160. Working without counter-notice.

Where the mining code of the Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 18451 or the mining code of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 applies2 there is no obligation on railway or other authorities to give a counter-notice3 and pay compensation; they may allow the mine owner4 to work the minerals5; and if a counter-notice is given as to part only of the minerals within the area of protection6, it is only in respect of that part that compensation must be paid7.

In the absence of a counter-notice or so far as the counter-notice does not extend, the mine owner may work