149. The area of protection.

The mining code of the Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 as originally enacted and the mining code of the Acquisition of Land Act 19811 extend to the railway2 or other undertaking3 and the area within the prescribed distance4 or, where no distance is prescribed, 40 yards from it5.

Under the substituted code6, the area of protection in relation to any seam7 of minerals is the area comprising any railway or works of the authority and such a lateral distance therefrom, on all or both sides, as is equal at each point along the railway to one-half of the depth of