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The Water Industry Act 1991 - Section 155 and the Acquisition of Land Act 1981

1. Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in exercise of his powers under the above Acts, on 5 th June 2009 confirmed the Northumbrian Water Limited (Land at Craster and Dunstan) Compulsory Purchase Order 2008 submitted by Northumbrian Water Limited.

2. The order as confirmed provides for the purchase for the purposes of:­

(a) constructing a replacement of the existing Dunstan Sewage Treatment Works to serve the catchments of Craster North, Craster South and Dunstan;

(b) constructing a new underground pumping station adjacent to Dunstanburgh Road in Craster to replace the existing "Craster North" macerator station ("Craster North");

(c) constructing a new underground pumping station at South Acres in Craster to replace the existing "Craster South" macerator station ("Craster South");

(d) facilitating the construction of the new sewage treatment works and pumping stations;

(e) providing access; and

(f) de-commissioning the existing works at the locations referred to in (a), (b) and (c),

of the land and rights described in the Schedule hereto.

3. A copy of the order as confirmed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and of the maps referred to therein have been deposited at the Cottage Inn in Dunstan, Northumberland, NE66 3SZ and the Jolly Fisherman, Haven Hill, Craster Northumberland, NE66 3TR and may be seen at all reasonable hours.

4. The order as confirmed is subject to special parliamentary procedure and will become operative as provided by the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945. Unless the order is confirmed by Act of Parliament under section 6 of that Act, a person aggrieved by the order may, by application to the High Court within 6 weeks from the operative date, challenge its validity under section 23 of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981. The grounds for challenge can be that the authorisation granted by the order is not empowered to be granted or that there has been a failure to comply with any relevant statutory requirement relating to the order.

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