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London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill [HL]—continued


 

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Part 5

Charging Points for Electric Vehicles

18Charging points for electric vehicles
(1)A London authority may provide and operate charging apparatus for electrically powered motor vehicles—
(a)in any public off-street car park under the management and control of the authority;
(b)on any highway for which they are responsible as highway authority.
(2)A London authority may grant a person permission to provide or operate charging apparatus for electrically powered motor vehicles—
(a)in any public off-street car park under the management and control of the authority;
(b)on any highway for which they are responsible as highway authority.
(3)Section 115D of the 1980 Act (limit on powers to provide amenities on the highway) shall apply in relation to the exercise of the powers under this section as it applies in relation to the exercise of powers under sections 115B and 115C of that Act.
(4)The powers under this section may not be exercised in relation to a local Act walkway unless walkway consent has been obtained first.
(5)Subject to subsection (6), a London authority may grant a permission under subsection (2) upon such conditions as they think fit, including conditions requiring the payment to the authority of such reasonable charges as they may determine.
(6)Nothing in this section—
(a)is to be taken as authorising the creation of a nuisance or of a danger to users of a highway or a public off-street car park; or
(b)(in relation to permissions granted under subsection (2)) is to be taken as imposing on a London authority by whom a permission has been granted any liability for injury, damage or loss resulting from the presence on a highway or public off-street car park of the charging apparatus to which the permission relates; or
(c)is to be taken as imposing on a London authority any liability for injury, damage or loss resulting from the presence on a highway or public off-street car park of a connecting cable; or
(d)shall prejudice the right of a London authority to require an indemnity against any claim in respect of injury, damage or loss arising out of the grant of a permission granted under subsection (2),

but paragraph (d) is not to be taken as requiring any person to indemnify a London authority against any claim in respect of injury, damage or loss which is attributable to the negligence of the London authority.

(7)For the purposes of determining who is liable for injury, damage or loss resulting from the presence on a highway or public off-street car park of a connecting cable at or near charging apparatus provided under this section, it shall be presumed that the person in charge of the relevant vehicle at the relevant time had responsibility for and control of the cable.
(8)In subsection (7)—

"the relevant vehicle" means the vehicle in respect of which the connecting cable was about to be, was being or had been used for charging;

"the relevant time" means the time when the liability arose.

(9)This section is without prejudice to section 162 of the 1980 Act (penalty for placing rope, etc. across highway).
(10)In this section—

"charging apparatus" includes any fixed equipment but excludes any connecting cable;

"connecting cable" means any cable or wire, whether provided by the authority or otherwise, used to connect the charging apparatus to a vehicle and that is not permanently attached to the charging apparatus;

"local Act walkway" and "walkway consent" have the same meanings as in section 115A of the 1980 Act.

19Notices to be given before exercise of powers under section 18
(1)Subject to subsection (4), a London authority shall not—
(a)exercise any power conferred by section 18(1); or
(b)grant any permission under section 18(2),

unless they have first published a notice under this section.

(2)A London authority shall publish a notice under this section—
(a)by affixing it in a conspicuous position at or near the place to which the proposal relates; and
(b)by serving a copy of the notice on the owner and occupier of any premises appearing to the London authority to be likely to be materially affected.
(3)A notice under this section—
(a)shall give details of the proposal; and
(b)shall specify a period (being not less than 28 days after the publication of the notice) during which representations regarding the proposal may be made to the London authority.
(4)Where a London authority have published a notice under this section, they shall not exercise the power or grant the permission to which the notice relates until they have taken into consideration all representations made to them in connection with the proposal within the period specified in the notice.
20Duties to consult or obtain consent of other authorities
(1)A London authority shall not—
(a)exercise any power conferred by section 18(1); or
(b)grant any permission under section 18(2),

in relation to a highway unless they have—

(aa)   obtained the consent of any authority other than themselves who are the highway authority for the highway; and

(bb)   consulted any authority other than themselves who are a local planning authority, as defined in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8) for the area in which, as the case may be, they propose to exercise the power or to which the proposed permission would relate.

(2)Where a highway to which this Part of this Act applies is maintained by a relevant railway undertaker, a London authority shall not exercise any power conferred by section 18(1) or grant a permission in relation to it under section 18(2) except with the consent of the relevant railway undertaker.
(3)In this section, "relevant railway undertaker" means—
(a)Network Rail Infrastructure Limited;
(b)London Underground Limited; or
(c)any of their subsidiaries (within the meaning given by section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006 (c. 46).
21Failure to comply with terms of permission
(1)If it appears to a London authority that a person to whom they have granted a permission under section 18(2) has committed any breach of the terms of that permission, they may serve a notice on him requiring him to take such steps to remedy the breach as are specified in the notice within such time as is so specified.
(2)If a person on whom a notice is served under subsection (1) fails to comply with the notice, the London authority may take the steps themselves.
(3)Where a London authority have incurred expenses in the exercise of the power conferred on them by subsection (2), those expenses, together with interest at such reasonable rate as the authority may determine from the date of service of a notice of demand for the expenses, may be recovered by the London authority from the person on whom the notice under subsection (1) was served.
22Offence of unlawful use of charging point
(1)A charging point provided under section 18(1) or (2) may be used only for charging vehicles unless—
(a)in the case of a charging point provided under section 18(1) the London authority specifies otherwise; or
(b)in the case of a charging point provided under section 18(2) the permission specifies otherwise.
(2)If a council specifies that a charging point provided under section 18(1) may be used for some purpose other than the charging of vehicles, then they may indicate on the charging point what those purposes are (which may be by reference to purposes that are not so specified).
(3)If a permission under section 18(2) specifies that the charging point may be used for some purpose other than the charging of vehicles, then the person to whom the permission is given may indicate on the charging point what those purposes are (which may be by reference to purposes that are not so specified).
(4)If a person uses a charging point for a purpose other than charging a vehicle he shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.
(5)A person is not guilty of an offence under subsection (4) if he used the charging point for a purpose that was specified in accordance with subsection (1)(a) or (b) and an indication was at the time when he used the charging point provided on the charging point in accordance with subsection (2) or (3).

Part 6

London Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2008

23Repeal of provision in and minor amendment to 2008 Act
(1)Section 6 of the London Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2008 (c. iii) (limitation on service of notice to owner: parking) is repealed.
(2)In section 7(2)(b) of that Act (limitation on service of notice to owner: road traffic contraventions), the word "may" is omitted.

 
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