If a highway authority which receives an application for consent under sub-
paragraph (1) fails to notify the applicant of its decision on the application
before the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the date on which the
application was made, it shall be deemed to have granted it.
For the purposes of the works authorised by this Act, the nominated
temporarily stop up or alter or divert any highway or part of a
for any reasonable time divert traffic from, and prevent persons
passing along, any highway or part of a highway, and
break up or interfere with any highway or part of a highway
(including any sewer, drain or tunnel in it).
The nominated undertaker shall provide reasonable access for pedestrians
going to or from premises abutting on a highway affected by the exercise of
the powers conferred by sub-paragraph (1) if there would otherwise be no
Before exercising the powers conferred by sub-paragraph (1) in relation to a
highway and to an extent specified in the following table, the nominated
undertaker shall consult the highway authority about the exercise of the