The London Gateway Port Harbour Empowerment Order 2008

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2008/1261

2008 No. 1261

Harbours, Docks, Piers And Ferries

The London Gateway Port Harbour Empowerment Order 2008

Made 2nd May 2008

Coming into force 16th May 2008

The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company has applied for a harbour empowerment order under section 16 of the Harbours Act 1964 (“the 1964 Act”)1;

The Secretary of State is satisfied as mentioned in section 16(5) of the 1964 Act;

The Secretary of State caused an inquiry to be held for the purposes of the application pursuant to paragraph 18 of Part 1 of Schedule 3 to the 1964 Act; and

The Secretary of State has considered the objections made and not withdrawn and the report of the person who held the inquiry and has determined to make an order giving effect to the proposals comprised in the application with modifications which in her opinion do not make any substantial change to the proposals.

Accordingly, the Secretary of State for Transport (being the appropriate Minister under section 16(1) of the 1964 Act2) makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by that section and now vested in her3:

1 PRELIMINARY

PART 1

PRELIMINARY

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as The London Gateway Port Harbour Empowerment Order 2008 and comes into force on 16th May 2008.

S-2 Interpretation

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this Order—

“the 1845 Act” means the Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 18454;

“the 1847 Act” means the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 18475;

the 1961 Act” means the Land Compensation Act 19616;

the 1965 Act” means the Compulsory Purchase Act 19657;

the 1968 Act” means the Port of London Act 19688;

the 1980 Act” means the Highways Act 19809;

“the 1990 Act” means the Town and Country Planning Act 199010;

“the 1991 Act” means the New Roads and Street Works Act 199111;

“the 1995 Order” means the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 199512;

“AOD” means above Ordnance Datum (Newlyn);

“the area of jurisdiction” means the area shown washed green on Sheet No. 209 of the deposited plans;

“the authorised works” means the works and operations authorised by Part 3;

“bridleway”, “footpath”, “highway” and “highway authority” have the same meaning as in the 1980 Act;

“chart datum” in relation to any location, at any time, means the datum level ascertained at that time by reference to the relevant charts;

“the Company” means London Gateway Port Limited, a company limited by shares and incorporated under the Companies Act 198513, whose registered number is 4341592;

“conditions of restricted visibility” means any occasion when visibility is less than 0.5 nautical miles;

“construction” includes execution and placing and, in its application to works which include or comprise any operation, means the carrying out of that operation but does not include hydrodynamic dredging or maintenance dredging, and “construct” shall be construed accordingly;

“container vessel” means a vessel which is used for carrying cargo and fitted with fixed or portable cell guides for the carriage of containers;

“the deposited plans” and “the deposited sections” mean, respectively, the plans and sections certified by the Secretary of State as the plans and sections for the purposes of this Order pursuant to article 69 (certification of plans, etc.);

“the Dockmaster” means the dockmaster appointed by the Harbour Authority under this Order;

“dredging” includes hydrodynamic dredging and “dredge” shall be construed accordingly;

“environmental document” means—

(a) the environmental statement prepared for the purposes of the application for this Order together with any supplementary environmental statement or other document so prepared by way of clarification or amplification of the environmental statement; and

(b) any other document containing environmental information provided by the Harbour Authority to the Secretary of State or the PLA for the purposes of any tidal works approval under article 16 (tidal works not to be constructed without approval of the Secretary of State) or paragraph 2 of Schedule 8;

“the footpath plans” means Sheets Nos. 268 to 272 of the deposited plans;

“functions” includes powers and duties;

“the Habitats Directive” means Council Directive 92/43/EECof 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (as amended);

“the Habitats Regulations” means the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c) Regulations 199414(as amended), which implement the Habitats Directive;

“the Harbour Authority” means the Company in its capacity as a harbour authority established by article 8 (jurisdiction of the Harbour Authority);

“the Harbour Master” means a person appointed by the PLA to be a harbour master and includes his deputies and assistants;

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

“hovercraft” means a vehicle which is designed to be supported when in motion wholly or partly by air expelled from the vehicle to form a cushion of which the boundaries include the ground, water or other surface beneath the vehicle;

“hydrodynamic dredging” means any operation that has the effect of materially increasing the depth of water at a given location by disturbing material in the bed of the river or of the sea so that such material is displaced from the bed of the river or of the sea at that location without being removed from the river or the sea, but does not include operations which keep sediment in flux;

“the limits of construction activity” means the limits of construction activity shown marked “LOC” on the deposited plans;

“the limits of construction activity for dredging” means the limits of construction activity for the operations authorised by article 13 (power to dredge) and shown marked “LOC(D)” on the deposited plans;

“the limits of deviation” means the limits of deviation shown marked “LOD” on the deposited plans;

“the limits of deviation for dredging” means the limits of deviation for the operations authorised by article 13 (power to dredge) and shown marked “LOD(D)” on the deposited plans;

“the local highway authority” means Thurrock Borough Council acting as a highway authority under the 1980 Act, or any successor body;

“London Gateway Port” means the harbour authorised by this Order within the area of jurisdiction;

“the main channel” means the deep water channel authorised in Dredging Work No.2 in paragraph 2 of Schedule 3;

“maintain” includes inspect, repair, adjust, alter, remove, reconstruct, replace, re-lay, renew and update and “maintenance” shall be construed accordingly;

“maintenance dredging” means any dredging operation carried out under article 13 (power to dredge) in order to maintain the areas referred to in Schedule 3 to their respective depths, widths, positions or diameters as set out in that Schedule;

“mean high water level” means the level which is half way between mean high water springs and mean high water neaps;

“the mitigation land” means the land numbered 182 to 184, 191 to 194, 196 to 201 and 203 on Sheets Nos. 273 to 291 of the deposited plans and described in Schedule 12;

“Network Rail” means Network Rail Infrastructure Limited and any associated company of Network Rail Infrastructure Limited 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) the holding company of Network Rail Infrastructure Limited or another subsidiary of the holding company of Network Rail Infrastructure Limited;

“personal watercraft” means any watercraft (not being a structure which by reason of its concave shape provides buoyancy for the carriage of persons or goods) propelled by a jet engine or other mechanical means of propulsion and steered either—

(a) by means of a handlebar-operated linkage system (with or without a rudder at the stern); or

(b) by the person or persons riding the craft using his or their body weight for the purpose; or

(c) by a combination of the methods referred to in (a) and (b);

“the PLA” means the Port of London Authority operating under the 1968 Act;

“the PLA limits” means the area defined by the limits set out in paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the 1968 Act;

“the planning restrictions plan” means Sheet No. 210 of the deposited plans;

“plans” include sections, elevations, drawings, specifications, programmes and method statements and includes hydraulic information;

“the port premises” means such works, berthing pockets, land and premises as are situated within the area of jurisdiction at any time belonging to, vested in or occupied by the Harbour Authority and used, intended to be used or set aside for the purposes of, or in connection with, the commercial management and operation of the authorised works or of the undertaking;

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

“Rainbow Lane” means the street of that name in Stanford-le-Hope, Thurrock;

“reference point” means an Ordnance Survey National Grid reference point;

“the related development” means the proposed London Gateway Commercial and Logistics Centre given outline planning permission by the Secretary of State on 30 May 2007 following an application made in 2002 and given registration reference TH/02/00084/OUT;

“the relevant charts” means, at any time, the Admiralty Chart for the Thames Estuary numbered 1183 and the Admiralty Chart for the River Thames Canvey Island to Tilbury numbered 1186, as published by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office from time to time, or any amendment, replacement or recognised substitute of those charts as published by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office or any successor body;

“the river”...

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