Standing Orders of the House of Commons - Private Business 2001

Arrangement of Clauses (Contents)

ORDERS COMPLIANCE WITH WHICH IS TO BE INQUIRED INTO BY THE EXAMINERS

  

Deposited plans, books of reference, sections and cross sections


  48.—(1)  Every deposited plan shall be drawn to a scale of not less than 1/15,000, and shall describe the lands which may be compulsorily acquired or used or which are rendered liable to the imposition of an improvement charge, and, in the case of bills in respect of which a plan and section are required under Standing Order 27 (Deposit of plan, book of reference, and section, etc.) to be deposited, shall also describe the line or situation of the whole of the work (no alternative line or work being in any case permitted), and the lands in or through which it is to be constructed or altered or through which any communication to or from the work may be made; and where it is the intention of the promoters to apply for powers to make any lateral deviation from the line of the proposed work, the limits of such deviation shall be defined upon the plan, and all lands included within those limits shall be marked thereon; and, unless the whole of the plan is upon a scale of not less 1/5,000, there shall be added an enlarged plan upon a scale of not less than 1/5,000 of any building, yard, courtyard, or land within the curtilage of any building, or of any ground cultivated as a garden, either in the line of the proposed work, or included within the limits of deviation. Description of plan.
(HL 48)
  
  (2)  Where tunnelling as a substitute for open cutting, or a viaduct as a substitute for solid embankment, is intended, the same shall be marked on the plan, and in the case of tunnelling by a dotted line thereon.
  
  (3)  Where, under any standing order, a length is required to be stated on the deposited plan, it shall be stated in kilometres and metres.
  
  49.  In the case of a bill whereby it is proposed to authorise the construction or alteration of any waterway, cut, reservoir, or aqueduct, the deposited plan shall show the brooks and streams to be directly diverted into the intended waterway, cut, reservoir or aqueduct, or into any alteration thereof for supplying the same with water. Particulars in case of waterways, etc. (HL 49)
  
  50.—(1) In the case of a bill whereby it is proposed to authorise the construction or alteration of any railway or tramroad, the distances in kilometres from one of the termini shall be marked on the deposited plan; and a memorandum of the radius of every curve, except a curve having a radius exceeding 1.6 kilometres in length, shall be noted on the plan. Particulars in case of railways and tramroads. (HL 50)
  
  (2)  In the case of a bill whereby it is proposed to authorise the construction or alteration of a railway or tramroad so as to form a junction with an existing or authorised line of railway or tramroad, the course of the existing or authorised line shall be shown on the plan for a distance of 750 metres on each side of the proposed junction, on the same scale as the first-mentioned railway or tramroad.
  
  51.  In the case of a bill whereby it is proposed to authorise the diversion, widening or narrowing of any public carriage road, navigable river, canal, railway or tramroad, the course of the diversion, and the extent of the widening or narrowing, shall be marked upon the deposited plan; and, if it be intended to divert any public footpath or bridleway, the course of such diversion shall be marked upon the plan. Particulars in case of diversion of roads, etc. (HL 51)
  
  52.—(1)  In the case of a bill whereby it is proposed to authorise the construction or alteration of a tramway, the deposited plan shall indicate the proposed position of the tramway, in relation to the street or road in which it is to be laid, and, where not along the centre, the distance from an imaginary line drawn along the centre of the street or road. Particulars in case of tramways. (HL 52)
  
  (2)  If it is proposed that the tramway should be laid so that between any points for a distance of 10 metres or upwards the space intervening between the outside of the footpath on either side of the street or road and the nearest rail of the tramway will be less than—
  
      (a)  3 metres; or

      (b)  if it is intended to run on the tramway carriages or trucks adapted for use upon railways, 3.3 metres,

    the tramway between those points shall be indicated on the plan by a thick dotted line on the side or sides where the narrow places occur; and the width of the street or road at those places shall also be marked on the plan.
  
  (3)  Double lines (including passing places) must be indicated on the plan by a double line, and the distance between the centre lines of each line of tramway marked thereon.
  
  (4)  The distances in kilometres from one of the termini of the tramway shall be marked on the plan, and there shall be stated—
  
      (a)  the total length of the street or road upon which the tramway is to be laid, that is to say the length of the route of the tramway;

      (b)  the length of each double and single portion of the tramway and the total lengths of double and single portions respectively.
  
  (5)  If the bill relates to more than one tramway, the foregoing provisions shall apply severally to each such tramway.
  
  53.  In the case of a bill whereby it is proposed to render any lands or houses liable to the imposition of an improvement charge, the deposited plan shall define the improvement and also the limits of the area within which the charge may be imposed. Plan to define improvement and improvement area. (HL 53)
  
  54.  The deposited book of reference shall contain the names of the owners, lessees, and occupiers of all lands and houses which may be compulsorily acquired or used, or which are proposed to be rendered liable to the imposition of an improvement charge (unless, in the case of an owner or lessee, his identity cannot after reasonable enquiry be ascertained), and shall describe such lands and houses respectively. Contents of book of reference
(HL 54)
  
  55.—(1)  The deposited section shall be drawn to the same horizontal scale as the deposited plan, and to a vertical scale of not less than 1/1,250, and shall show the surface of the ground marked on the plan, the intended level of the proposed work, the height of every embankment, and the depth of every cutting, and a datum horizontal line. Section.
(HL 55)
  
  (2)  The datum line shall be the same throughout the whole length of the work, and any branch thereof, and shall be referred to some fixed point (stated in writing on the section), near some portion of the work, and, in the case of a waterway, cut, public carriage road, railway or tramroad, near one of the termini.
  
  (3)  The distance of such fixed point above or below an ordnance bench mark in the locality of the proposed works, and near one of the termini, and the height of such bench mark above ordnance datum, and whether the ordnance datum is that of Newlyn or Liverpool, shall also be stated.
  
  (4)  Where tunnelling as a substitute for open cutting, or a viaduct as a substitute for solid embankment is intended, the same shall be marked on the deposited section.
  
  (5)  Wherever the extreme height of any embankment, or the extreme depth of any cutting, is intended to exceed 1.5 metres, the extreme height over, or depth under, the surface of the ground shall be marked in figures upon the section; and if any bridge or viaduct of more than three arches is intended to intervene in any embankment, or if any tunnel is intended to intervene in any cutting, the extreme height or depth shall be marked in figures on each of the parts into which such embankment or cutting will be divided by such bridge, viaduct, or tunnel.
  
  56.  In the case of a bill whereby it is proposed to authorise the improvement of the navigation of any river, the deposited section shall specify the levels of both banks of such river; and, where any alteration is intended to be made therein, it shall describe the same by metres or parts of a metre. Section of improvement etc., of navigation.
(HL 56)
  
  57.—(1) In the deposited section of a railway or tramroad the line marked thereon shall correspond with the upper surface of the rails. Section of railway or tramroad.
(HL 57)
  
  (2) Distances on the datum line shall be marked to correspond with those on the deposited plan; a vertical measure from the datum line to the line of the railway or tramroad shall be marked in metres or parts of a metre, at the commencement and termination of the railway or tramroad, and at each change of the gradient or inclination thereof; and the proportion of rate of inclination between every two consecutive vertical measures shall also be marked.
  
  (3) Wherever a railway or tramroad is intended to cross any waterway, or (otherwise than on the level) any public carriage road, railway or tramroad, the height of the intended railway or tramroad over, or depth under, the surface thereof, and the height and span of each arch of any bridge and viaduct by which the railway or tramroad will be carried over the same, shall be marked in figures on the section at every crossing thereof; and, where the railway or tramroad will be carried across any such public carriage road, railway or tramroad on the level thereof, such crossing shall be so described on the section.
  
  (4) In the case of a bill whereby it is proposed to authorise the construction or alteration of a railway or tramroad so as to form a junction with an existing or authorised line of railway or tramroad, the gradient of such existing or authorised line shall be shown on the section, for a distance of 750 metres on each side of the point of junction, on the same scale as the first-mentioned railway or tramroad.
  
  58.  In the deposited section of a tramway the distances shall be marked corresponding with those marked on the deposited plan, and there shall also be marked on the section the gradients of the road on which the tramway is to nbe laid. Section of tramway.
(HL 58)
  
  59.  If any alteration is intended in the water level of any canal, or in the level or rate of inclination of any public carriage road, railway or tramroad which will be crossed by the intended railway or tramroad, the same shall be stated on the deposited section, and each alteration shall be numbered, and cross sections, in references to the numbers, on a horizontal scale of not less than 1/5,000, and on a vertical scale of not less than 1/500, shall be added, which shall show the present surface of such road, canal, railway or tramroad and the intended surface thereof when altered; and the greatest of the present and intended rates of inclination of the portion of the road, railway or tramroad intended to be altered shall also be marked in figures on the section; and, where any public carriage road is crossed on the level, a cross section of that road shall be added, and every such cross section shall extend for 180 metres on each side of the centre line of the railway or tramroad. Cross sections of roads, etc.
(HL 59)



 
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