1991(26) or any byelaws made under that Act or the Land Drainage Act 1991(27) in relation to anything done under or in pursuance of this Order.

(3) (a) Before carrying out any works under the powers of this Order involving the erection or raising of any obstruction to the flow of any watercourse which is not part of a main river within the meaning of section 113 of the Water Resources Act 1991 or the construction, alteration or replacement of any culvert or any structure designed to contain or divert the flow of any such watercourse in, under or through any land held for the purposes of or in connection with the authorised transit system the undertaker shall furnish to the Agency proper and sufficient plans thereof for the approval of the Agency and shall not carry out the said works until the said plans have been approved in writing by the Agency.
(b)The approval of plans furnished under this paragraph shall not be unreasonably withheld and if, within two months of such plans being supplied to the Agency, the Agency does not indicate in writing its disapproval and the grounds of its disapproval, it shall be deemed to have approved the plans as supplied.

(c)For the purposes of this paragraph, “plans” includes sections, drawings, specifications, calculations and descriptions.

(4) (a) Any culvert or any structure designed to contain or divert the flow of any watercourse situated within any land held for purposes of or in connection with the authorised transit system, whether constructed under the powers of this Order or in existence prior to the making hereof, shall be maintained by the undertaker in good repair and condition and free from obstruction.
(b)Nothing in this paragraph shall have the effect of requiring the undertaker to carry out works of maintenance in respect of any culvert or structure which the Agency or any other person are liable to maintain.

(5) If any obstruction is erected or raised or any culvert is constructed, altered or replaced in contravention of this article the undertaker shall upon receiving notice from the Agency take such action as may be necessary to remedy the effect of the contravention to the Agency’s satisfaction and in default the Agency may itself take such action as may be necessary and recover the expenses reasonably incurred by it in doing so from the undertaker as a debt due from them to the Agency.

Minerals

40.  Nothing in this Order shall affect the right of any person entitled to any mine or minerals of any description whatsoever under a street along which any authorised street tramway is laid to work the mine or get the minerals; but this shall not affect any liability (whether civil or criminal) of the person so entitled in respect of damage to the authorised street tramway resulting from the exercise of any such right.

Saving for highway authorities

41.  Nothing in this Order shall affect any power of a highway authority to widen, alter, divert or improve any highway along which a street tramway is laid.

Arrangements with highway authorities

42.—(1) The following provisions shall, unless otherwise agreed in writing between the undertaker and the highway authority concerned, have effect.

(2) In this article—

“highway” means a street vested in, or repairable or maintainable by, the highway authority but excluding the M56 and the M63;

“highway operations” means the construction of any part of the authorised works which will involve interference with a highway or the traffic in a highway and any temporary stopping up, alteration or diversion of a highway;

“plans” includes sections, drawings, specifications and particulars (including descriptions of methods of construction).

(3) Wherever in this article provision is made with respect to the approval or consent of the highway authority, that approval or consent shall be in writing and may be given subject to such reasonable terms and conditions as the highway authority may require in the interests of safety and in order to minimise inconvenience to persons using the highway, but shall not be unreasonably withheld.

(4) Prior to seeking approval under paragraph (5) below, the undertaker shall consult the highway authority concerned as to any works and changes in the management of the highway network which may be required to ensure the effective integration of the authorised transit system with other forms of highway traffic and, within 28 days of being requested in writing by the undertaker so to do, the highway authority shall provide the undertaker with its opinion on the subject.

(5) (a) Without prejudice to the application of sections 59 and 60 of the 1991 Act (duty of street authority to co-ordinate and undertakers to co-operate) before commencing any highway operations, the undertaker shall submit to the highway authority for its approval proper and sufficient plans and shall not commence the highway operations until such plans have been approved or settled by arbitration.
(b)If, within 56 days after any plans have been submitted to a highway authority under sub-paragraph (a) above, it has not intimated its disapproval and the grounds of disapproval, it shall be deemed to have approved them.

(c)In the event of any disapproval of plans by a highway authority under this paragraph, the undertaker may re-submit the plans with modifications and, in that event, if the highway authority has not intimated its disapproval and the grounds of disapproval within 28 days of the plans being re-submitted, it shall be deemed to have approved them.

(6) In submitting plans under paragraph (5) above, the undertaker shall—

(a)ensure that the design of any lighting for new station areas is such as not to cause confusion to highway users operating under normal highway lighting,

(b)ensure that the design and positioning of any poles and brackets required for overhead line equipment and the design of foundations, platforms, road islands, substations, electric lines and other apparatus are compatible, so far as reasonably practicable, with street furniture vested in the highway authority, and

(c)ensure that the design of any traffic signalling system for the authorised transit system is fully compatible with traffic signalling for other traffic users whilst achieving priority signalling for the authorised transit system wherever practicable.

(7) Except in an emergency or where reasonably necessary to secure the safety of the public, no direction or instruction shall be given by the highway authority to the contractors, servants or agents of the undertaker regarding the highway operations without the prior consent in writing of the undertaker.

(8) The highway authority shall not be liable for any additional costs which may be incurred as a result of the giving of instructions or directions pursuant to this article.

(9) To facilitate liaison with the undertaker, the highway authority concerned shall provide so far as is reasonably practicable a representative to attend meetings arranged by the undertaker respecting highway operations.

(10) So much of the authorised works as forms part of or is intended to become public highway or part of any such highway and which are not street works as respects which the provisions of Part III of the 1991 Act apply shall be completed in accordance with the reasonable requirements of the local highway authority or, in case of difference between the undertaker and the highway authority as to whether those requirements have been complied with or as to their reasonableness, in accordance with such requirements as may be approved or settled by arbitration.

(11) The undertaker shall not, except with the consent of the highway authority, alter or interfere with any sanitary convenience, refuge, sewer, drain, lamp column, traffic sign, bollard, bin for refuse or road materials or apparatus connected therewith, or any other property or work belonging to, or under the jurisdiction or control of, the highway authority on or under any highway or repairable by them or the access thereto.

(12) The undertaker shall not, except with the consent of the highway authority, deposit any soil or materials or stand any vehicle or plant on or over any highway so as to obstruct or render less safe the use of the highway by any person or, except with the like consent, deposit any soil or materials on any highway except within a hoarding.

(13) The undertaker shall, if reasonably so required by the highway authority, provide and maintain during such time as the undertaker may occupy any part of a highway for the purpose of the construction of any part of the authorised works, temporary ramps for vehicular traffic or pedestrian traffic, or both, and any other traffic measures required to protect the safety of road users in accordance with the standards recommended in Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual issued for the purposes of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994(28) in such position as may be necessary to prevent undue interference with the flow of traffic in any highway.

(14) The undertaker shall not place any hoardings on any part of any highway except for such period and in such manner as may be reasonably necessary.

(15) The undertaker shall indemnify the highway authority against any claim which may arise as a result of any subsidence of, or damage to, any highway or any sanitary convenience, refuge, sewer, drain, lamp column, traffic sign, bollard, bin for refuse or road materials or apparatus connected therewith, or any other property or work belonging to, or under the jurisdiction or control of, the highway authority on or under any highway, or maintainable by them, which may be caused by, or in consequence of, any act or default of the undertaker, its contractors, servants or agents.

(16) Unless otherwise agreed between the parties any difference arising between the undertaker and the highway authority under this article (other than a difference as to its meaning or construction) shall be determined by arbitration.

PART VIMISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL

Amendment of existing enactments

43.—(1) Work No. 10A and Work No. 10B (tramroads in Trafford) of the Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) (No. 2) Act 1990(29) shall cease to have effect.

(2) Article 36 (maintenance of approved works, etc.) of the Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) (Eccles Extension) Order 1996(30) shall be amended by the substitution of “Health and Safety Executive” for “Secretary of State.”

(3) Article 44 (powers of disposal, agreements for operation, etc.) of the Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) (Eccles Extension) Order 1996 shall be amended by the omission from subsection (1) of the words “and any rights referred to in article 20”.

Disclosure of confidential information

44.  A person who—

(a)enters a factory, workshop or workplace in pursuance of the provisions of article 21 above, and

(b)discloses to any person any information obtained there by him relating to any manufacturing process or trade secret,

shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale unless the disclosure is made in the course of performing his duty in connection with the purposes for which he was authorised to enter the land.

Certification of plans, etc.

45.  The undertaker shall, as soon as practicable after the making of this Order, submit copies of the book of reference, the sections and the Order plans to the Secretary of State for certification that they are true copies of, respectively, the book of reference, sections and Order plans referred to in this Order; and a document so certified shall be admissible in any proceedings as evidence of the contents of the document of which it is a copy.

Service of notices

46.—(1) A notice or other document required or authorised to be served for the purposes of this Order may be served by post.

(2) Where the person on whom a notice or other document to be served for the purposes of this Order is a body corporate, the notice or document is duly served if it is served on the secretary or clerk of that body.

(3) For the purposes of section 7 of the Interpretation Act 1978(31) as it applies for the purposes of this article, the proper address of any person in relation to the service on him of a notice or document under paragraph (1) above is, if he has given an address for service, that address, and otherwise—

(a)in the case of the secretary or clerk of a body corporate, the registered or principal office of that body, and

(b)in any other case, his last known address at the time of service.

(4) Where for the purposes of this Order a notice or other document is required or authorised to be served on a person as having any interest in, or as the occupier of, land and his name or address cannot be ascertained after reasonable enquiry, the notice may be served by—

(a)addressing it to him by name or by the description of “owner”, or as the case may be “occupier”, of the land (describing it), and

(b)either leaving it in the hands of a person who is or appears to be resident or employed on the land or leaving it conspicuously affixed to some building or object on or near the land.

(5) This article shall not be taken to exclude the employment of any method of service not expressly provided for by it.

No double recovery

47.  Compensation shall not be payable in respect of the same matter both under this Order and under any other enactment, any contract or any rule of law.

Arbitration

48.  Unless otherwise agreed between the parties, any difference under any provision of this Order (other than a difference which falls to be determined by the tribunal) shall be referred to and settled by a single arbitrator to be agreed between the parties or, failing agreement, to be appointed on the application of either party (after notice in writing to the other) by the President for the time being of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Signed by Authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

A S D Whybrow
Head of Traffic Policy Division,
Department of Transport
30th April 1997

SCHEDULES

Article 6

SCHEDULE 1SCHEDULED WORKS

In the borough of Trafford—

Work No. 1 A tramroad 428 metres in length (single line) in substitution for Work No. 10A of the Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) (No. 2) Act 1990 commencing by a junction with the Altrincham line of the light rapid transit system at Trafford Bar Station, running across Elsinore Road and terminating 220 metres south of that road.

Work No. 1A A tramroad 442 metres in length (single line) in substitution for Work No. 10B of the Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) (No. 2) Act 1990 commencing by a junction with the Altrincham line of the light rapid transit system at Trafford Bar Station, running under that line and Elsinore Road and terminating 220 metres south of that road.

In the borough of Trafford and city of Manchester—
Work No. 2 A tramroad 2,206 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work Nos. 1 and 1A, running along part of the former Manchester South District Railway formation and terminating at a point 145 metres north-west of St. Werburgh’s Road overbridge.

In the city of Manchester—

Work No. 3 A tramroad 690 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 2 and running in a south-easterly and easterly direction, before terminating on the north-western side of Mauldeth Road West 210 metres south-west of the bridge carrying that road over the former railway.

Work No. 4 A street tramway 582 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 3 and running in a south-westerly direction along Mauldeth Road West before terminating at the junction of that road and Barlow Moor Road.

Work No. 5 A street tramway 607 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 4 and running across Barlow Moor Road, in a south-westerly direction along Hardy Lane before terminating at the western end of that lane.

In the city of Manchester and borough of Trafford—
Work No. 6 A tramroad 924 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 5 and running thence in a west-south-westerly direction by embankment or viaduct, then by bridge over the river Mersey and across Barrow Brook before terminating at a point 100 metres south-west of the entrance to Sale Water Park, and including excavation and removal of landfill as required.

In the borough of Trafford and city of Manchester—

Work No. 7 A tramroad 1,785 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 6 and running in a southerly direction to a point 600 metres to the south-east of the junction of Fairy Lane with Golf Road, then in a south-westerly direction over the M63 and across Sale Road before terminating at a point immediately south-west of that road, and including excavation and removal of landfill as required.

Work No. 7A Replacement of existing 400 kV electric line above ground by new 400 kV electric line above ground (including substitute towers reference ZZN4 and ZZN3 with or without intermediate towers) in an alignment between existing towers reference ZZN5 and ZZN2 (including associated works to ZZN5 and ZZN2).

Work No. 7B Reconstruction or replacement of existing Fairy Lane bridge to incorporate additional span immediately to the north of the M63, commencing at the junction of Golf Road and Fairy Lane and terminating at the junction of New Hall Road and Fairy Lane.

In the city of Manchester—

Work No. 8 A tramroad 1,049 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 7 and running thence in a south-westerly direction to a point 95 metres north-west of the junction of Garthorp Road and Bordley Walk, then in a south-easterly direction, before terminating on the western side of Bordley Walk.

Work No. 9 A tramroad 129 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 8 and running thence in a south-easterly and southerly direction across Baguley Brook and Bordley Walk before terminating on the northern side of Wythenshawe Road at its junction with Moor Road.

Work No. 10 A street tramway 282 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 9 and running thence in a southerly direction across Wythenshawe Road and along Moor Road before terminating on the western side of that road 15 metres south of its junction with Crewe Road.

Work No. 11 A tramroad 1,046 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 10 and running thence in a southerly direction across Altrincham Road, Royal Oak Road and over the existing railway line to a point 30 metres north of Floatshall Road.

Work No. 11A A new road commencing on Altrincham Road opposite Moor Road and terminating on the existing Southmoor Road immediately south of Timpson Road.

Work No. 11B A new road commencing on Royal Oak Road opposite the existing parking bay and terminating on Southmoor Road 90 metres south of Timpson Road.

Work No. 12 A street tramway 649 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 11 and running thence in a southerly direction along Southmoor Road and across Floatshall Road and Hollyhedge Road before terminating 125 metres south of the junction of Hollyhedge Road with Southmoor Road.

Work No. 13 A tramroad 901 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 12 and running thence in a southerly direction across Hollyhedge Road and Mill Brook by the entrance to Wythenshawe Hospital, alongside to the west of Clay Lane, across Floats Road and terminating at a point 150 metres north of the junction of Barnacre Avenue and Newall Road.

In the city of Manchester and borough of Trafford—
Work No. 14 A tramroad 1,210 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 13 and running thence in a south-westerly and southerly direction across Whitecarr Lane and Fairywell Brook and terminating at a point on the north-eastern side of Thorley Lane 180 metres north-west of the M56.

In the borough of Trafford and city of Manchester—
Work No. 15 A street tramway 331 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 14 and running thence in a south-easterly direction along Thorley Lane and over the M56 before terminating at a point on the north-eastern side of Thorley Lane 20 metres north of its junction with Runger Lane.

In the city of Manchester—

Work No. 16 A tramroad 1,639 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 15, running thence in an easterly, then south-easterly, then easterly direction within Manchester Ringway Airport before terminating 120 metres to the east of Outwood Lane adjacent to the Hilton Hotel.

Work No. 17 A tramroad 1,269 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 16, running thence in an easterly direction across Ringway Road West, Woodhouse Lane and Shadowmoss Road before terminating at a point on the north-eastern side of the junction of Shadowmoss Road and Ringway Road.

Work No. 18 A tramroad 902 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 17, running thence in a north-easterly direction alongside to the east of Shadowmoss Road across Mollington Road before terminating at a point on the south side of the junction of Shadowmoss Road and Simonsway.

Work No. 19 A street tramway 1,200 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 18, running thence in a north-westerly direction across Shadowmoss Road and alongside to the south of Simonsway before terminating at a point on the south side of the junction of Simonsway and Fleming Road.

Work No. 20 A street tramway 748 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 19, running thence in a northerly direction along Fleming Road and along Ainley Road, and then in an easterly direction alongside to the south of Poundswick Lane and alongside to the south of Crossacres Road before terminating at a point 80 metres west of the junction of Crossacres Road and Brownley Road.

Work No. 20A A new road commencing on Ainley Road at its junction with the access road to Wythenshawe Forum and terminating on the existing Poundswick Lane 45 metres east of Gladeside Road.

Work No. 21 A tramroad 706 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 20, running thence in an easterly direction alongside to the south of Crossacres Road and then in a northerly direction alongside to the west of Brownley Road before terminating at a point on the southern side of the junction of Brownley Road and Hollyhedge Road.

Work No. 22 A street tramway 1,091 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 21, running thence in a northerly direction alongside to the west of Brownley Road and then in a westerly direction along Hollyhedge Road before terminating at a point on the north-western side of the junction of Hollyhedge Road and Greenwood Road.

Work No. 23 A tramroad 320 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 22, running thence in a north-westerly direction by bridge over the M56 alongside to the north of Hollyhedge Road before terminating at a point on the north-western side of the junction of Hollyhedge Road and Wendon Road.

Work No. 24 A street tramway 683 metres in length (double line) commencing by a junction with the termination of Work No. 23, running thence in a westerly direction alongside to the north of Hollyhedge Road before terminating at a point 20 metres east of Marden Road.

Work No. 25 A street tramway 203 metres in length (double line) commencing at a point adjacent to Hollyhedge Road 185 metres east of Southmoor Road, running thence in a westerly direction across Marden Road and alongside to the north of Hollyhedge Road and then in a northerly direction alongside to the east of Southmoor Road before terminating at a point 55 metres north of Hollyhedge Road.

Work No. 25A A street tramway 195 metres in length (double line) commencing at a point adjacent to Hollyhedge Road 185 metres east of Southmoor Road, running thence in a westerly direction across Hollyhedge Road and alongside to the south of Hollyhedge Road and then in a southerly direction alongside to the east of Southmoor Road before terminating at a point adjacent to Fouracres Road 45 metres south of Hollyhedge Road.

Articles 6 and 24

SCHEDULE 2ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN LAND

(1)
(2)
(3)

Area
Number of land shown on land plan
Purpose for which land may be acquired

City of Manchester
49 and 50
Highway junction improvement

50, 51, 52, 53, 54 and 55
Highway junction improvement

56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63 and 64
Highway junction improvement

595
Highway junction improvement

65
Highway junction improvement

70
Highway extension and provision of turning head

68
Highway junction improvement

74
Mitigation works

Borough of Trafford
82, 83, 84, 85, 86 and 87
Highway improvements

107, 108 and 109
Ground improvement

159
Landscaping

City of Manchester
184
Footpath realignment

194 and 195
Replacement car parking area

206, 207 and 208
Highway junction improvement

209, 210, 211 and 212
Highway improvement

215
Remodelling access driveway

220 and 221
Replacement of caretaker’s house and remodelling of school entrance

249, 250 and 251
Highway junction improvement

254
Substation location

314, 315, 316 and 317
Formation of pedestrian link

347
Landscape/mitigation

351
Landscape/mitigation

349 and 350
Highway junction improvement

360
Substation location

381
Substation location

379
Highway junction improvement and remodelling of playground area

425
Remodelling of car parking area

584
Remodelling of car parking area

579 and 580
Remodelling of car parking area

Article 6

SCHEDULE 3CONDITIONS OF DEEMED CONSENT UNDER SECTION 37 OF THE ELECTRICITY ACT 1989

1.  The undertaker shall give notice in writing to the Secretary of State of the commencement of construction of Work No. 7A.

2.  Subject to regulations 50, 51, 71 and 72 of the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 1994(32), the Secretary of State may review this consent at any time after a period of ten years from the coming into force of this Order or five years from the commencement of construction of Work No. 7A, whichever is the earlier and upon such review after giving all persons concerned an opportunity of being heard he may vary or revoke his consent.

3.  If the Secretary of State revokes this consent any line comprised in Work No. 7A shall be removed within such period as the Secretary of State may direct.

KEY TO SCHEDULES 4 TO 6

BRS
Ban on right turn movement on exit from street

ES
Extension of street

FS
Footpath diversion

RS
Realignment of street

SS
Permanent stopping up of street

SU
Substitute street

TS
Temporary stopping up of street

VS
Vehicular rights of street to be stopped up

WS
Widening of street

Article 8

SCHEDULE 4STREETS SUBJECT TO ALTERATION OF LAYOUT

(1)
(2)
(3)

Area
Street subject to alteration of layout
Description of alteration

City of Manchester
Mauldeth Road West
Southern kerb line to be set back between WS1 and WS2 at Nell Lane and between WS3 and WS4 at Barlow Moor Road

Northern kerb line to be set back between WS9 and WS10 at Barlow Moor Road

Nell Lane
Kerb line to be set back between WS5 and WS6 on east and west sides at junction with Mauldeth Road West

Barlow Moor Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS7 and WS8 on east and west sides at junction with Mauldeth Road West and Hardy Lane

Hardy Lane
Extension and incorporation of turning head between ES1 and ES2

Extension and incorporation of parking square to the north of Hardy Lane between ES3 and ES4

Kerb line to be realigned between WS11 and WS12 both north and south for the full extent of street

Dagnall Avenue
Kerb line to be set forward between WS13 and WS14 on east and west sides at junction with Hardy Lane

Burrows Avenue
Kerb line to be set forward between WS15 and WS16 on east and west sides at junction with Hardy Lane

Darley Avenue
Kerb line to be set forward between WS17 and WS18 on east and west sides at junction with Hardy Lane

Cundiff Road
Kerb line to be set forward between WS19 and WS20 on east and west sides at junction with Hardy Lane

Burleigh Mews
Kerb line to be set forward between WS21 and WS22 on east and west sides at junction with Hardy Lane

Hurstville Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS23 and WS24 on west side at junction with Hardy Lane

Kerb line to be set forward between WS23 and WS24 on east side at junction with Hardy Lane

Borough of Trafford
Rifle Road
Realignment between RS23 and RS24 to the south of the existing line

Rutland Lane
Realignment between RS1 and RS2 at junction with Golf Road

Golf Road
Realignment between RS3 and RS4 to the north-east of the existing line

Fairy Lane
Realignment between RS5 and RS6 to the north-east of the existing line

Realignment between RS27 and RS28 to the north-west of the existing line

City of Manchester
Wythenshawe Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS25 and WS26 on north and south sides at junction with Moor Road

Moor Road
Kerb line to be realigned between WS27 and WS28 on east and west sides between Wythenshawe Road and 115 metres south of Newlands Road

Kerb line to be set back between WS67 and WS68 on east and west sides at junction with Altrincham Road

Falterly Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS29 and WS30 on north and south sides at junction with Moor Road

Newlands Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS89 and WS90 on north and south sides at junction with Moor Road

Crewe Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS31 and WS32 on north and south sides at junction with Moor Road

Altrincham Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS33 and WS34 on north and south sides at junction with Moor Road and Southmoor Road

Southmoor Road
Realignment between RS7 and RS8 between Altrincham Road and Timpson Road

Kerb line to be set back between WS35 and WS36 at junction with Floatshall Road

Kerb line to be set back between WS93 and WS94 on east side at junction with Hollyhedge Road

Kerb line to be set back between WS95 and WS96 on west side at junction with Ledson Road

Timpson Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS37 and WS38 on south side at new junction with Southmoor Road

Kerb line to be set forward between WS37 and WS38 on north side at new junction with Southmoor Road

Royal Oak Road
Realignment between RS25 and RS26 between Southmoor Road and Pitfield Gardens

Floatshall Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS39 and WS40 on north and south sides at junction with Southmoor Road

Ledson Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS91 and WS92 on north and south sides at junction with Southmoor Road

Hollyhedge Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS41 and WS42 on north and south sides between junctions with Greenbrow Road and Southmoor Road

Clay Lane
Realignment between RS9 and RS10 at junction with Floats Road

Borough of Trafford
Thorley Lane
Kerb line to be set back between WS43 and WS44 east of Roaring Gate Lane

Kerb line to be set back between WS45 and WS46 on east and west sides at junction with Runger Lane

City of Manchester
Ringway Road West
Realignment between RS23 and RS24 north of car parking area

Ringway Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS97 and WS98 on north and south sides at junction with Shadowmoss Road

Shadowmoss Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS47 and WS48 on east and west sides at junction with Ringway Road

Kerb line to be set back between WS49 and WS50 on east and west sides at junction with Simonsway

Simonsway
Kerb line to be set back between WS51 and WS52 on north and south sides at junction with Shadowmoss Road

Realignment between RS11 and RS12 at junction with Brownley Road

Kerb line to be set back between WS53 and WS54 on north and south sides at junction with Fleming Road

Peel Hall Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS99 and WS100 on east and west sides at junction with Simonsway

Brownley Road
Realignment between RS13 and RS14 at junction with Simonsway

Fleming Road
Realignment between RS15 and RS16 at junction with Simonsway, Shopping Centre and Forum access

Ainley Road
Realignment between RS17 and RS18 at junction with Poundswick Lane

Crossacres Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS55 and WS56 on north and south sides at junction with Brownley Road

Brownley Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS57 and WS58 on east and west sides at junction with Crossacres Road

Kerb line to be set back between WS59 and WS60 on east and west sides at junction with Woodend Road

Realignment between RS19 and RS20 at junction with Hollyhedge Road

Woodend Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS61 and WS62 on north and south sides at junction with Brownley Road

Hollyhedge Road
Realignment between RS21 and RS22 at junction with Brownley Road

Kerb line to be realigned between WS63 and WS64 on north and south sides extending from junction with Brownley Road to junction with Greenwood Road

Kerb line to be set back between WS65 and WS66 on north and south sides between junctions with Wendon Road and Highdales Road

Extension and incorporation of parking square to the north of Hollyhedge Road between ES5 and ES6

Woodhouse Lane
Kerb line to be altered between WS69 and WS70 on east and west sides at junction with Hollyhedge Road

Newhey Road
Kerb line to be altered between WS71 and WS72 on east and west sides at junction with Hollyhedge Road

Broadoak Road
Kerb line to be altered between WS73 and WS74 on east and west sides at junction with Hollyhedge Road

Moat Road
Kerb line to be altered between WS75 and WS76 on east and west sides at junction with Hollyhedge Road

Fancroft Road
Kerb line to be altered between WS77 and WS78 on east and west sides at junction with Hollyhedge Road

Greenwood Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS79 and WS80 on east and west sides at junction with Hollyhedge Road

Wendon Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS81 and WS82 on east and west sides at junction with Hollyhedge Road

Heybrook Road
Kerb line to be set forward between WS97 and WS98 on south side of that road at the junction of Heybrook Road and Hollyhedge Road

Greenbrow Road
Kerb line to be set back between WS85 and WS86 on east and west sides at junction with Hollyhedge Road

Marden Road
Kerb line to be set forward between WS83 and WS84 on south side of Marden Road

Kerb line to be set back between WS87 and WS88 on east and west sides at junction with Hollyhedge Road

Articles 11 and 12

SCHEDULE 5STREETS TO BE PERMANENTLY STOPPED UP

PART ISTREETS FOR WHICH A SUBSTITUTE IS TO BE PROVIDED

(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)

Area
Street to be stopped up
Extent of stopping up
New street to be substituted

City of Manchester
Footpath No. 180
Between FS1 and FS2 at Chorlton Brook
Diversion between FS1 and FS2 at Chorlton Brook

Borough of Trafford
Fairy Lane Overbridge
Between SS1 and SS2 between Golf Road and New Hall Road
Work No. 7B

City of Manchester
Undesignated footpath
Between FS7 and FS8 between Melbecks Walk and Footpath No. 14
Diversion between FS7 and FS8

Southmoor Road
Between SS3 and SS4 at entry to Altrincham Road
Work No. 11A and between SS3 and SS4 a cycletrack and footpath

Royal Oak Road
Between SS5 and SS6 at entry to Southmoor Road
Work No. 11B

Borough of Trafford
Footpath No. 26
Between FS3 and FS4 east of Roaring Gate Farm
Diversion between FS3 and FS4

City of Manchester
Footpath No. 251
Between FS5 and FS6 south of Ringway Road West at Baguley Brook
Diversion between FS5 and FS6

Ainley Road
Between SS7 and SS8 at entry to Poundswick Lane
Work No. 20A

PART IISTREETS OVER WHICH VEHICULAR RIGHTS ONLY ARE TO BE STOPPED UP

(1)
(2)
(3)

Area
Street affected
Extent of stopping up

City of Manchester
Fouracres Road
Between VS1 and VS2

Ainley Road
Between VS3 and VS4

Article 12

SCHEDULE 6STREETS TO BE TEMPORARILY STOPPED UP

(1)
(2)
(3)

Area
Street to be stopped up
Extent of temporary stopping up

City of Manchester
Moor Road
Between TS1 and TS2, between Wythenshawe Road and Bideford Drive

Borough of Trafford & City of Manchester
Thorley Lane
Between TS3 and TS4, between Roaring Gate Lane and Runger Lane

City of Manchester
Fleming Road
Between TS5 and TS6, between Simonsway and Forum access

Woodend Road
Between TS7 and TS8 at junction with Brownley Road

Hollyhedge Road
Between TS9 and TS10, between Brownley Road and Greenwood Road

Article 18

SCHEDULE 7LEVEL CROSSINGS

PART ITRAMROAD LEVEL CROSSINGS

(1)
(2)

Area
Highway to be crossed on the level

Borough of Trafford
Elsinore Road

City of Manchester
Sale Road

Bordley Walk

Altrincham Road

Southmoor Road

Royal Oak Road

Hollyhedge Road

Floats Road

Whitecarr Lane

Ringway Road West

Woodhouse Lane

Shadowmoss Road

Mollington Road

Crossacres Road

Woodend Road

Wendon Road

PART IISTREET TRAMWAY LEVEL CROSSINGS

(1)
(2)

Area
Highway to be crossed on the level

City of Manchester
Mauldeth Road West (northern carriageway)

Nell Lane

Barlow Moor Road

Wythenshawe Road

Floatshall Road

Shadowmoss Road

Rudd Park Road

Simonsway

Fleming Road

Ainley Road

Rowlandsway

Greenwood Road

Marden Road

Hollyhedge Road

Article 26

SCHEDULE 8MODIFICATION OF COMPENSATION AND COMPULSORY PURCHASE ENACTMENTS FOR CREATION OF NEW RIGHTS

Compensation enactments

1.  The enactments for the time being in force with respect to compensation for the compulsory purchase of land shall apply with the necessary modifications as respects compensation in the case of a compulsory acquisition under this Order of a right by the creation of a new right as they apply as respects compensation on the compulsory purchase of land and interests in land.

2.—(1) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph 1 above, the Land Compensation Act 1973(33) shall have effect subject to the modifications set out in sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) below.

(2) In section 44(1) (compensation for injurious affection), as it applies to compensation for injurious affection under section 7 of the 1965 Act as substituted by paragraph 4 below—

(a)for the words “land is acquired or taken” there shall be substituted the words “a right over land is purchased”, and

(b)for the words “acquired or taken from him” there shall be substituted the words “over which the right is exercisable”.

(3) In section 58(1) (determination of material detriment where part of house etc. proposed for compulsory acquisition), as it applies to determinations under section 8 of the 1965 Act as substituted by paragraph 5 below—

(a)for the word “part” in paragraphs (a) and (b) there shall be substituted the words “a right over land consisting”,

(b)for the word “severance” there shall be substituted the words “right over the whole of the house, building or manufactory or of the house and the park or garden”,

(c)for the words “part proposed” there shall be substituted the words “right proposed”, and

(d)for the words “part is” there shall be substituted the words “right is”.

Adaptation of the 1965 Act

3.—(1) The 1965 Act shall have effect with the modifications necessary to make it apply to the compulsory acquisition under this Order of a right by the creation of a new right as it applies to the compulsory acquisition under this Order of land, so that, in appropriate contexts, references in that Act to land are read (according to the requirements of the particular context) as referring to, or as including references to—

(a)the right acquired or to be acquired, or

(b)the land over which the right is or is to be exercisable.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of sub-paragraph (1) above, Part I of the 1965 Act shall apply in relation to the compulsory acquisition under this Order of a right by the creation of a new right with the modifications specified in the following provisions of this Schedule.

4.  For section 7 of the 1965 Act (measure of compensation) there shall be substituted the following section:—

In assessing the compensation to be paid by the acquiring authority under this Act regard shall be had not only to the extent (if any) to which the value of the land over which the right is to be acquired is depreciated by the acquisition of the right but also to the damage (if any) to be sustained by the owner of the land by reason of its severance from other land of his, or injuriously affecting that other land by the exercise of the powers conferred by this or the special Act.”.

5.  For section 8 of the 1965 Act (which relates to cases in which a vendor cannot be required to sell part only of a building or garden) there shall be substituted the following:—

(1) Where in consequence of the service on a person under section 5 of this Act of a notice to treat in respect of a right over land consisting of a house, building or manufactory or of a park or garden belonging to a house (“the relevant land”)—

(a)a question of disputed compensation in respect of the purchase of the right would apart from this section fall to be determined by the Lands Tribunal (“the tribunal”); and

(b)before the tribunal has determined that question the person satisfies the tribunal that he has an interest which he is able and willing to sell in the whole of the relevant land and—

(i)where that land consists of a house, building or manufactory, that the right cannot be purchased without material detriment to that land, or

(ii)where that land consists of such a park or garden, that the right cannot be purchased without seriously affecting the amenity or convenience of the house to which that land belongs,

the Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) (Airport Extension) Order 1997 (“the Order”) shall, in relation to that person cease to authorise the purchase of the right and be deemed to authorise the purchase of that person’s interest in the whole of the relevant land including, where the land consists of such a park or garden, the house to which it belongs, and the notice shall be deemed to have been served in respect of that interest on such date as the tribunal directs.

(2) Any question as to the extent of the land in which the Order is deemed to authorise the purchase of an interest by virtue of subsection (1) of this section shall be determined by the tribunal.

(3) Where in consequence of a determination of the tribunal that it is satisfied as mentioned in subsection (1) of this section the Order is deemed by virtue of that subsection to authorise the purchase of an interest in land, the acquiring authority may, at any time within the period of six weeks beginning with the date of the determination, withdraw the notice to treat in consequence of which the determination was made; but nothing in this subsection prejudices any other power of the authority to withdraw the notice.”.

6.  The following provisions of the 1965 Act (which state the effect of a deed poll executed in various circumstances where there is no conveyance by persons with interests in the land), that is to say—

(a)section 9(4) (failure by owners to convey),

(b)paragraph 10(3) of Schedule 1 (owners under incapacity),

(c)paragraph 2(3) of Schedule 2 (absent and untraced owners), and

(d)paragraphs 2(3) and 7(2) of Schedule 4 (common land),

shall be so modified as to secure that, as against persons with interests in the land which are expressed to be overridden by the deed, the right which is to be compulsorily acquired is vested absolutely in the acquiring authority.

7.  Section 11 of the 1965 Act (powers of entry) shall be so modified as to secure that, as from the date on which the acquiring authority have served notice to treat in respect of any right, they have power, exercisable in the like circumstances and subject to the like conditions, to enter for the purpose of exercising that right (which shall be deemed for this purpose to have been created on the date of service of the notice); and sections 12 (penalty for unauthorised entry) and 13 (entry on warrant in the event of obstruction) of the 1965 Act shall be modified correspondingly.

8.  Section 20 of the 1965 Act (protection for interests of tenants at will etc.) shall apply with the modifications necessary to secure that persons with such interests in land as are mentioned in that section are compensated in a manner corresponding to that in which they would be compensated on a compulsory acquisition under this Order of that land, but taking into account only the extent (if any) of such interference with such an interest as is actually caused, or likely to be caused, by the exercise of the right in question.

9.  Section 22 of the 1965 Act (protection of acquiring authority’s possession where by inadvertence an estate, right or interest has not been got in) shall be so modified as to enable the acquiring authority, in circumstances corresponding to those referred to in that section, to continue to be entitled to exercise the right acquired, subject to compliance with that section as respects compensation.

Article 30

SCHEDULE 9LAND OF WHICH TEMPORARY POSSESSION MAY BE TAKEN

(1)
(2)
(3)

Area
Number of land shown on relevant plans
Purpose for which temporary possession may be taken

Borough of Trafford
13 and 14
Worksite

City of Manchester
36, 37, 38, 43 and 44
Temporary access

73
Worksite

219
Worksite

297 and 304
Worksite

355
Worksite

426 and 429
Worksite

585, 586 and 588
Worksite

Articles 10, 11, 33 and 36

SCHEDULE 10PROVISIONS RELATING TO STATUTORY UNDERTAKERS, ETC.

Apparatus of statutory undertakers, etc. on land acquired

1.—(1) Sections 271 to 274 of the 1990 Act (power to extinguish rights of statutory undertakers etc. and power of statutory undertakers, etc. to remove or re-site apparatus) shall apply in relation to any land acquired or appropriated by the undertaker under this Order subject to the following provisions of this paragraph; and all such other provisions of that Act as apply for the purposes of those provisions (including sections 275 to 278, which contain provisions consequential on the extinguishment of any rights under sections 271 and 272, and sections 279(2) to (4), 280 and 282, which provide for the payment of compensation) shall have effect accordingly.

(2) In the provisions of the 1990 Act, as applied by sub-paragraph (1) above, references to the appropriate Minister are references to the Secretary of State.

(3) Where any apparatus of public utility undertakers or of a public telecommunications operator is removed in pursuance of a notice or order given or made under section 271, 272 or 273 of the 1990 Act, as applied by sub-paragraph (1) above, any person who is the owner or occupier of premises to which a supply was given from that apparatus shall be entitled to recover from the undertaker compensation in respect of expenditure reasonably incurred by him, in consequence of the removal, for the purpose of effecting a connection between the premises and any other apparatus from which a supply is given.

(4) Sub-paragraph (3) above shall not apply in the case of the removal of a public sewer but where such a sewer is removed in pursuance of such a notice or order as is mentioned in that sub-paragraph, any person who is—

(a)the owner or occupier of premises the drains of which communicated with that sewer, or

(b)the owner of a private sewer which communicated with that sewer,

shall be entitled to recover from the undertaker compensation in respect of expenditure reasonably incurred by him, in consequence of the removal, for the purpose of making his drain or sewer communicate with any other public sewer or with a private sewage disposal plant.

(5) The provisions of the 1990 Act mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) above, as applied by that sub-paragraph, shall not have effect in relation to apparatus as respects which paragraph 2 below or Part III of the 1991 Act applies.

(6) In this paragraph—

“the 1990 Act” means the Town and Country Planning Act 1990(34);

“public telecommunications operator” means—

(a)
a person authorised, by a licence to which section 9 of the Telecommunications Act 1984(35) applies, to run a public telecommunications system, or

(b)
a person to whom the telecommunications code has been applied pursuant to section 10 of that Act; and

“public utility undertakers” has the same meaning as in the Highways Act 1980(36).

Apparatus of statutory undertakers, etc. in stopped up streets

2.—(1) Where a street is stopped up under article 11 of this Order any statutory utility whose apparatus is under, in, upon, over, along or across the street shall have the same powers and rights in respect of that apparatus, subject to the provisions of this paragraph, as if this Order had not been made.

(2) The undertaker shall give not less than 28 days’ notice in writing of their intention to stop up any street under article 11 of this Order to any statutory utility whose apparatus is under, in, upon, over, along or across the street.

(3) Where notice under sub-paragraph (2) above has been given any statutory utility whose apparatus is under, in, upon, over, along or across the street may and, if reasonably requested so to do by the undertaker, shall—

(a)remove the apparatus and place it or other apparatus provided in substitution for it in such other position as the utility may reasonably determine and have power to place it, or

(b)provide other apparatus in substitution for the existing apparatus and place it in such position as aforesaid.

(4) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, the undertaker shall pay to any statutory utility an amount equal to the cost reasonably incurred by the utility in or in connection with:—

(a)the execution of relocation works required in consequence of the stopping up of the street, and

(b)the doing of any other work or thing rendered necessary by the execution of relocation works.

(5) If in the course of the execution of relocation works under sub-paragraph (3) above—

(a)apparatus of better type, of greater capacity or of greater dimensions is placed in substitution for existing apparatus of worse type, of smaller capacity or of smaller dimensions, except where this has been solely due to using the nearest available type, capacity or dimension, or

(b)apparatus (whether existing apparatus or apparatus substituted for existing apparatus) is placed at a depth greater than the depth at which the existing apparatus was,

and the placing of apparatus of that type or capacity or of those dimensions or the placing of apparatus at that depth, as the case may be, is not agreed by the undertaker, or, in default of agreement, is not determined by arbitration to be necessary, then, if it involves cost in the execution of the relocation works exceeding that which would have been involved if the apparatus placed had been of the existing type, capacity or dimensions, or at the existing depth, as the case may be, the amount which apart from this sub-paragraph would be payable to the statutory utility by virtue of sub-paragraph (4) above shall be reduced by the amount of that excess.

(6) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (5) above—

(a)an extension of apparatus to a length greater than the length of existing apparatus shall not be treated as a placing of apparatus of greater dimensions than those of the existing apparatus, and

(b)where the provision of a joint in a cable is agreed, or is determined to be necessary, the consequential provision of a jointing chamber or of a manhole shall be treated as if it also had been agreed or had been so determined.

(7) An amount which apart from this sub-paragraph would be payable to a statutory utility in respect of works by virtue of sub-paragraph (4) above (and having regard, where relevant, to sub-paragraph (5) above) shall, if the works include the placing of apparatus provided in substitution for apparatus placed more than 7.5 years earlier so as to confer on the utility any financial benefit by deferment of the time for renewal of the apparatus in the ordinary course, be reduced by the amount which represents that benefit as calculated in accordance with the code of practice entitled “Measures Necessary where Apparatus is Affected by Major Works (Diversionary Works)” and dated June 1992 and approved by the Secretary of State on 30th June 1992 as revised and re-issued from time to time.

(8) Sub-paragraphs (4) to (7) above shall not apply where the authorised works constitute major transport works for the purposes of Part III of the 1991 Act, but instead—

(a)the allowable costs of the relocation works shall be determined in accordance with section 85 of that Act (sharing of costs of necessary measures) and any regulations for the time being having effect under that section, and

(b)the allowable costs shall be borne by the undertaker and the statutory utility in such proportions as may be prescribed by any such regulations.

(9) In this paragraph—

“apparatus” has the same meaning as in Part III of the 1991 Act;

“relocation works” means works executed, or apparatus provided, under sub-paragraph (2) above; and

“statutory utility” means a statutory undertaker for the purposes of the Highways Act 1980 or a public telecommunications operator as defined in paragraph 1(6) above.

Railway and navigation undertakings

3.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, the powers under article 10 of this Order to break up or open a street shall not be exercisable where the street, not being a highway maintainable at public expense (within the meaning of the Highways Act 1980):—

(a)is under the control or management of, or is maintainable by, railway or tramway undertakers or a navigation authority, or

(b)forms part of a level crossing belonging to any such undertakers or to such an authority or to any other person,

except with the consent of the undertakers or authority or, as the case may be, of the person to whom the level crossing belongs.

(2) Sub-paragraph (1) above shall not apply to the carrying out under this Order of emergency works, within the meaning of Part III of the 1991 Act.

(3) A consent given for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) above may be made subject to such reasonable conditions as may be specified by the person giving it but shall not be unreasonably withheld.

(4) In this paragraph “navigation authority” means any person who has a duty or power under any enactment to work, maintain, conserve, improve or control any canal or other inland navigation, navigable river, estuary, harbour or dock.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order authorises the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive to construct works and compulsorily to acquire land and rights in land for the purpose of extending the Metrolink light rapid transit system from Trafford Bar to Manchester Ringway Airport and incorporating a loop back to Southmoor Road.
A copy of the Order plans, the sections and the book of reference are available for inspection free of charge during working hours at—

GMPTE, 9 Portland Street, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester M60 1HX;

City Planning Department Reception, Manchester City Council, Level 7, Town Hall Extension, Manchester M60 2JT;

Planning Reception, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council, Ground Floor, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford M32 0YT.

(1)
S.I. 1992/2902.

(2)
1992 c. 42.

(3)
1965 c. 56.

(4)
1984 c. 27.

(5)
1991 c. 22.

(6)
1980 c. 66.

(7)
1989 c. 29.

(8)
1993 c. 43.

(9)
1985 c. 6.

(10)
1984 c. 12.

(11)
1845 c. 20.

(12)
1923 c. 20.

(13)
1839 c. 45.

(14)
1861 c. 100.

(15)
1989 c. 29.

(16)
1961 c. 33.

(17)
1991 c. 56.

(18)
1961 c. 33.

(19)
1991 c. 57.

(20)
1964 c. 40.

(21)
1970 c. 44.

(22)
1981 c. 67.

(23)
1990 c. 8.

(24)
S.I. 1996/2714.

(25)
1988 c.i.

(26)
1991 c. 57.

(27)
1991 c. 59.

(28)
S.I. 1994/1519.

(29)
1990 c. xxiii.

(30)
S.I. 1996/2714.

(31)
1978 c. 30.

(32)
S.I. 1994/2716.

(33)
1973 c. 26.

(34)
1990 c. 8.

(35)
1984 c. 12.

(36)
1980 c. 66.
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