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  CHAPTER XI
  HIGHWAYS
 
GLA roads
Introductory.     206. - (1) Section 1 of the Highways Act 1980 (highway authorities: general provisions) shall be amended as follows.
 
      (2) After subsection (2) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(2A) Transport for London is the highway authority for all GLA roads."
 
      (3) In subsection (3) (highways for which a London borough council or the Common Council is the highway authority) after "which are not" there shall be inserted "for the time being GLA roads or".
 
      (4) In section 2(1) of the Highways Act 1980 (highway authority for road which ceases to be a trunk road) for paragraph (b) (roads in London boroughs) there shall be substituted-
 
 
    "(b) where the road is situated in Greater London, Transport for London,".
      (5) After subsection (2) there shall be added-
 
 
    "(3) Where Transport for London becomes the highway authority for a road by virtue of subsection (1) above, the road shall become a GLA road."
 
Designation of first GLA roads.     207. After section 14 of the Highways Act 1980 there shall be inserted-
 
 

"GLA roads
Designation of first GLA roads by Secretary of State.     14A. - (1) The Secretary of State may by order designate highways or proposed highways as highways which are to be GLA roads.
 
      (2) Any highway or proposed highway so designated-
 
 
    (a) shall become a GLA road, and
 
    (b) if it is a trunk road or other highway for which the Secretary of State is the highway authority, shall accordingly cease to be such a road or highway,
  on such date as may be specified in that behalf in the order.
 
      (3) Orders under this section may be made or amended at any time before the beginning of the term of office of the first Mayor of London."
 
Orders by the Authority changing what are GLA roads.     208. After section 14A of the Highways Act 1980 there shall be inserted-
 
 
"Orders of the Authority changing what are GLA roads.     14B. - (1) The Mayor of London shall keep under review the system of highways and proposed highways in Greater London and the allocation of responsibility for that system between the different local highway authorities.
 
    (2) If the Mayor of London considers it expedient that-
 
 
    (a) any highway or proposed highway in Greater London, other than a trunk road, should become a GLA road, or
 
    (b) that any GLA road should cease to be such a road and should become a road for which the highway authority is a London borough council or the Common Council,
  the Greater London Authority may by order direct that that highway or proposed highway shall become, or (as the case may be) that that road shall cease to be, a GLA road as from such date as may be specified in that behalf in the order.
 
      (3) Where an order under subsection (2) above directs that a highway or proposed highway shall become a GLA road, it shall become such a road as from the date specified in that behalf in the order.
 
      (4) Where an order under subsection (2) above directs that a GLA road shall cease to be such a road, then, as from the date specified in that behalf in the order, the road shall cease to be a GLA road and the following authority, that is to say-
 
 
    (a) where the road is situated in a London borough, the council for the London borough, and
 
    (b) where the road is situated in the City, the Common Council,
  shall become the highway authority for the road.
 
      (5) An order under this section shall be of no effect unless-
 
 
    (a) it is made with the consent of the relevant highway authority; or
 
    (b) if that consent is refused, it is confirmed (with or without modification) by the Secretary of State.
      (6) For the purposes of subsection (5) above, the relevant highway authority is-
 
 
    (a) in the case of an order directing that a highway or proposed highway shall become a GLA road, the authority which is the highway authority for the highway or proposed highway; and
 
    (b) in the case of an order directing that a GLA road shall cease to be such a road, the authority which will become the highway authority for the road in consequence of the order."
Certification, lists and maps of GLA roads.     209. After section 14B of the Highways Act 1980 there shall be inserted-
 
 
"Certification, lists and maps of GLA roads.     14C. - (1) A certificate by or on behalf of Transport for London that any highway or proposed highway is, or is not, for the time being a GLA road shall be evidence of the facts stated in the certificate.
 
    (2) A certificate under subsection (1) above may describe the highway or proposed highway in question by reference to a map.
 
      (3) Transport for London shall prepare and maintain a list of, and a map showing, the highways and proposed highways which are for the time being GLA roads.
 
      (4) Transport for London shall deposit a copy of that list and of that map with the Greater London Authority, each of the London borough councils and the Common Council.
 
      (5) Transport for London, and the Greater London Authority, each of the London borough councils and the Common Council, shall make the list and map, or (as the case may be) the copies of the list and map deposited with them, available for inspection by the public at all reasonable hours."
 
Supplementary provisions.     210. - (1) After section 14C of the Highways Act 1980 there shall be inserted-
 
 
"Construction of provisions relating to GLA roads.     14D. - (1) Any reference in any provision of this Act or any other enactment to a GLA road shall be construed as a reference to a highway or proposed highway in Greater London which is for the time being a GLA road by virtue of-
 
    (a) section 2(3) above;
 
    (b) an order made by the Secretary of State under section 14A above; or
 
    (c) an order made under section 14B above by the Greater London Authority.
      (2) The functions conferred or imposed on the Greater London Authority in relation to GLA roads shall be functions of the Authority which are exercisable by the Mayor acting on behalf of the Authority.
 
      (3) Subsection (2) above does not apply in relation to any function expressly conferred or imposed on the Assembly."
 
      (2) In section 325 of the Highways Act 1980 (regulations, schemes and orders)-
 
 
    (a) in subsection (1)(d) (power to confirm orders exercisable by statutory instrument, except as there mentioned) after "sections 14," there shall be inserted "14B,";
 
    (b) in subsection (2)(b) (orders subject to negative parliamentary procedure) after "section" there shall be inserted "14A or".
      (3) Section 326 of the Highways Act 1980 (revocation or variation of schemes and orders) shall be amended as follows.
 
      (4) In subsection (2) (orders made otherwise than by statutory instrument) after "section 14," there shall be inserted "14B,".
 
      (5) In subsection (6) (orders which may make consequential provision) after "section 14," there shall be inserted "14A, 14B,".
 
      (6) In section 329 of the Highways Act 1980 (further provisions as to interpretation) in subsection (1), the following definition shall be inserted at the appropriate place-
 
 
    ""GLA road" shall be construed in accordance with section 14D(1) above;".
 
London borough councils
Exercise of powers so as to affect another authority's roads.     211. After section 301 of the Highways Act 1980 there shall be inserted-
 
 

"London borough council affecting roads of another authority
London borough council exercising powers so as to affect another authority's roads.     301A. - (1) No London borough council shall exercise any power under this Act in a way which will affect, or be likely to affect,-
 
 
    (a) a GLA road, or
 
    (b) a road in another London borough,
  unless the requirements of subsections (2) and (3) below have been satisfied.
 
      (2) The first requirement is that the council has given notice of the proposal to exercise the power in the way in question-
 
 
    (a) to Transport for London; and
 
    (b) in a case where the road concerned is in another London borough, to the council for that borough.
      (3) The second requirement is that-
 
 
    (a) the proposal has been approved by Transport for London, in the case of a GLA road, or by the London borough council concerned, in the case of any other road; or
 
    (b) the period of one month beginning with the date on which Transport for London and, where applicable, the council received notice of the proposal has expired without Transport for London or the council having objected to the proposal; or
 
    (c) any objection made by Transport for London or the council has been withdrawn; or
 
    (d) where an objection has been made by Transport for London or a London borough council and not withdrawn, the Greater London Authority has given its consent to the proposal after consideration of the objection.
      (4) Before deciding whether to give any consent for the purposes of subsection (3)(d) above, the Greater London Authority may cause a public inquiry to be held.
 
      (5) If Transport for London has reason to believe-
 
 
    (a) that a London borough council is proposing to exercise a power under this Act in a way which will affect, or be likely to affect, a GLA road or a road in another London borough, and
 
    (b) that notice of the proposal is required to be, but has not been, given in accordance with subsection (2) above,
  Transport for London may give a direction to the council requiring it not to proceed with the proposal until the requirements of subsections (2) and (3) above have been satisfied.
 
      (6) If a London borough council exercises any power in contravention of this section, Transport for London may take such steps as it considers appropriate to reverse or modify the effect of the exercise of that power.
 
      (7) For the purposes of subsection (6) above, Transport for London shall have power to exercise any power of the London borough council on behalf of that council.
 
      (8) Any reasonable expenses incurred by Transport for London in taking any steps under subsection (6) above shall be recoverable by Transport for London from the London borough council concerned as a civil debt.
 
      (9) The Mayor of London may issue a direction dispensing with the requirements of subsections (2) and (3) above in such circumstances as may be specified in the direction.
 
      (10) A direction under subsection (9) above may, in particular, dispense with those requirements as respects-
 
 
    (a) all or any of the London borough councils;
 
    (b) all or any of the GLA roads;
 
    (c) all or any of the roads which are neither GLA roads nor trunk roads;
 
    (d) the exercise of such powers as may be specified in the direction in such manner or circumstances as may be so specified.
      (11) Any direction under subsection (9) above may be varied or revoked by a further direction under that subsection.
 
      (12) In this section "road" means any length of highway or of any other road to which the public has access and includes bridges over which a road passes.
 
      (13) Subsection (12) above is without prejudice to the construction of references to GLA roads.
 
      (14) The functions of the Greater London Authority under this section shall be functions of the Authority which are exercisable by the Mayor of London acting on behalf of the Authority.
 
      (15) For the purposes of this section-
 
 
    (a) the City of London shall be treated as if it were a London borough;
 
    (b) the Common Council shall be treated as if it were the council for a London borough; and
 
    (c) the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple shall be treated as forming part of the City."
 
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