379. Powers of public authorities to take minerals.

(v)     Public Authorities

379.     Powers of public authorities to take minerals.

Highway authorities have the right to dig and gather materials for the purpose of repairing roads out of and from commons, and also in some cases from inclosed land which is not of a strictly private nature1.

Railway and other authorities2 have special powers in respect of getting materials for the construction of railways and other works3; and water and sewerage authorities and the Environment Agency4 have similar powers5.