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Is there any set distance defining the extent of a highway authority's interest in the subsoil where the road is maintainable at public expense? What is required for the exercise of the powers and performance of statutory duties for the purposes of the Highways Act 1980?

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Produced in partnership with Richard Barlow and Jessica Aldridge of Browne Jacobson
Published on LexisPSL on 09/03/2017

The following Planning Q&A produced in partnership with Richard Barlow and Jessica Aldridge of Browne Jacobson provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Is there any set distance defining the extent of a highway authority's interest in the subsoil where the road is maintainable at public expense? What is required for the exercise of the powers and performance of statutory duties for the purposes of the Highways Act 1980?

Is there any set distance defining the extent of a highway authority's interest in the subsoil where the road is maintainable at public expense? What is required for the exercise of the powers and performance of statutory duties for the purposes of the Highways Act 1980?

Subject to the exclusion of trunk roads, section 263 of the Highways Act 1980 sets out

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