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(1) In this Act—
“bridleway”, “carriageway”, “footpath”, “footway”, “highway”, “highway authority” and “local highway authority” have the same meanings as in the Highways Act 1980 (c 66);
“burial ground” means a churchyard, cemetery or other ground, whether consecrated or not, which has at any time been set apart for the purposes of interment;
“development” has the same meaning as in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c 8);
“the EIA regulations” has the meaning given by section 10(9);
“limits of deviation” means the limits of deviation which are shown on the deposited plans;
“limits of land to be acquired or used” means the limits of land to be acquired or used which are shown on the deposited plans;
“owner” has the same meaning as in the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (c 67);
“scheduled works” has the meaning given by section 1(1);
“unitary authority” means—
(a) the council of any county so far as it is the council for an area for which there are no district councils;
(b) the council of any district comprised in an area for which there is no county council;
(c) the council of a London borough;
(d) the Common Council of the City of London.
(2) References in this Act to Crossrail are to a railway transport system running from Maidenhead, in the County of Berkshire, and Heathrow Airport, in the London Borough of Hillingdon, through central London to Shenfield, in the County of Essex, and Abbey Wood, in the London Borough of Greenwich.
(3) References in this Act to land within the relevant limits are to land within the limits of deviation for the scheduled works or within the limits of land to be acquired or used.
(4) References in this Act to the nominated undertaker shall be construed in accordance with section 39.
(5) In this Act—
(a) a reference to a highway or any other place identified by letters and numbers is a reference to the highway or place shown as such on the deposited plans;
(b) a reference to a work identified by numbers (or numbers and a letter) is a reference to the scheduled work of those numbers (or those numbers and letter);
(c) any reference in any description of works, powers or land to area, distance, length or direction, or to a particular location, shall be construed as if qualified by the words “or thereabouts”;
(d) reference to distance, in relation to points on a road or railway, is to distance measured along the centre line of the road or railway.
(6) For the purposes of this Act, the level of the surface of land shall be taken—
(a) in the case of land on which a building is erected, to be the level of the surface of the ground adjoining the building, and
(b) in the case of a watercourse or other area of water, to be the level of the surface of the adjoining ground which is at all times above water level.
Royal Assent: 22 July 2008: (no specific commencement provision).