The Incidental Flooding and Coastal Erosion (Wales) Order 2011

CitationSI 2011/2829 (W302)

2011 No. 2829 (W.302)

COAST PROTECTION, WALES

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, WALES

FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT, WALES

The Incidental Flooding and Coastal Erosion (Wales) Order 2011

Made 22th November 2011

Coming into force 1st December 2011

The Welsh Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 38(8) and 39(12) of the Flood and Water Management Act 20101make the following Order.

A draft of this instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution of the National Assembly for Wales pursuant to sections 38(9)(b) and 39(13)(b) of that Act.

S-1 Title, application and commencement

Title, application and commencement

1. The title of this Order is the Incidental Flooding and Coastal Erosion (Wales) Order 2011; it applies in relation to Wales and comes into force on 1 December 2011.

S-2 Interpretation

Interpretation

2. In this Order—

(a) “the 1991 Act” (“Deddf 1991”) means the Water Resources Act 19912; and

(b) “the 2010 Act” (“Deddf 2010”) means the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

S-3 Application of compulsory purchase provisions to section 38 of the 2010 Act

Application of compulsory purchase provisions to section 38 of the 2010 Act

3.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), section 154 of the 1991 Act3applies for the purposes of section 38 of the 2010 Act as if the functions referred to in section 154(1) of the 1991 Act included functions under section 38 of the 2010 Act.

(2) Section 157 of the 1991 Act4applies for the purposes of section 38 of the 2010 Act as if—

(a)

(a) section 157(2)(b) were omitted;

(b)

(b) the reference in section 157(6)(a) to an order under section 168 were omitted; and

(c)

(c) section 157(6)(c) to (e) were omitted.

(3) An authorisation to the Environment Agency under section 154 of the 1991 Act as applied by paragraph (1) may be given only for the purposes of enabling the United Kingdom to comply with its obligations under—

(a)

(a) the Habitats Directive in relation to any steps and measures under Article 6 of that Directive or policies under Article 10 of that Directive;

(b)

(b) the Water Framework Directive in relation to any environmental objectives; or

(c)

(c) the Wild Birds Directive in relation to any steps and measures under Articles 2, 3 or 4 of that Directive.

(4) In this article—

(a)

(a) “environmental objectives” has the same meaning as in the Water Framework Directive;

(b)

(b) “the Habitats Directive” (“y Gyfarwyddeb Cynefinoedd”) means Council Directive 92/43/EECon the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora5;

(c)

(c) “the Water Framework Directive” (“y Gyfarwyddeb Fframwaith Dŵr”) means Directive 2000/60/ECof the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy6; and

(d)

(d) “the Wild Birds Directive” (“y Gyfarwyddeb Adar Gwyllt”) means Directive 2009/147/ECof the European Parliament and of the Council on the conservation of wild birds7.

S-4 Application of compulsory purchase provisions to section 39 of the 2010 Act

Application of compulsory purchase provisions to section 39 of the 2010 Act

4.—(1) Section 154 of the 1991 Act applies for the purposes of section 39 of the 2010 Act as if—

(a)

(a) the words “A local authority” were substituted for the words “The Agency” where they first appear in section 154(1);

(b)

(b) the functions referred to in section 154(1) included functions under section 39 of the 2010 Act;

(c)

(c) the words “the local authority” were substituted for the words “the Agency”—

(i) the second place they appear in section 154(1);

(ii) where they appear in section 154(2), (3) and (4); and

(iii) the second and third places they appear in section 154(6); and

(d)

(d) “local authority” has the same meaning as in section 39(6) of the 2010 Act.

(2) Section 157 of the 1991 Act applies for the purposes of section 39 of the 2010 Act as if—

(a)

(a) the words “A local authority” were substituted for the words “The Agency” where they appear in section 157(1);

(b)

(b) the words “the local authority” were substituted for the words “the Agency” where they appear in section 157(2)(a) and (6);

(c)

(c) section 157(2)(b) were omitted;

(d)

(d) the reference in section 157(6)(a) to an order under section 168 were omitted;

(e)

(e) section 157(6)(c) to (e) were omitted; and

(f)

(f) “local authority” had the same meaning as in section 39(6) of the 2010 Act.

S-5 Application of power of entry provisions to section 38 of the 2010 Act

Application of power of entry provisions to section 38 of the 2010 Act

5.—(1) Section 170 of the 1991 Ac8) applies for the purposes of section 38 of the 2010 Act as if the reference in subsection (4) to any power conferred by any of the provisions of sections 159, 160, 162(2) and (3) and 163 of the 1991 Act were a reference to any power conferred by section 38 of the 2010 Act.

(2) Section 171 of the 1991 Act9applies for the purposes of section 38 of the 2010 Act as if—

(a)

(a) the functions referred to in section 171(2)(a) included functions under section 38 of the 2010 Act; and

(b)

(b) section 171(2)(b) were omitted.

(3) Schedule 20 to the 1991 Act10applies for the purposes of section 38 of the 2010 Act as if—

(a)

(a) the references in paragraphs 1 and 2(1)(a) to powers conferred by sections 169 to 172 of the 1991 Act were references to powers conferred by section 170 or 171 of the 1991 Act as applied by this article;

(b)

(b) the words “the premises in question are on agricultural land,” were inserted after “where” in paragraph 1(2);

(c)

(c) the reference in paragraph 1(3) to the power conferred by section 170 of the 1991 Act were a reference to that power as applied by this article;

(d)

(d) the reference in paragraph 2(4) to the power conferred by section 171 of the 1991 Act were a reference to that power as applied by this article;

(e)

(e) references to a power to which Schedule 20 applies were references to any power conferred by section 170 or 171 of the 1991 Act as applied by this article, including a power exercisable by virtue of a warrant under Schedule 20;

(f)

(f) paragraph 8(2) were omitted; and

(g)

(g) “agricultural land” had the same meaning as in section 145 of the 1991 Act.

S-6 Application of power of entry provisions to section 39 of the 2010 Act

Application of power of entry provisions to section 39 of the 2010 Act

6.—(1) Section 170 of the 1991 Act applies for the purposes of section 39 of the 2010 Act as if—

(a)

(a) the words “a local authority” were substituted for the words “the Agency”—

(i) where they appear in section 170(1); and

(ii) where they first appear in section 170(3);

(b)

(b) the words “the local authority” were substituted for the words “the Agency”—

(i) where they appear in section 170(2); and

(ii) the second place they appear in section 170(3);

(c)

(c) the reference in subsection (4) to any power conferred by any of the provisions of sections 159, 160, 162(2) and (3) and 163 of the 1991 Act were a reference to any power conferred by section 39 of the 2010 Act; and

(d)

(d) “local authority” had the same meaning as in section 39(6) of the 2010 Act.

(2) Section 171 of the 1991 Act applies for the purposes of section 39 of the 2010 Act as if—

(a)

(a) the words “a local authority” were substituted for the words “the Agency” where they appear in section 171(1);

(b)

(b) the words “the local authority” were substituted for the words “the Agency” where they appear in section 171(2)(a) and (3)(c);

(c)

(c) the functions referred to in section 171(2)(a) included functions under section 39 of the 2010 Act;

(d)

(d) section 171(2)(b) were omitted; and

(e)

(e) “local authority” had the same meaning as in section 39(6) of the 2010 Act.

(3) Schedule 20 to the 1991 Act applies for the purposes of section 39 of the 2010 Act as if—

(a)

(a) the references in paragraphs 1 and 2(1)(a) to powers conferred by sections 169 to 172 of the 1991 Act were references to powers conferred by section 170 or 171 of the 1991 Act as applied by this article;

(b)

(b) the words “the premises in question are on agricultural land” were inserted after “where” in paragraph 1(2);

(c)

(c) the reference in paragraph 1(3) to the power conferred by section 170 of the 1991 Act were a reference to that power as applied by this article;

(d)

(d) the reference in paragraph 2(4) to the power conferred by section 171 of the 1991 Act were a reference to that power as applied by this article;

(e)

(e) references to a power to which...

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