Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act of 1920

The Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act of 1920 was summarised as:

An Act to empower the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the borough of Huddersfield to construct tramways street improvements and other works; to confer further powers upon them with respect to their several undertakings; and for other purposes.

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10 & 11 GEORGE V.
HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION
GENERAL POWERS ACT 1920.
ARRATGEMENT OF SEOTIONS.
Preamble
Short and collective titles
Division into parts
Incorporation of Acts
Interpretation
PART 1.-PBEIJMIW.\RY,
PART II,-TRillWAYS AND RAILWAYS.
Power to make tramways tramroad and railways
Gauge
Power to deviate
Period for completion of works
Application of existing enactments
Oonfirmation of agreement with the Brigho118e Corporation
Extension of time for construction of tramways
Fares
Obeap farei:i for labouring classes
Revision of fares ••
As to construction working and use of railways
Agreements with Midland Railway Company
Saving for Postma.ster-Genera.l ••
For protection of the Wakefield Oorporation ••
For protection of the Oalder and Hebble Navigation
For protection of the Thornhill Estate
For protection of Orowther & Nicholson Limited
For protection of London and North Western Railway
Oompany ..
For protection of the Lancashire and Yorkshire and London
and North Western Railway Oompanies
For protection of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Oompany
For protection of the West Riding Oounty Oouncil ..
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PA.RT ill.-0:MNIBUSES.
Definition of road authority in this part of Act 26 33
Further powers for running omnibll8es 27 34
Oonditions as to running of motor omnibuses 28 36
As to cesser of powers .. 29 39
Provision in event of certain powers not being exercised
within limited period 30 39
PA.RT IV.-STB.EET lllPR0VEMENTS,
Power to make street improvements 31 40
Powers exercisable by the Brigholl8e Oorpora.tion 32 41
PART V.-LANDS.
Power to acquire Lands .. 33 41
Period for compulsory purchase of lands 34 41
Power to purchase additional lands by agreement 35 42
Extinction of private rights of way 36 42
For protection of Midland Railway Oompany 37 42
PART VI.-FINANCE.
Power to borrow .. 38 43
Extension of powers as to temporary borrowing 39 45
Power for Brigholl8e Corporation to borrow .. 40 45
Expenses of execution of Act .. 41 47
PART VII.-MISCELLANE0US.
Repeal of section 7 of Electric Lighting Order of 1904 42 48
Provision of ice-making machinery and cold air stores 43 48
Liability of occupiers for water rents in default of owners .. 44 48
Application of existing enactments 45 48
Costs of Act 46 51
So'HEDULES.
A~
AC.T
To empower the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses
of the borough of Huddersfield to construct
tramways street improvements and other
works ; to confer further powers upon them
with respect to their several undertakings ;
and for other purposes.
[ROYAL ASSENT 16TH AUGUST 1920.J
WHEREAS the county borough of Huddersfield in the West Preamble.
Riding of the county of York (in this Act called" the borough")
is a, municipal borough under the government of the Mayor
Aldermen and Burgesses thereof (in this Act called " the
5 Corporation ") :
And whereas it is expedient to empower the Corporation
to construct the tramways tramroad street improvements and
other works authorised by this Act and to make further provision
in regard to their tramway undertaking:
Prmrnllle. 2 Huililersjielil Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920.
And whereas certain of the tramways and street improvements
authorised by this Act will be situate in the borough of Brighouse
and an agreement has been entered into between the Corporation
and the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of that borough with
reference to such tramways and street improvements and it is 5
expedient to confirm the agreement (a copy of which is set forth
in the first schedule to this Act) and to make provision for carrying
it into effect :
And whereas by the Huddersfield Corporation Act 1913 the
Corporation are empowered to provide and run omnibuses within 10
the borough and it is expedient to confer powers upon them to
run omnibuses outside the borough :
And whereas it is expedient to empower the Corporation
to make and maintain the railways authorised by this Act and
to use the same for the carriage of minerals and other things 15
to and from their gas and electricity works and sanitary depot
and for such other purposes as they may determine :
And whereas it is expedient that the other provisions contained
in this Act be enacted :
And whereas the purposes of this Act cannot be effected 20
without the authority of Parliament:
And whereas estimates have been pr~pared by the
Corporation for the purposes hereinafter mentioned and such
estimates are as followsFor
the purchase of lands for and the construction
of the tramways and tramroad
authorised by this Act
For the provision and erection of posts standards
brackets conductors and other apparatus
works ~d conveniences for the purposes of
the tramways and tramroad authorised by
this Act
For the extension of the Corporation's car shed
and the provision ol a motor garage ..
£213,234
£35,468
£55,000
25
30
10
HudilersfieW. Oorporatwn (General Powers) Act 1920.
For the purchase of land and easements for and
the construction and equipment of the railways
authorised by this .Act
For the provision of tramway and railway
rolling stock ..
For the provision of motor omnibuses ..
For the construction of Street Works N os. 1 and 8
authorised by this .Act
For the provision of buildings for cold air storage
and for ice making machinery
For the provision of refrigerators ice making
machinery and other plant for those purposes
£57,850
£17,000
£18,780
£880
£10,000
£15,000
3 Preamb/.e.
And whereas the severa.1 works incJuded in such estimates
a.re permanent works and it is expedient that the cost thereof
15 should be spread over a term of years :
.And whereas estimates have been prepared of the cost of
constructing the street improvements which a.re to be executed
by the Brighouse Corporation in pursuance of the scheduled.
agreement and the amount thereof is nine thousand eight hundred
20 and one pounds and it is expedient to empower the Brighouse
Corporation to borrow that sum and the sum required for the
purchase of lands for those street improvements:
.And whereas in relation to the promotion of the bill for this
Act the requirements of the Borough Funds Acts 1872 and 1903
25 have been observed and the approval of the Minister of Health
has been obtained :
And whereas plans and sections showing the lines and levels
of the works authorised by this Act and also a book of reference
containing the names of the owners and lessees or reputed owners
.ao and lessees and of the occupiers of the lands required or which
may be taken for the purposes or under the powers of this Act
were duly deposited with the clerk of the peace for the West Riding
Preambu,. 4 Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920.
Part I.
Pnltmmary.
Short and
collective
titlea.
Division
into parts.
Incorporation

of Acts.
of the county of York which plans sections and book of reference
are in this Act respectively referred to as the deposited pJans
sections and book of reference :
MAY IT THEREFORE PLEASE YOUR MAJESTY
That it may be enacted and be it enacted by tbe King's Most 5
ExceJlent Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the
Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in this present
Parliament assembled and by tb.e authority of the same as
followsPART
1.-PREI,IMJNARY.
1. This Act may be cited as the Huddersfield Corporation
(General Powers) Act 1920 and the Huddersfield Corporation
Acts 1852 to 1919 the Huddersfield Corporation (Lands) Act 1920
and this Act may be cited together as the Huddersfield Corporation
10
Acts 1852 to 1920. lo
2. This .Act is divided into parts as followsPart
!.-Preliminary ;
Part 11.-Tramways and Railways ;
Part m.-Omnibuses ;
Part IV.-Street Improvements ;
Part V.-Lands ;
Part Vl.-Finance ;
Part VII.-Miscellaneous.
3. (1) The following Acts (so far as the same are applicable
20
for the purposes and are not inconsistent with the provisions 25
of this .Act) are hereby incorporated with this Act (namely):-
(a) The Lands Clauses .Acts with the following exception and
modification(i)
Section 127 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act
1845 (relating to the sale of superfluous lands) is 30
not incorporated with this .Act ;
5
Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920. 5
(ii) The bond required by section 85 of the Lands
Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 shall be under the
corporate seal of the Corporation and shall be
sufficient without the addition of the sureties
mentioned in that section ;
(b) Section 3 (Interpretation of terms) section 19 (Local
authority may lease or take tolls) part II and part ill
of the Tramways .Act 1870 : Provided that(i)
The words in section 19 of that Act" but nothing in
10 "this Act contained shall authorise any local
" authority to place or run carriages upon such
" tramway and to demand and take tolls and charges
" in re<JI>ect of the use of such carriages " shall not
apply to the Corporation;
15 (ii) Section 43 (Future purchase of undertaking by local
authority) of that Act shall not apply to the tramway
authorised by this Act to be constructed in the
parish of Fixby.
(2) Such of the provisions of the Tramways Act 1870 incor20
porated with this Act as are applicable in that behalf shall with any
necessary modifications extend to the tramroad authorised by this
Act and the provisions of sections 26 to 33, 46, 4 7, 49, 50, 54, 55 to
57 and 59 to 62 of that Act shall with any necessary modifications
extend to so much of the railways authorised by this Act as shall
25 be constructed upon highways.
Pall't I.
PreUminary.
4. (l) In this Act unless the subject or context otherwise Inter-. • pretat1on. reqmree--
(a) "The Corporation" means the Mayor Aldermen and
Burgesses of the borough of Huddersfield ;
30 (b) "The borough" means the county borough of Huddersfield;

( c) " The borough fund " and " the borough rate " mean
the borough fund and the borough rate of the borough ;
( d) " The town clerk " means the town clerk of the borough
35 and includes any person duly authorised to discharge
temporarily the duties of that office I;
Part I.
Pream~.
Part 11.
Tramway,ana
R.ailv,ay,.
Power to
make
tramways
tramroad
and
railways.
6 Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920.
( e) " The Brighouse Corporation " means the Mayor Aldermen
and Burgesses of the borough of Brighouse;
(f) " The scheduled agreement " means the agreement dated
the twelfth day of November nineteen hundred and
nineteen and made between the Corporation and the 5
Brighouse Corporation a copy of which is set forth in the
first schedule to this A.et ;
(g) " The A.et of 1913 " means the Huddersfield Corporation
A.et 1913 ;
(h) "The Corporation tramways" has the same meaning as in 10
the Act of 1913;
( i) "The Lands Clauses Acts " means the Lands Clauses
Acts as modified by the .Acquisition of Land (Assessment
of Compensation) Act 1919 and by this Act.
(2) Words and expressions to which meanings are assigned by lo
the enactments incorporated with this .Act have in this Act the
same respective meanings unless there be something in the subject
or context repugnant to such construction.
PART 11.-TR.AMWAYS AND RAILWAYS.
6. (1) Subjecttotheprovisionsofthis.ActtheCorporationmay 20
make form lay down work use and maintain the tramways tramroad
and railways hereinafter described in the lines and according to
the levels shown on the deposited plans and sections with all proper
rails plates junctions turnouts crossings passing-places posts poles
brackets wires waiting rooms carriage-houses sheds depots 25
buildings engines works and conveniences connected therewith.
(2) The tramways tramroad and railways hereinbefore referred
to and authorised by this Act all of which will be situate in the
borough except where otherwise stated are as follows -
Tramway No. 1.-(Double line 1 furlong 7·88 chains in length) 30
commencing in Bradford Road North by a junction
with the existing tramway at a point opposite to Allison
Drive passing along Bradford Road North and Netheroyd
Hill Road and terminating in the last named road n~.,ar
to Judy Lane ; 36
Huildersjield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920. 7
Tramroad No. 1.-(Double line 5 furlongs 1·36 chains in
length) in the borough and in the parish of Fixby in the
rural district of Halifax commencing by a junction with
Tramway No. 1 at its termination and terminating near
5 to the junction of Broomfield Road with Clough Lane ;
Tramway No. 2.-(Double line 5 furlongs 1·36 chains in
length) in the said parish of Fixby and in the borough
of Brighouse commencing by a junction with Tramroad
No. 1 at its termination passing along Clough Lane and
10 New Hey Road and terminating near to the junction of
Clough Lane with New Hey Road;
Tramway No. 3.-(1 mile 6 furlongs 3·40 chains in length
whereof 6 furlongs 4·31 chains will be single line and
7 furlongs 9.09 chains will be double line) in the borough
15 of Brighouse commencing by a junction with Tramway
No. 2 at its termination passing along New Hey Road
Crow Trees Lane a proposed new road Church Street
Ogden Lane Rastrick Common Gooder Lane Huddersfield
Road and Bradford Road and terminating by a junction
20 with the tramway of the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses
of the borough of Halifax opposite to Commercial Street
at its junction with BradfQrd Road ;
Tramway No. 4.-(3 furlongs in length whereof 2 furlongs
6 chains will be single line and 4 chains will be double
25 line) in the borough of Brighouse commencing in Huddersfield
Road by a junction with Tramway No. 3 at a point
opposite. Cliffe Road passing along Huddersfield Road
and Birds Royd Lane and terminating at the boundary
wall of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway;
30 'rramway No. 5.-(Double line 2 chains in length) in the
borough of Brighouse commencing in Gooder Lane by
a junction with Tramway No. 3 passing along Gooder
Lane and Birds Royd Lane and terminating by a
junction with Tramway No. 4;
Tramway No. 6.-(Double line 1 mile 4·6 chains in length)
commencing in Bradford Road North by a jnnction witb
Tramway No. 1 passing along Bradford Road North
and terminating at the borough boundary ;
Part II.
Tramway,atv.l
Railv,ay,.
Part II.
Tramway, and
Railtoay,.
Huddersfieul, Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920.
Tramway No. 7.-(Double line 1 mile 9·23 chains in length)
in the borough of Brighouse commencing in Huddersfield
Road at the borough boundary by a junction with
Tramway No. 6 passing along Huddersfield Road and
terminating by a junction with Tramway No. 3; 5
Tramway No. 8.-(Single line 3 furlongs in length) commencing
by a junction with the existing tramway in
Lidget Street passing along Lidget Street Holly Bank
Road and Halifax Road and terminating by a junction
with the existing tramway in that road; 10
Tramway No. 9.-(Single line 3 furlongs 3·21 chains in length)
commencing by a junction with the existing tramway at
Longroyd Bridge passing along Saint Thomas's Road
and Folly Hall and terminating by a junction with the
existing tramway in Folly Hall; 15
Tramways Nos. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.-(Each single line
0·67 chain in length) all situate in Saint Thomas's Road
and each commencing by a junction with Tramway No. 9
and terminating at the proposed extension of the Corporation's
car shed; 20
Tramway No. 16.-(Single line 1·31 chains in length) commencing
by a junction with Tramway No. 9 and terminating
by a junction with the existing tramway at the
junction of Saint Thomas's Road with Folly Hall;
Railway No. 1.-(5 furlongs 0·40 chain in length) com- 25
mencing in the Midland Railway Company's Goods
Yard and terminating at the Corporation's Gasworks ;
Railway No. 2.----(2 furlongs 0·30 chain in length) commencing
in the Midland Railway Company's Goods Yard by a
junction with Railway No. 1 forming a junction with an 30
existing railway siding and terminating near to the London
and North-Western Railway Company's Viaduct;
Railway No. 3.-(1 furlong 8·31 chains in length) commencing
in the Mid1and Railway Goods Yard by a junction with
Railway No. 2 and terminating near to the London and 35
North-Western Railway Company's Viaduct;
Huddersfield Corporation (General Po,zcers) Act 1920. 9
Railway No. 4.-(1 furlong 7·39 chains in length) commencing
in the :Midland Railway Goods Yard by a junction witb.
Railway No. 3 and terminating near to the London and
North-Western Railway Company's Viaduct ;
Railway No. 5.-(2·91 chains in length) commencing in Beaumont
Street by a Junction with Railway No. 1 passing
along Beaumont Street and Great Northern Street and
terminating by a junction with the existing ttamway
opposite to the tramway depot ;
10 Railway No. 6.-(2 furlongs 1·97 chains in length) commencing
in Great Northern Street by a junction with the existing
tramway at Ray Street passing along Great Northern
Street Hillhouse Lane and Sanitary Lane and terminating
at tbe entrance to the Sanitary Depot of the Corporation.
Part II.
Tramway, an l
Rauwayi.
15 8. (1) The railways authorised by this Act shall be con- Gauge.
structed on a gauge of four feet eight and a half inches and the
tramways and tramroad authorised by this Act shall be constructed
on the same gauge as the existing tramways of the Corporation
that is to say a gauge of four feet seven and three-quarter inches
20 or such other gauge as may from time to time be approved by
the Minister of Transport.
(2) Carriages or trucks adapted for use on railways shall not
be run on the tramways or tramroad authorised by thi~ Act.
7. (1) In the construction of woTks authorised by this Po"!'er to
25 part of this Act the Corporation may deviate from the lines shown deVIate.
on the deposited plans to any extent not exceeding the limits
of deviation shown on those plans and they may also deviate
from the levels shown on the deposited sections to any extent
not exceeding five feet upwards or downwards :
30 (2) Provided that in the exercise of the powers of this section
the Corporation shall not lay any rails along or across a road
except in such manner that the uppermost surface of the rail
shall be on a level with the surface of the road.
Part II.
Tramways and
Railways.
Period for
OOl!lpletion
of works.
10 Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920.
8. The works authorised by this part of this Act and shown
on the deposited plans shall be completed within five years from
the passing of this Act and on the expiration of that period the
powers by this Act granted to the Corporation for executing the
same or otherwise in relation thereto shall cease except as to so o
much thereof as shall then be completed.
Afpp~~tion 9. (1) The following enactments shall so far as the same
oexisting 0
1i bl · h bhlf d . . "hth enactments. are app ea e m t at e a an are not mconSIStent wit e
provisions of this Act extend and apply mutatis mutandis to and
in relation to the tramways and tramroad authorised by this Act- 10
HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION TRAMWAYS ACT 1900.
Section 8-(Inspection by Board of Trade) ;
Section 9-(Tramways to be kept on level of surface of road) ;
Section 10-(As to rails of tramways);
Section 11-(Further provisions as to construction of lo
tramways);
Section 12-(Penalty for not maintaining rails and roads);
Section 13-(Passing places to be constructed where less than
a certain width left between footway and tramway) ;
Section 14-(Power to make additional crossings &c.); 20
Section 15--(Temporary tramway to be made where
necessary);
Section 16--(Power to lay down double or interlacing lines
in place of single lines and vice versa);
Section 17-(Corporation may redu~ width of footway for 21>
constructing tramway} ;
Section 18-(Local authority to have access to sewers);
Section 19-(Application of road materials excavated in
construction of works);
Section 20-(Provisions as to motive power);
Section 21-(Special provisions as to use of electric,al power);
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Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920. 11
Section 23-(Power to attach brackets &c. to buildings);
Section 24-(Corporation may take up lines for purposes of
constructing others) ;
Section 37-{Power to Corporation to work tramways);
5 Section 39-(Traffic upon tramways);
Section 40---(Corporation not bound to carry goods); ,
Section 41-(Provision as to carriage of animals goods &c.
in separate carriages);
Section 42-(Tramways to form part of tramway undertaking
10 of Corporation) ;
Section 43-(Payment of tolls);
Section 44-(Passengers' 1 uggage) ;
Section 45-(As to fares on Sundays or holidays);
Section 47-(Periodical revision of rates and charges);
15 Section 4-8-(Bye-la.ws);
Section 49-(Amendment of Tramways Act 1870 as to byelaws
by Corporation) ;
Section 50-(Orders &c. of Board of Trade);
Section 56--(Provision as to General Tramway .Acts);
HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION TRAMWAYS ORDER 1903.
Section 7-(Alteration of tramways ) ;
Section 9-(For protection of Postmaster-General);
HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION ACT 1906.
Section 25-(Apparatus used for mechanical power to be
25 deemed part of tramways);
Section 26--(Penalty for malicious damage);
Section 51-(Trees or shrubs overhanging streets).
HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION TRAMWAY ORDER 1907.
Section 7-(Use of tramway posts by Postmaster-Genera.I):
Part II.
Tramways and'.
Railways.
Part II.
Tramways and
Rauways.
Confirmation

of
agreement
with the
Brighouse
Corporation.

Extez,sion
12 Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) A.et 1920.
Provided that(a)
The provisions of the said section 14 of the Act of 1900
shall be exercisable only with the consent of the Minister
of Transport ;
(b) No post or other apparatus for working tramways shall 5
be erected on the carriageway of any street or road
except with the consent of the Minister of Transport.
(2) The tram.road authorised by this Act shall be deemed to
be part of the Corporation tramways for the purposes of the Acts
relating to those tramways. 10
(3) The Corporation may generate and supply electricity for
working the Corporation tramways.
1 O. (1} The scheduled agreement is hereby confirmed and
made binding upon t}le Corporation and the Brighouse Corporation
and effect may and shall be given thereto accordingly subject to 15
such modifications (if any) as may be agreed between the parties
in writing under their respective corporate seals :
(2) Provided that the said agreement shall have effect
as if the Street Work No. 2 authorised by this Act had been
included in the second schedule to that agreement. 20
of time for of
con•
11. The period limited by the Act of 1913 for the construction
such of the tramways authorised by that Act as have not
been constructed is hereby extended until the expiration of five
years from the passing of this Act.
struction
of
tramway11.
Fares.
Cheap
fares for
labouring
classps.
12. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Huddersfield 25
Corporation Acts 1852 to 1919 the Corporation may demand and
take for every passenger travelling upon the Corporation tramways
or any part or parts thereof (including every expense incidental to
such conveyance) a fare not exceeding two pence per mile and in
computing the said fare a fraction of a mile shall be deemed a mile. 30
13. (1) The Corporation shall and they are hereby required
to run on the Corporation tramways a proper and sufficient service
of carriages for artizans mechanics and daily labourers each way
Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920. 13
every morning and every evening (Sundays Christmas Day and
Good Friday always excepted) at such hours not being later t'han
eight in the morning or earlier than five in the evening respectively
as may be most convenient for such workmen going to and
l> returning from their work at fares for the return journey not
exceeding the fares prescribed by the last preceding section for
the single journey. On Saturdays the Corporation in lieu of
running such carriages atter five o'clock in the evening shall run
the same at such hours between half-past eleven in the morning
10 and two o'clock in the afternoon as may be most convenient for
the said purposes.
(2) If complaint is made to the Minister of Transport that
such proper and sufficient service is not provided the Minister after ,
considering the circumstances of the locality may by order direct
15 the Corporation to provide such service as may appear to the
Minister to be reasonable.
(3) The Corporation shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding
five pounds for every day during which they fail to comply with
any order under this section.
20 (4) The following provisions are hereby repealed (namely):-
Section 27 of the Huddersfield Corporation Tramways Order
1897;
Section 32 of the Linthwaite Tramway Order 1898;
Section 46 of the Huddersfield Corporation Tramw.ays Act
.25 1900 ;
Section 8 of the Huddersfield Corporation Tramways Order·
1900;
So much of section 28 of the Huddersfield Corporation Act
1906 as applies section 46 of the said Act of 1900 to the
ao tramways authorised by the said Act of 1906 ; and
So much of section 33 of the Act of 1913 as applies section 46
of the said Act of 1900 to the tramways authorised by
the Act of 1913.
Part II.
Tramways and
.Railway11.
Part II.
Tramways and
Ra.iltoa.g 8.
14 HuiJil,ersfie7,a, Corporation (General Power,) Act 1920.
Revision of
fares~ 14. If at any time after three years from the date of the
passing of this Act or after three years from the date of any
order made in pursuance of this section in respect of the Corporation
tramways or any portion thereof it is represented in writing to the
Minister of Transport by the local authority of any district in . 5-
which the tramways or such portion are or is wholly or partly
situate or by twenty inhabitant ratepayers of that district or by
the Corporation that under the circumstances then existing all or
any of the fares or other charges demanded and taken in respect
of the traffic on the tramways or on such portion should be revised 10
the Minister of Transport may (if he thinks fit) direct an inquiry
in accordance with the provisions of the Ministry of Transport
Act 1919 and if after such inquiry it shall appear to the Minister
. of Transport that all or any of the fares or charges should be
revised the Minister may by order in writing under the hand of 15
an Assistant Secretary of the Ministry alter modify reduce or
(subject to the maximum fares and charges authorised by this Act)
increase all or any of the fares or charges to be taken in respect
of the Corporation tramways or of any portion thereof and
thenceforth such order shall be observed until the same is revoked 20
or modified by an order of the Minister of Transport made in
p111'8Uance of this section.
As to 1 &. (1) The railways authorised by this Act where con- :0~:X;tion structed upon highways shall be laid and maintained in such
all:d use of manner that the uppermost surface oflthe rail shall be on a level 25-
railways. with the surface of the road.
(2) The following enactments shall so far as they are
appJicable in that behaJf and are not inconsistent with the
provisions of thic, Act extend and apply mutatis mutandic, to and in
relation to the railways autnorised by this Act- 30·
HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION TRAMWAYS ACT 1900.
Section 8.-(Inspection by Board of Trade);
Section 11.-(Further provisions ~s to construction of
tramways);
Section 20.-(Provisions as to motive power); 35-
Huilile:rsfield Corporation (General Powers) .Act 1920. 15
Section 21.-(Special provi,ions as to electrical power);
Section 22.-(Power to adapt ttamways for use of mecha.nica.l
power);
Section 23.-(Power to attach brackets &c. to buildings).
HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION TRAMWAYS ORDER 1903.
Section 9.-(For protection of Postmaster-General).
(3) The railways authorised by this Act may be used by the
Corporation for the carriage of minerals and other things to and
from their gas works electricity works and sanitary depot and
10 for such other purposes of the Corporation (other than the carriage
of passengers) as the Corporation may determine.
Part II,
Tramway, anti
Railw4111.
16. The Corporation may enter into and carry into effect .Agreements
agreements with the Midland Railway Company for and in relation ~~1land
to the construction maintenance and user of all or any of the Railway
15 railways authorised by this Act and the construction maintenance Companv.
and user of additional sidings works and conveniences upon or in
the neighbourhood of the said Company's Jands.
17. Nothing in any agreement made under the authority of Saving for
this A.et shall affect the rights of His Majesty's Postmaster-General 0
Pos~rer- ene .....
20 under the Telegraph A.et 1878 to place and maintain telegraphic
lines in under upon along over or across the railways authorised
by this Act and from time to time to alter such telegraphic lines and
to enter upon the said railways for the purposes in the Telegraph
A.et 1878 specified and the Postmaster-General shall after the
25 making of any such agreement be at liberty to exercise all the
rights aforesaid notwithstanding that the said railways or any
of them are owned leased or worked by the Midland Railway
Company as freely and fully in all respects as he was entitled to
do before the making of any such agreement.
30 18. In constructing Tramways :Kos. 2 and 6 authorised For protecby
this A.et the following provisions for the protection of the Mayor ;:1i-:~!f:i8
Aldermen and Citizens of the city of "Wakefield (in this section C~rpor•
called "the Corporation of Wakefield") shall except so far as ation.
Part II.
Tramways and
Railways.
16 Huddersfielil Oorporati<>n (General Powers) Act 1920.
may be otherwise agreed between the Corporation and the Corporation
of \Vakefield have effect (that is to say) :-
(1) Before commencing to alter or interfere with any of the
water mains or pipes and valves of the Corporation of
Wakefield,the Corporation shall give fourteen days' notice 5
thereof in writing to the Corporation of ·wakefield
together with plans and sections of the proposed works
and the works consequent upon such alteration or interference
shall be carried out to the reasonable approval
of and under the superintendence of the engineer of the 10
Corporation of \Vakefield or his duly authorised deputy
or agent if he thinks fit to attend for that purpose.
The Corporation of '\Vakefield shall approve or disapprove
of the said plans and sections within fourteen days after
receipt thereof and if within that period they do not 15
signify to the Corporation their approval or disapproval
thereof they shall be taken to have approved;
(2) The works shall be so constructed as not to cause any
unnecessary damage to the said water mains or pipes.
and valves and if any damage be caused to such water 20
mains or pipes or valves in consequence of the execution
of the said works all loss costs damage and expenses
which the Corporation of Wakefield may reasonably
incur or be put unto in respect t_hereof shall be paid to
them by the Corporation ; 25
(3) The works to be constructed shall be so constructed
as to allow to the Corporation of Wakefield such access
to the said water mains or pipes and valves for the purpose
of reparation and renewal as shall in all the circumstances
of the case be reasonably practicable; 30
( 1.1) If any difference arise bet-ween the Corporation and the
Corporation of Wakefield touching anything to be done
or not to be done or any moneys to be paid under the
provisions of this section such difference shall be settled
by an engineer to be appointed (unless otherwise agreed 35
upon) upon the application of either of the parties in
difference by the President of the Institution of Civil
Engineers and the ~rovisions of the Arbitration Act 1889
shall apply to any such reference.
Huddersfielil, Corporation (General Powers) .Act 1920. 17
19. Unless otherwise agreed between the Corporation or any
local authority exercising the powers of this Act with respect to
Tramway No. 3 as the case may be (in this section called "the
Tramway Authority"} and the Company of proprietors of the
-5 Calder and Hebble Navigation (in this section called "the
Company") the following provisions for the protection of the
Company shall apply and have effect (that is to say):-
(1) In constructing laying down or maintaining any tramway
authorised by this Act or in reconstructing or in altering
10 any such tramway the Tramway Authority shall not
interfere with or injure the permanent structure or
masonry of any bridge over the Company's canal which ic
maintainable by the Company and they shall not in
the case of any bridge over the canal (whether main15
tainable by the Company o~ not) cause any damage
to the canal or towing-paths thereof or reduce or diminish
the span or headway under any bridge or cause any
intenuption to or interference with the passage or conduct
of the traffic along the canal or towing-paths ;
.20 (2) The Tramway Authority shall not place construct erect
lay down or make any works fo1· working any tramway
by mechanical power (hereinafter referred to as
"mechanical appliances") along or across the canal
or towing-paths thereof or other property of the
2,:, Company except on or over a public roadway over any
bridge on the canal and subject to the other provisions
of this section;
(3) Before the Tramway Authority commence to construct
or lay down any tramway or to place construct erect
-30 lay down or make any mechanical appliances on or
over any bridge on the canal which is maintainable
by the Company they shall submit pJans and sections
of their intended works to the Company for approval
and such works shall be constructed according to plans
35 and sections previousJy reasonably approved by the
Company or determined by an arbitrator as hereinafter
provided and under the superintendence (if the same
be given) and to the reasonable satisfaction of the
Company's engineer :
Part 11.
Tranuoags alld
R,ail,wag B.
For protection
of the
Calder and
Hebble
Navigation.
Part II.
Tramways and
Railt1,ay,.
18 Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) A.et 1920.
Provided that if the Company do not Rignify in writing their
approval or disapproval of or their .requirements with
reference to any plans &nd sections within twenty-one
days after the same shall have been submitted to them
they shall be deemed to have approved the;-eof; 5
(4) If any injury damage interruption or interference as
mentioned in sub-section (1) of this section shall arise
or be occasioned at any time by the works or operations
of the Tramway Authority the Tramway Authority
i,hali forthwith make good or remove the same at their 10
own expense or the Company may after notice to the
TrJ.1n way .Authority do so and the Tramway Authority
Rhall repay to the Company on demand all costs 2,nd
expenses reasonably incurred by them in EO doing and
all loss or damage sustained by the Company in conse- 15
quence of such injury damage interruption or interference;
(5) Nothing herein contained shall prevent the Company
from maintaining repairing and when necessary altering
or reconstructing any bridge on or over which any works
of the Tramway Authority may exist without being 20
liable to the Tramway Authority or any parties making or
using such works for any loss injury damage expense
or interruption of traffic which may arise in connection
with the maintenance repair alteration or reconstruction
of such bridge and any additional expense reasonabl~ 25-
incurred by the Company in the maintenanc:e repair
alteration or reconstruction of any such bridge or the
roa~way over the same by reason or in consequence of
such works shall be repaid to the Company by the
Tramway Authority : Provided that all such operations 30
shall be executed by the Company in such manner as to
cause no unnecessary interruption or inconvenience to
the traffic of the tramways ;
(6) If any difference shall arise between the Tramway
Authority and the Company or their respective 35
engineers with respect to any plans or sections to be
submitted as aforesaid or the mode of executing any
works or as to any additional expense incurred by the
5
Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920. 19
Company as aforesaid or as to any costs expenses loss
or damage provided for in this section such difference
shall be referred to and determined by an arbitrator
to be appointed by the Minister of Transport on the
application of the Tramway Authority or the
Company and the provisions of the Arbitration Act 1889
shall apply to any such arbitration.
20. For the protection and benefit of Thomas Bryan ClarkeThornhill
or other the owner for the time being of the Thornhill
10 Estate (in this section called " the Owner ") the following provisions
shall have effect unless otherwise agreed in writing between the
Owner and the Corporation (that is to say) :-
(1.) N otwi.thstanding anything shown on the deposited plans
and sections Tramroad No. 1 shall not be constructed
15 through the Owner's estate except along the line coloured
red on a plan signed in duplicate by Kenneth Findlater
Campbell on behalf of the Corporntion and by Frederick
Cartledge Crowther on behalf of the Owner which plan
is hereinafter called " the signed plan " and the Owner
20 may and shall sell to the Corporation the land necessary
for the construction of the said tramroad as aforesaid ;
{2) The tramroad where it crosses the intended Broomfield
Road coloured pink on the signed plan shall be paved
and shall be laid so that the upper surface of the rails
25 corresponds mth the finished surface of the road ;
(3) The tramroad where it crosses the lands of the Owner
shall be permanently fenced and the fences shall be
maintained to his reasonable satisfaction and gates and
paved crossings shall be erected at the points shown on
30 the signed plan and so maintained and the Owner and his
tenants shall have the right of using such crossings;
(4) Subject to their obtaining the necessary authority the
Corporation shall close the existing footpath shown on
the signed plan from the point marked "A" to Broomfield
35 Road and shall construct a new footpath on the northeasterly
side of the tramroad from the point " A,, to
the point " B " on the signed plan ;
part II.
Tramwaya au Railway,.
For protection

of the
Thornhill
Estate.
Part II.
T,amway, and
Railway,.
20 Huddersfield Oorporati<m (General Powers) A.et 1920.
(5) The Owner may for the purpose of the future development
of his lands at his own expense in all things lay down a
sewer under and make a road not exceeding thirty-six feet
in width across the said tramroad and the position of such
sewer and road respectively shall be agreed upon between 5
the Owner and the Corporation or failing agreement
shall be settled by arbitration : Provided that the works
to be erected under this sub-section shall be made and
maintained at the expense of the Owner so as not to injure
or interfere with the tramroad or the traffic thereon and 10
in accordance with plans and sections previously submitted
to and reasonably approved by the Corporatior
and under their superintendence ;
(6) The Corporation shall pay the cost of any alteration
of any part of the fences disturbed on the land of the 15
Owner rendered necessary by the construction of the said
tramroad and shall in the event of the flow of water being
stopped or interrupted in any drains of the Owner by
reason of the construction of the tramroad construct such
substituted water channels across or alongside the tram- 20
road as the Owner may reasonably re.quire ;
(7) The Corporation shall not purchase any mines or minerals
or beds of clay stone or gravel of the Owner except such
parts thereof as shall be necessary to be dug or carried
away in the construction of the works and such surface 25
mines or beds as the Corporation may require to use for
the construction thereof;
(8) The Corporation shall pay to the Owner compensation
for all damages which may be done to the lands of the
Owner by any agent servant or .workman of the Corpora- 30
tion trespassing thereon during the construction of
Tramroad No. 1 ;
(9) If any dispute arises between the Corporation and the
Owner in relation to matters arising under this section 35
other than matters to be determined under the Acquisition
of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act 1919 such
disputes shall be determined by arbitration under the
Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920. 21
.Arbitration Act 1889 the arbitrator in default of agreement
being appointed by the President of the Institution of
Civil Engineers.
21. Except so far as may be otherwise agreed between For
Part II.
Tramwa,ys and
Railwa,ys •
5 Crowther & Nicholson Limited or other owners for the time ~f~~:er
being of the Ashbrow Mills Huddersfield (all of whom are in this &Nicholson
section called" the Company") and the Corporation the following Limit.ad.
provisions shall apply and have effect (that is to say):-
(1) The provisions of section 30 (Provision as to gas and
10 water compani€B) of the Tramways .Act 1870 except
sub-section 5 of that section and the provisions of
section 33 (Difference between promoters and road
authority &c.) of that Act shall for the purposes _ of
this .Act extend and apply w the pipes belonging to
15 the Company and used for conveying water and situate
at the date of the passing of thia Act partly in the
lands numbered on the deposited pla.ns 5, 7, 9, 10, 11,
12: 15, 18 and 19 in the borough notwithstanding
that such pipes are not wholly laid in or along a road
20 and such pipes shall for the purposes of the said sections
be deemed to be mains or pip€s for the supply of
water and the term "Company" where used in the said
sections shall be deemed to include the Company but
section 32 (Rights of authorities and companies &c.
25 to open roads) of the Tramways Act 1870 shall not apply
to the Company;
(2) In the construction and maintenance of tramroad No. 1
authorised by this .Act the Corporation shall take steps
to avoid any obstruction of or interference with the flow
30 of water in any stream watercourse pipe or channel to
the use of which the Company are entitled and if owing
to the exercise by the Corporation of the powers of this
.Act for the construction and maint('nv nee of such
tramroad any such obstruction or interft,·rencc shall be
35 caused the Corporation shall pay compensation to the
Company for any loss or dam a gc which they may sustain
by reason thereof.
Part II.
Tramway, and
R11ilways.
For protection
of
London and
North
Western
Railway
Company.
22 Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920.
22. For the protection of the London and North Western
Railway Company (in this section referred to as "the North
Western Company ") the following provisions shall unless otherwise
agreed between the Corporation and the North Western Company
apply and have effect :- 5
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act or shown
on the deposited plans and sections the Corporation shall
not without the previous consent in writing of the North
Western Company under their common seal enter upon
take or use any lands or property of the North Western 10
Company but the Corporation may purchase and take and
the N o.rth Western Company shall sell and grant
accordingly an easement or right of using so much of their
lands as may be necessary for the construction of Rail way
No. 1 under the viaduct belonging to the North Western 15
Compa.ny and to that Company and the Lancashire and
Yorkshire Ri,ilway Company and over the private road
belonging to the North Western Company and also for
the new bridge carrying the said Railway No. 1 over the
Sir John Ramsden's Canal belonging to the North Western 20
Company and all works connected therewith. The
amount to be paid for the acquisition of such easement
shall be ascertained in case of difference in the manner
provided by the Lands Clauses Acts and the easement
or rights so to be taken shall be deemed to be land so far 25
as respects the proceedings for the acquisition thereof
and also for the purposes of any arbitration ;
(2) The bridge and other works for carrying the said Railway
No. 1 over the canal and towing path of the North Western
Company shall be constructed and executed and therea.fter 30
Im, int&ined in all things at the cost of the Corporation and
only according to plans sections and specifications which
have been previously reasonably approved in writing by
the engineer of that Company (in this section referred
to as" the said engineer") and under his superintendence 35
(ii the same be given) and so that the conduct or passage
of traffic on the canal shall not be unnecessarily impeded
and in case any such impediment shall occur the Corporation
shall make compensation in respect thereof to
Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920. 23
the North Western Company or the party or parties
entitled thereto : Provided that if the said engineer
shall for the space of one month fail to signify to the
Corporation his disapproval of the said plans sections and
5 specifications he shall be deemed to have approved thereof;
(3) The span of the bridge carrying the said Railway No. 1
over the said canal shall be of such width on the square
as to leave at the point of crossing the full width of the
waterway of the canal and of its towing path undiminished
JO and in case the Corporation shall not at all times duly
maintain the said bridge and other works the North
Western Company may effect such maintenance and
recover from the Corporation the amount of their
reasonable expenditure in that behalf ;
]5 (4) The Corporation shall not during the construction of the
said Railway No. 1 over the canal and the towing path
thereof and the works connected therewith and during
any future repairs thereof reduce the uninteITUpted
navigable width of water in the canal to less than thirty
20 feet nor the clear width of towing path to less than ten
feet nor the clear headway above the top water level of
the canal at the point of crossing to less than ten feet ;
(5) The Corporation shall before they commence the construction
of so much of Railway No. 1 and all works
25 in connection therewith as shall or may pass over or
under or in any way affect the property of the North
Western Company submit to the said engineer plans
sections and specifications of the works proposed to be
carried out by the Corporation for the reasonable approval
30 of the said engineer: Provided that if the said engineer
shall for the space of one month fail to signify to the
Corporation his disapproval of the said -plans sections
and specifications he shall be deemed to have approved
thereof and such portion of the said Railway No. 1 and
35 all works necessary or incident to the construction thereof
or affecting the property or works of the North Western
Company shall be constructed only according to such
plans sections and specifications as shall be approved as
Part II.
Tramway, and
Railway,.
Part II.
Tramway• and
Railway,.
24 Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920.
aforesaid and under the superintendence (if the same be
given) and to the reasonable satisfaction of the said engineer
and at the costs charges and expenses in all respects of the
Corporation;
(6) The Corporation shall before commencing the construction °
or the structural alteration renewal or maintenance of the
said Railway No. 1 so far as the same affect the railway or
canal of the Company give (except in case of emergency)
twenty-eight days' previous notice in writing to the
North Western Company of their intention to commence 10
such works and in case of emergency the Corporation shall
give to the North Western Company the longest notice
which they can reasonably give having regard to the
urgency of the repairs to be executed and such notice
shall be accompanied by a sufficient description of the lo
works proposed to be carried out ;
(7) The Corporation shall at their own expense construct
and at all times maintain the said Railway No. 1 and all
the works both tempora.ry and permanent necessary and
incident to the construction thereof so far as such works 20
affect the property and works of the North Western
Company in substantial repair and good order and
condition to the reasonable satisfaction of the said
engineer and if and whenever the Corporation shall fail
so to do or in case of emergency the North Western 25
Company after giving reasonable notice to the Corporation
may make and do in and upon as well the lands of the
Corporation as their own lands all such works and things
as may be requisite and their reasonable expenditure in
that behalf shall be repaid to them by the Corporation; 30
(8) Notwithstanding the approval of plans sections and
specifications or supervision by or completion to the
satisfaction of the said engineer as aforesaid and notwithstanding
the compliance by the Corporation with the
provisions of this section if during the ~xecution and by 3 5
reason of any of the works hereinbefore referred to the said
railway and canal of the North Western Company or any
of the works connected therewith respectively or any lands
Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920. 25
or property of that Company shall be injured or damaged
such injury or damage shall forthwith be made good by
the North Western Company who may recover the
amount reasonably expended in so doing from the
.5 Corporation ;
(9) The Corporation shall not in making and maintaining the
said Railway No. 1 in any manner obstruct hinder or
interfere mth the free uninterrupted and safe user of the
railway canal and property of the N ortb Western Company
10 or any traffic thereon except as herein provided for and
if at any time or times hereafter the free and uninterrupted
and safe user of the rrulway or canal of the North
Western Company or any traffic thereon shall be
obstructed hindered or interfered with contrary to the
15 provisions of this section the Corporation shall notwithstanding
any approval as aforesaid pay to the
North Western Company all reasonable costs and expenses
to which that Company may be put as well as full compensation
for the loss sustained by them by reason of any
20 such interruption or interference ;
(10) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act the
Corporation shall be responsible for and make good to the
North Western Company all costs charges losses damages
and expenses which may be occasioned to their railway
25 canal works lands or property or to any person or persons
using the same by reason of the construction alteration
maintenance or failure of the said Railway No. 1 or of any
act or omission of the Corporation or of any of the
persons in their employ or of their contractors or others
·30 and the Corporation shall effectually indemnify and hold
harmless the North Western Company from all claims
and demands upon or against them by reason of such
construction alteration maintenance failure or omission ;
Ul) Nothing in this Act shall authorise the Corporation to
35 make any street improvement under the viaduct belonging
to the North Western Company and to that Company
and the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company and
the Corporation shall provide and maintain gates at the
Part II.
TrtwwHl,fl atWl
.BaiiwagB.
Part II.
TraffMDGY• and
Railway,.
26 Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920.
entrances to the arch under such viaduct and keep such
gates shut and fastened when Railway No. 1 authorised
by this Act is not being used ;
{12) No apparatus shall be fixed. to any bridge or other
property of the North Western Company or of that 5-
Company and the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Company without their consent in writing. In the event
of Railway No. 1 betng worked by electricity on the
overhead wire system the Corporation shall (if and when
it is required under the existing powers of the said l ()-
companies or either of them to widen re-construct alter
repair or paint any bridge under which any electric wire
of the Corporation has been placed) in order to ensure the
safety of the workmen employed in such widening
re-construction alteration repairing or painting cut off 15
the electric current from the wires under such bridge at
such time as shall be reasonably required by the said
engineer unless the Corporation shall have previously
adopted some other means of protection to workmen
which shall have been approved by the said engineer; 20
{13) During the construction of the said Railway No. l
the Corporation shall bear and on demand pay to the
North Western Company the reasonable expense of the
reasonable employment by them of a sufficient number
of inspectors to be appointed by them for inspecting the 25
said works and for preventing as far as may be all
interference obstruction danger and accident arising
from any of the operations of the Corporation or from thf'
acts or defaults of their contractors or of any person or
persons in their employ or otherwise and the Corporation 30
shall at all times give ample facilities to the said engineer
and his assistants or inspectors for access to the said
works and shall also furnish him or them with every
information he or they may reasonably require with
regard to such works or the method of construction 35
thereof;
{14) If the North Western Company shall at any time after
the construction of the said works desire in the exercise
of their existing powers to alter or extend their railways
Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920. 27
or canal or any of the works or conveniences connected
therewith the Corporation shall give to the North
Western Company every reasonable facility for the
execution of such alteration or extension and any
Part II.
Tramwa,y, and
Railway,.
5 additional expense which the North Western Company
may reasonably incur in the exercise of their existing
powers owing to the existence of the said works in
carrying out any such alteration or extension of the
railway or canal by reason of the construction of the said
10 works shall be repaid to them by the Corporation;
(15) Except as otherwise provided in sub-section (1) of this
section if any difference shall arise under this section
between the Corporation and the North Western Company
or their respective engineers such difference shall be
15 referred to and be determined by an engineer to be
appointed on the application of either party by the
President of the Institution of Civil EngineerliJ and
subject thereto the provisions of the Arbitration Act
1889 shall apply to any such arbitration.
20 23. 'Ihe provisions of the section of this .Act whereof the For promargm.a
. 1 . " F t· f L d d ""-r h 'tX7' tection of note 1s or protec 10n o on on an ..1.,. ort "estern the Lanca- &c. 22.
~ailway Co~pany" shall so far a_s a~p~cable extend to a~d ~!::hi~
mclude the viaduct and road belonging 3omtly to the Lancashll'e and London
and Yorkshire Railway Company and London and :North Western ;.~!~:th
25 Railway Company and shall in respect thereof take effect for the Railway
benefit of those companies. Companies.
24. For the protection of the Lancashire and Yorkshire For proRailway
Company (in this section referred to as" the Company ") ttion of
the following provisions shall unless otherwise agreed between Lancashire
· d C b b and York- 30 the Corporation an the ompany e o served and have effect shire
35
in relation to the exercise of the powers of this .A.et (that is Railway
t ) Company.
o say :-
(1) In this section the expression" authorised works" means
the tramways authorised by this Act and all electric
mains wiretJ conductors posts tubes boxe1:1 apparatus and
any similar appliances to be used for the purposes of the
Part II.
Tramways and
.Railways.
28 Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920.
supply of motive power for the carriages running on the
said tramways and includes also any brackets wil'es and
apparatUB for the purposes of B11ch apparatUB ;
(2) All authorised works where the same shall be made upon
across or over any bridge or the approaches thereto or 5
other work or upon any premises belonging to or maintainable
by the Company or will otherwise affect the
same shall be executed so as not to interfere with the
structure of any such bridge approaches or other work
or the property of the Company and according to plans 10
Eections and specifications to be previously submitted to
and reasonably approved by the Company or in case of
difference between them and the Corporation by an
arbitrator to be appointed as hereinafter provided :
Provided that if the Company do not within twenty-eight 15
days after such submission signify their disapproval of
E:;Uch plans sections and specifications they shall be
deemed to have approved thereof. All B11Ch authorised
works shall be executed under the superintendence
(if the same be given) and to the reasonable satisfaction 20
of the Company. The Corporation shall so maintain
and use the authorised works as not to injuriously affect
any such bridge approaches or other work or the property
of the Company ;
(3) The Corporation shall on demand pay to the Company 25
the reasonable expense of lighting and watching the
works of the Company during the execution or repair
by the Corporation of any of the authorised works
affecting any railway belonging to the Company for
preventiing all interference obstruction danger and 30
accident from any of the operations or from the acts
or defaults of the Corporation or their contractors or
any person in the employ of either of them ;
(4) The Corporation shall not in the execution maintenance
user or repair of any of the authorised works obstruct 35
or interfere with the free uninterrupted and safe user
of any railway or other work belonging to the Company
or any traffic thereon ;
Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920. 29
(5) The Corporation shall be responsible for and make good
to the Company all losses damages and expenses which
may be occasioned to the Company or any of their works
or property or to the traffic on their railways or to any
5 company or person using the same by or by reason of
the execution failure maintenance user or removal of any
of the authorised works or by or by reason of any act
default or omission of the Corporation or of any person
in their employ or of any contractors for the intended
10 works or any part thereof and the Corporation shall
effectually indemnify and hold harmless the Company
from all claims and demands upon or against them by
reason of such execution failure maintenance user or
removal or of any such act default or omission;
15 (6) If by reason of the construction of the authorised works
over any such bridge or other work of the Company or
the user of the authorised works it becomes necessary
to strengthen any such bridge or other work the Company
shall give notice accompanied by sufficient plans and
20 specifications to the Corporation of such works as may
be reasonably necessary and may after fourteen day-s
from tbe date of the notice or forthwith in case of
emergency proceed with all due despatch to execute
such works as may be reasonably necessary in that
25 behalf and the reasonable expense of so doing shall be
repaid to them by the Corporation;
(7) If the Company in the exercise of their existing powers
shall hereafter require either to widen lengthen strengthen
re-construct alter or repair any such bridge upon which
30 the authorised works are constructed or the approaches
thereto or to widen or alter any railway thereunder and
it shall be necessary for such purpose that the working or
user of any part of the authorised works upon such bridge
or approaches be wholly or in part stopped or delayed or
35 that such part of the authorised works be temporarily
taken up diverted or removed and if the Company
accordingly give to the Corporation twenty-eight days'
notice in writing ( or in case of emergency such notice as
may be reasonably practicable) requiring such stoppage
40 delay taking up diversion or removal then the working
Part II,
Tramways and
Railways.
Part II.
Tramway, and
Railway,.
30 Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920.
or user of such part of the authorised works shall be
stopped or delayed or such part of the authorised
works shall be taken up diverted or removed as stated in
such notice at the reasonable expense of the Corporation
and under their superintendence (if they shall give such 5
superintendence) but no such working or user shall be
stopped or delayed for a longer period than may be
necessary for effecting such purpose as aforesaid and such
part of the authorised works shall be restored with all
practicable despatch but the Company shall not be liable 10
to pay compensation in respect of such stoppage delay or
taking up diversion or removal ;
(8) The Corporation shall from time to time pay to the
Company any additional expense which the Company may
reasonably incur in effecting such widening lengthening 15
strengthening re-constructing altering or repairing as is
mentioned in the last preceding sub-section or in the
maintenance of any bridge approach or other work of
the Company by reason of the existence or user of the
authorised works : Provided always that where the 20
necessity for such strengthening alteration or repair
is wholly due to the construction or user of the authorised
works the Corporation shall repay to the Company the
whole cost of the works as hereinbefore provided ;
(9) If having regard to the proposed position of any of the 25
authorised works wher:. considered in relation to the
position of the works of the Company at any point where
the authorised works will be constructed over the railway
or other works of the Company it becomes necessary in
order to a void danger from the breaking or falling of 30
wires that the electric telegraphic telephonic or signal
cabins postl3 wires or apparatus of the Company shall be
altered the Company may execute any works reasonably
necessary for such alteration and the reasonable expense
of executing such works shall be repaid to the Company 35
by the Corporation ;
(10) The Corporation shall not for the purposes of this Ae-t
make attachments to any part of any such bridge without
the consent in writing of the engineer of the Company
5
Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920. 31
such attachments if allowed to be in all respects subject
to the approval of the said engineer and to be temporarily
removed at any time when required by him in connection
with the maintenance and reconstruction or alteration of
any such bridge ;
(11) When any tramway by this Act authorised will pass in
front of an entrance to any passenger or goods station
or in front of an approach road to any station of the
Company no additional crossing or passing place siding
10 junction turnout or other work shall be made for or in
connection therewith for the distance thereon extending
in front of any such entrance or approach road and for a
length of ten yards at each end of such distance without
the consent of the Company and without such consent no
15 carriage used on the tramways shall be stopped or
permitted to be stopped within such distance and lengths
except in the case of any passenger station and then only
for so long as shall be reasonably necessary for the
purposes of discharging and taking up passengers ;
20 (12) If -any difference arises under this section between the
Corporation and the Company or their engineer the same
shall unless otherwise agreed be settled by arbitration
under the provisions of the Arbitration Act 1889 by an
engineer to be appointed by the President of the lnstitu25
tion of Civil Engineers at the request of either party.
Part II.
!htfflHl)fl1II GM
R.ailway,.
25. The following provisions for the protection of the For proCounty
Council of the West Riding of Yorkshire (in this section ~:ti;;!
called " the County Council ") shall unless otherwise agreed in Riding
writing apply and have effect with respect to the construction g::!!11.
30 of tramways on main roads and bridges repairable by or at the
expense of the County Council :-
(1) The provisions of sub-sections (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11)
(12) and (13) of section 19 of the Act of 1913 shall apply
to the tramways authorised by this Act to be constructed
35 on any main road ;
(2) The tramways shall not be constructed on the undermentioned
roads until the portions of such roads mentioned
in the following table shall have been widened so
that the carriageway shall be of not less width than
Part II. 32 Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) .Act 1920.
Tramway, and
Railway,.
thirty-three feet where the tramway is constructed as a
double line and twenty-seven feet where the tramway is
constructed as a single line (that is to say):-
No. of I
ioamway. Main road. Length to be widened.
2
7
Dewsbury and Elland From commencement to
termi.nation of tramway.
Bradford and Huddersfield From commencement of
tramway to 1 mile 5·37
chains distant.
Provided that(
a) Where the widening of either of the said roads to the 5
full extent hereinbefore specified would involve the
acquisition of any house or building or any part
thereof such widening shall not be required to any
greater extent than shall be practicable without such
acquisition ; 10
(b) The 9ounty Council shall contribute one-third of the
cost of the making by the Corporation and the
Brighouse Corporation or either of them of any
widening required by this sub-section in cases where
the acquisition of any land shall be necessary for the 15
purpose of such widening ;
(3) In carrying out such widenings a proper foundation shall
be formed to the reasonable satisfaction of the County
Council and the portions added to the road shall be
macadamized and made good to their satisfaction with 20
the same materials as the adjoining existing road and
proper provision shall be made for drainage (where
practicable) and fencing (where necessary) and a.11 such
works shall be carried out in conformity with plans
sections and specifications to be reasonably approved by ~5
the County Council :
Provided that if the County Council do not within twentyeight
days after receipt by them of such plans sections
and specifications signify their approval or disapproval
thereof or give their directions in relation thereto they 30
shall be deemed to have approved thereof ;
Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920. 33
(4) (a) Before commencing to construct any tramway on
any bridge repairable by the County Council the Corporation
shall deliver to the County Council a plan section
and specification showing the proposed position (if
altered from that shown on the deposited plans) and
mode of construction. If the County Council ha.ve
any obJection to the construction of the tramway in
accordance with such plan they shall give notice thereof
in writing to the Corporation and any difference arising
10 between them in regard thereto shall be determined as
hereinafter provided but if the County Council do not
give such notice within fourteen days after receiving
the said plan they shall be taken to have agreed thereto;
(b) The Corporatio11 shall not without the consent in writing
15 of the County Council execute in the construction or
a.Iteration of any tramway any works which affect ot
interfere with the structural works of any such bridge;
(c) The Corporation shall not without the consent in writing
of the County Council place erect or attach any post
20 or other support for any wire or any feeder box on or
to the structure of any such bridge which consent shall
not be unreasonably withheld ;
(5) If any difference arises between the Corporation and the
County ·Council under this section such difference sha.11
25 be referred to and determined by an arbitrator to be
appointed failing agreement by the President of the
Institution of Civil Eng'ineers on the application of
either party and the provisions of the Arbitration Act
1889 shall apply to any such reference and determination.
30 PART III.-OMNIBUSES.
Part II.
Tramioay, atld
Railway,.
Part Ill.
Omnibwu.
28. For the purposes of this part of this Act the expression Definition
"road authority" shall mean the authority company or person :~;i:!tyin
under obligation to maintain and repair the road or part of a this part of
road over which any omnibus service will pass and the expression Act.
35 "road" includes any bridge carrying a road: Provided that in
case of a main road repaired by a district council in pursuance
of a contract with a county council made under sub-section (4)
Part Ill.
Omnibwu.
34 Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920.
of section 11 of the Local Government .A.et 1888 the county council
shall be the road authority for the purposes of this part of
this .A.et.
Further 27. (1) In addition to their powers under Part V (Motor
twera omnibuses) of the Act of 1 913 the Corporation may run omnibuses 5-
running along the following routes (that is to say) :-
omnibusea.
Route .A· (Nont Sarah's).-In the urban district of
Scammonden along New Hey Road and the Huddersfield
and Rochdale Road to the Nont Sarah's Hotel;
Route B (Golcar).-In the urban district of Golcar along 10
Market Street Scar Lane Knowl Road and Church Street
to Town End;
Route C (Meltham).-ln the urban districts of South Crosland
and Meltham along Meltham Road Woodfield Road
Huddersfield and Meltham Road Town.gate to the Market lo
Place Meltham ;
Route D (Mir:fi.eld and Ravensthorpe).-In the parishes of
Clifton and Hartshead in the rural district of Halifax
in the urban district of MirfieJd and in the borough of
Dewsbury along Leeds Road North Cooper Bridge Road 20
Dewsbury and Elland Road East Thorpe Lane Park
Bottom Dewsbury and Elland Road and Huddersfield
Road to a point 4 chains or thereabout south-west of
Walter Street ;
Route E (Lepton).-In the urban district of Lepton along the 25
Wakefield and .A.usterlands Road to the Red Lion Inn ;
Route F (Kirkburton).-ln the urban districts of Lepton 'and
Kirkburton along the Wakefield and Austerlands Road
Penistone and Huddersfield Road Dogley Lane Ponty
North Road and George Street to Shelley Lane ; 30
Route G (Holmfirth Holmbridge etc.).-In the urban districts
of Honley and Holmfirth along Huddersfield Road and
Woodhead Road to a point about 1 · 50 chains south of
the bridge over the River Holme ;
Route H (Newmill).-Jn the urban districts of Honley 35-
Thurstonland and Newmill along Newmill Road to Christ
Church Newmill.
Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920. 35
(2) The Corporation may also with the consent of the l\fi.nister
of Transport and of the road authority including (in the case of
a main road in the West Riding of Yorkshire) the County Council
run omnibuses along any other road :
5 Provided that the Corporation shall not under the powers of
this sub-section(
a) Without the consent of the Yorkshire (Woollen District)
Electric Tramways Limited (in this section called " the
Company") run omnibuses along anyroad in which any
l O part of the tramways or light railways owned by or leased
to the Company at the date of the passing of this Act is
situate or in competition with such tramways or light
railways or any of them during such period as the same
are-owned by or leased to the Company ;
15 (b) Run motor omnibuses in the borough of Halifax without
the consent of the Mayor .Aldermen and Burgesses of that
borough or along any road outside the borough where
the said Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses have or are for
the time being authorised to have tramways or in com20
petition with any such tramways ;
Any question as to whether there is such competition shall
be referred to and determined by the Minister of Transport :
Provided also that the consent of a road authority or of the
County Council under this section shall not be unreasonably
25 withheld and may be given subject to any reasonable conditions .
.Any difference as to whether or not any such consent is
unreasonably withheld or whether any conditions sought to be
imposed are reasonable shall be determined by the Minister of
Transport.
30 (3) In the case of any application under the provisions of
this section for the consent of the Minister of Transport the
Corporation shall give notice in writing of their proposals to the
local authority of every district in which the service of omnibuses
is to be run and shall publish notice of such proposals in the
35 "London Gazette " and in such other manner as the Minister of
Transport shall direct stating the manner in which and the time
within which any persons affected by such proposals may object
Pal't Ill.
OmtaibuN,.
Part Ill,
Omnibuau.
Conditions
as to
running
of motor
omnibuses.
36 Huddersjie1il, Corporation (General Powers) .Act 1920.
thereto and if any objection shall be made by any such person
the Minister of Transport may direct an enquiry to be held under
the provisions of section 20 of the Ministry of Transport Act 1919.
( 4) The Corporation may demand and take such fares and
charges for the conveyance of passengers in omnibuses run in 5
pursuance of section 38 (Power to provide and run omnibuses)
of the Act of 1913 and of this Act as they may determine not
exceeding such maximum fares and charges as may be approved
by the Minister of Transport.
(5) The provisions of sub-sections (2) to (6) of the said 10
section 38 of the Act of 1913 and of section 39 (Separate accounts
of omnibus undertaking to be kept) shall extend and apply mutatis
mutandis to and in relation to the omnibuses which the Corporation
a.re authorised by this Act to run.
28. (1) The Corporation shall in every year pay to the 15
road authority for any road on which any motor omnibus service
under this Act is provided by the Corporation towards the cost
of the maintenance of such road such sum (if any) per car mile
run over such road by the omnibuses of the Corporation during
such year as may be agreed between the Corporation and the 20
road authority or (failing agreement) determined by the Minister
of Transport after hearing the Corporation and the road authority
and in the case of a main road in the West Riding of Yorkshire
the County Council. Any such sum shall be agreed or determined
as aforesaid before the Corporation commence to run omnibuses 25
over such road.
(2) The Corporation shall keep statements for the purposes
of this section showing in proper detail the mileage run by each
omnibus on such road and shall furnish copies of such statements
annually to the Minister of Transport and to the road authority 30
and the Corporation shall allow any person duly authorised by
the Minister of Transport or the road authority in that behalf
at all reasonable times to inspect and take copies of all such
statements.
(3) (a) Before the Corporation commence to run omnibuses 35
over any road or part of a road it shall be determined by agreement
between the Corporation and the road authority or failing agreement
by the Minister of Transport after hearing the Corporation
H uddersfie1,iJ, Corporation ( General Powers) Act 1920. 37
and the road authority and in the case of a main road in the
West Riding of Yorkshire the County Council whether it is
necessary (in order to provide for the running under the powers
of this Act of an omnibus service over any such road or part
5 of a road) to adapt alter or reconstruct such road or part of a
road or to strengthen any county bridge and if so what sum
(if any) per mile of road so to be adapted altered or reconstructed
or what sum (if any) in respect of any such bridge shall be payable
by the Corporation to the road authority by way of contribution
10 towards the cost incurred in such adaptation alteration
reconstruction or strengthening.
(b) Within six months after the date upon which all questions
to be agreed or determined in pursuance of paragraph (a) of this
sub-section have been so agreed or determined the Corporation
15 shall give notice in writing to the road authority as to whether
they intend to run omnibuses over the road or part of a road or
bridge in question.
( c) If the Corporation give notice in writing to the road
authority that they intend to run omnibuses over the road or
20 part of a road or bridge in question and if it shall have been
agreed or determined that the Corporation are to make any payment
to the road authority under the provisions of paragraph (a)
of this sub-section the Corporation shall on receipt of any
certificate which may from time to time be issued by the engineer
25 in charge of the work of adaptation alteration or reconstruction
of such road or part of a road or of strengthening such bridge
pay to the road authority such proportion of the total amount
of the contribution agreed or determined to be payable by the
Corporation as the amount so certified to have been expended
30 upon such work bears to the total amount estimated to be
expended by the road authority on such work: Provided that
the aggregate amount to be so paid by the Corporation E>hall not
exceed the amount of the contribution agreed or determined to be
payable by them as aforesaid.
35 (d) Notwithstanding anything in this sub-section the Corporation
shall not be required to pay any sum in respect o[ any
work towards or in respect of the adaptation alteration or
reconstruction of any such road or part of a road or the strengthening
of any bridge which is not executed within three years from the
Part Ill.
Omnibuse&

Part Ill.
Omnibtuu
38 Huddersfield Corporation (General PovJers) .Act 1920.
date on which the Corporation shall commence to run omnibuseR
over the road or part of a road to be adapted altered or reconstructed
or over the bridge to be strengthened.
(e) Except as provided by paragraph (c) of this sub-section
not more than one payment or (in the case of a payment by instal- 5
ments) one series of payments shall be made in respect of any
such road or part of a road so adapted altered or reconstructed
or of any such bridge so strengthened.
(f) For the purposes of this sub-section the expression
"county bridge" shall include every bridge maintainable by a 10
county council and in respect of such bridge the County Council
~hall be deemed to be the road authority.
(4) (a) No such agreement as is referred to in sub-section (1)
or sub-section (3) of this section shall as respects any main road
be made except with the concurrence of the County Council. 15
(b) Any payment made to a road authority under the said
sub-sections (1) and (3) in respect of any such road shall be credited
to the County Council in ascertaining the amount payable by them
under sub-section (2) of section 11 of the Local Government
Act 1888. 20
(5) If any such adaptation alteration reconstruction or
strengthening as aforesaid shall involve an alteration of any
telegraphic line (as defined by the Telegraph Act 1878) belonging
to or used by the Postmaster-General the enactments contained
in section 7 of the Telegraph Act 1878 shall apply to any such 25
alteration and the road authority shall be deemed to be
" undertakers " within the meaning of the said .Act : Provided
that any expenditure incurred by the road authority in connection
with any such alteration shall be deemed part of the cost of
adaptation alteration or reconstruction of the road. 30
(6) The road authority shall not under section 23 of the
Highways and Locomotives (.Amendment) .A.et 1878 as a.mended
by section 12 of the Locomotives .Act 1898 or otherwise make
any claim against the Corporation in respect of extraordinary
traffic by reason of the user of any road over which any motor 35
omnibus is run under the powers of this Act.
Huddersfield Corporation ( General Powers) Act 1920. 39
(7) The Minister of Transport may at the expiration of seven
years from the passing of this Act and at the expiration of any
subsequent period of seven years revise the amount of any sum
per car mile payable by the Corporation under the provisions of
5 this section in respect of the road or part of a road run over and
in the event of any alteration in the licence duties payable in
respect of motor omnibuses or the imposition of any new or
additional taxation on road vehicles in the present or any future
session of Parliament or in the event of other relief being afforded
10 to the road authority out of the proceeds of taxation or otherwise
the Corporation or the road authority including (in the case of
any main road) the County Council may apply to the Minister
of Transport for the revision or cesser of· any payments under
the provisions of this section and the Minister of Transport may
15 after considering any objections addressed to him by the parties
affected suspend modify or determine the provisions of this section
or any payments in pursuance thereof as he may think fit.
(8) Nothing in this Act shall impose or enlarge any obligation
on any railway or canal company to strengthen adapt alter or
20 reconstruct any bridge maintainable by them.
(9) In this section "the County Council" means the County
Council of the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Part Ill.
Omnibusea.
29. (1) The powers of running motor omnibuses under As to
the provisions of this Act on any road or part of a road may ;~s;::a~f
25 at the expiration of ten ye&rs from the date on which such running
commences and at the expiration of any subsequent period of
ten years be determined by the Minister of Transport on the
application of the local authority of the district in which such
road or part of a road is situate upon such terms as the said
30 Minister may determine.
(2) Before issuing an order to determine the said powers
the Minister of Transport shall hold a local inquiry at which
opportunity shall be afforded to any person interested to object
to the continuance or cesser of such powers.
35 30. If the Corporation do not within a period of three ~rovision
f th · f this A t "d • m event of years rom e passmg o c provi e a service of .certain
omnibuses on any route described in the section of this Am; power& not
of which the marginal note is " Further powers for running ~=~~fised
within
limited
period.
Part Ill.
Omnibuses.
Part IV.
Street Improvements.
P<>wer to
make
street
improvements.

40 Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920.
omnibuses" or having provided shall discontinue such service
the Minister of Transport may on the application of any local
authority within whose district the route is situate and after
considering any representation which may be made on behalf
of the Corporation by order declare that unless a service of 5
omnibuses be provided within such period as the Minister of
Transport may by such order prescribe the powers of the
Corporation under this Act in respect of the provision and running
of omnibuses on such route or part of such route shall determine
and if within the prescribed period such service be not provided 10
as from the expiration of such period the powers of the Corporation
under this Act in relation to the provision and running of
omnibuses on such route or part of a route shall cease :
Provided that this section shall not apply or have effect in
the event of the failure of the Corporation to provide a service of 15
omnibuses on any route being due to strikes unforeseen accident
or circumstances beyond the control of the Corporation.
P .A.RT IV .-STREET IMPROVEMENTS.
31. Subject to the provisions of this Act the Corporation
may in the line'3 and according to the levels shown upon the 20
deposited plans and sections relating thereto make and maintain
the street improvements and new street hereinafter mentioned
with all proper and necessary works junctions connections
approaches sewers drains and conveniences in connection therewith
(that is to say) :- 25
Street "\Vork No. 1.-A widening in the borough of Bradford
Road North and N etheroyd Hill Road on the west and
south-west sides thereof respectively;
Street Work No. 2.-A widening in the borough of Brighouse
of Clough Lane and New Hey Road on the north and 30
south-east sides thereof respectively;
Street Work No. 3. -(a) A new road in the borough of Brighouse
commencing on the north-east side of Carr Green
Lane at its junction with Crow Trees Lane and terminating
by a junction with Crow Trees Lane ; 35
Huddersfield Corporation ( General Powers) Act 1920. 41 Part IV.
Stred lmpr01,'6me11t1.
(b) A widening in the borough of Brighouse of Crow Trees
Lane on the south-east side thereof;
Street Work No. 4.-A widening in the borough of Brighouse
of Ogden Lane on the south-west side thereof;
5 Street Work No. 5.-A widening in the borough of Brighouse
of Ogden Lane and Rastrick Common on the north and
west sides thereof respectively ;
Street Work No. 6.-A widening in the borough of Brighouse
of Gooder Lane on the south-east side thereof ;
1 O Street Work No. 7 .-A widening in the borough of Brighouse
of Gooder Lane on the north-west side thereof;
Street Work No. 8.-A widening under the London and North
Western Railway Company's viaduct commencing at a
point ·33 chain or thereabouts west of· the intersection
l 5 of the centre line of Viaduct Street and Beaumont Street
and proceeding in a westerly direction for a distance
of 1 chain and there terminating.
32. For the purpose of carrying into effect the scheduled Powe!s bl • exerC183 e agreement the powers of this Act for the compulsory purchase of by the
20 lands for and for the construction of such of the works authorised ~ighouse
by this part of this Act as will be situate in the borough of Brighouse po;~tion.
and all powers and obligations connected therewith or incidenta.l
thereto shall be vested in and exercisable by and shall attach to
the Brighouse Corporation in like manner as if that Corporation
25 had in the first instance been authorised by this Act to make the
said works and to purchase the said lands and this Act shall be
construed accordingly.
PART V .-LANDS. Part V.
Landa.
33. Subject to the provisions and for the purposes of this Power to
30 Act (including the provision of space for the erection of buildings laacqduire n B.
adjoining or near to any street) the Corporation may enter on
take appropriate and use all or any of the lands delineated on
the deposited plans and described in the deposited book of reference.
34. The powers of the Corporation for the compulsory Period for • compulsory .35 purchase of lands for the purposes of thJS Act shall cease after purchaseof
the expiration of three years from the passing of this Act. lands.
Part V.
Lands.
Power to
purchase
additional
lands by
agreement.
Extinction
of private
rights of
way.
For protection
of
Midland
Railway
Company.
42 Huddersfield Corporatfon tGeneral Powers) Act 1920.
35 . The Corporation in addition to any other lands to be
acquired by them in pursuance of this Act may by agreement
purchase take on lease acquire and hold further lands for the
purposes of this Act but the quantity of lands held by the Corporation
in pursuance of this section shall not at any time exceed 5
ten acres:
Provided that the Corporation shall not create or permit the
creation or continuance of any nuisance on any such lands.
36. (1) All private rights of way over any lands which
the Corporation are authorised by this Act to acquire compulsorily 10
shall as from the date of the acquisition of such lands by the
Corporation be extinguished :
(2) Provided that the Corporation shall make full compensation
to all persons interested in respect of any such rights
and such compensation shall be settled in manner provided by 15
law with reference to the taking of lands otherwise than by
agreement.
37. The following provisions for the protection of the Midland
Railway Company (in this section called" the Midland Company")
shall unless otherwise agreed between the Corporation and the 20
Midland Company apply and have effect:-
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act or
shown upon the deposited plans and sections the Corporation
shall not enter upon take or use any lands of the
:Midland Company or construct any works upon or acquire 25
any right in or easement over such lands or any part
thereof save with the consent of the :Midland Company
under their common seal ;
(2) All works to be constructed (with such consent as aforesaid)
upon the lands of the :Midland Company or which may 30
affect the property of the Midland Company shall be
constructed at the expense of the Corporation in
accordance with such plans and specifications in such
manner and upon such terms in every respect as may be
agreed between the Corporation and the :Midland 35
Company and shall be maintained at the expense of the
Corporation.
H'Uddersjield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920.
PART VI.-F!NANCE.
43 Part VI.
FinanCP..
38. (1) The Corporation may from time to time indepen- Powerto
dently of any other borrowing power borrow at interest for or in borrow.
connection with the purposes mentioned in the first column of the
0 following table the respective sums mentioned in the second
column thereof and they shall pay off all moneys so borrowed
within the respective periods (each of which is in this Act referred
to as "the prescribed period") mentioned in the third column
thereof (namely):-
10 1 2 8
Purpose. Amount,
(a) For the purchase of £213,234
15 lands for and the construction
of the tramways
and tramroad
authorised by this .Act
(b) For the provision and £35,468
20 erection o f p o s t s
standards brackets
conductors and other
apparatus works and
conveniences for the
25 purposes of the tramways
and tramroad
authorised by this.Act
(c) Fortheextensionof the £55,000
Corporation's car-shed
30 and the provision of a
motor garage
(d) For the purchase of £57,850
land and easements
for and the construc35
tion and equipment of
the railways authorised
by this Act
(e) For the provision of £17,000
tramway and railway
40 rolling stock
Period for repayment to be caloal&tecl
unleu otherwise sta.t.ed from the
date or datee of borrowing.
30 years.
20 years.
40 years.
30 years.
15 years.
Part VI.
f!iMntlf •
44 Hud,il,ersfteld Corporation {General Powers) Act 1920.
1
Purpoee.
(/) For the proVIS1on of
motor omnibuses
(g) For the purchase of
lands for Street
Works Nos. 1 and 8
authorised by this Act
2
Amount.
£18,780
The sum
requisite.
(h) For the construction £880
of those street works
(i) For the payment to
the Brighouse Corporation
of the sum
payable to them
under clause 7 of the
scheduled agreement
(j) For the provision of
buildings for cold air
storage and for ice
ma.king machinery
(k) For the provision of
refrigerators icemaking
machinery
and other plant for
those purposes
(Z) For paying the costs
charges and expenses
of this Act
£1,500
£10,000
£15,000
The sum
requisite.
8
Period for repayment to be oaloul&fled
unleaa otherwiae •tat.ed from the
date or dat.ea of borrowing.
8 years.
60 years.
50 years.
50 years.
60 years.
20 years.
5 years from the passing
of this Act.
(2) (a) The Corporation may also with the consent of the
Minister of Transport borrow such further money as may be
necessary for any of the purposes of Part II (Tramways and railways)
and Part m (Omnibuses) of this Act and with the consent
5-
10
15
20
25-
30-
of the Minister of Health such further money as may be necossary 35-
for any of the other purposes of this Act.
H11,oilersfteld Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920. 45
(b) Any money boITowed under this sub-section shall be
repaid within such period (in this Act refetted to as " the
prescribed period") as may be prescribed by the Minister with
whose consent the money is boITowed.
5· (3) In order to secure the repayment of any money boITowed
under this section and the payment of interest thereon the Corporation
may mortgage or charge the borough fund and the borough
rate and as regards money boITowed for the purposes (a) (b) (o)
and (e) hereinbefore mentioned or any purposes of the tramway
10 undertaking of the Corporation the revenue of that undertaking
and as regards money boITowed for motor omnibuses the revenue
of their omnibus undertaking.
Part VI.
Finance.
39. Section 99 (As to temporary boITowing) of the Act of Extension
1913 shall have effect as if for sub-section (7) of that section the of powers as to
15 following provision were substituted (namely):- . tem.porary
(7) The provisions of this section shall cease to be in force at
the expiration of eleven years from the thirty-first day
of March nineteen hundred and fourteen unless they shall
have been continued by Act of Parliament or by an order
20 made by the Minister of Health which order the Minister
is hereby empowered to make and in the event of the
Minister making any such order he is hereby empowered
to make such modifications or amendments in the
provisions of this section as may appear to be necessary
25 or desirable.
borrowing.
40. (1) The Brighouse Corporation may from time to time Powerfor
independently of any other boITowing power boITow at interest- BCorighous~ rporat1on
(a) For the purchase of lands for the street improvements to borrow.
which are authorised by this Act and which are to be
30 executed by the Brighouse Corporation in pursuance of
the scheduled agreement such sum as may be required ;
(b) For the construction of the said street improvements
the sum of nine thousand eight hundred and one pounds ;
and with the consent of the Minister of Transport such further
35 money as may be neceBBary for any of the purposes of this Act
for which the Brighouse Corporation require to boITow.
Part VI.
Finaftce.
46 Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) A.et 1920.
(2) In order to secure the repayment of the money borrowed
under this section and the payment of the interest thereon the
Brighouse Corporation may mortgage or charge the district fund
and general district rate of their borough: Provided that the
provisions of this sub-section shall not limit the powers conferred 5
upon the Brighouse Corporation· by section 92 (Power to use one
form of mortgage) of the Brighouse Corporation Act 1907.
(3) The BrighouseCorporation shall pay off allmoneyborrowed
by them under this Act within the respective periods (in this Aot
referred to as " the prescribed periods ") following (that is to 10
say):-
As to money borrowed for the purpose (a) hereinbefore
mentioned within sixty years £rom the date or dates of
borrowing;
As to money borrowed for the purpose (b) hereinbefore 15
mentioned within fifty years from the date or dates
of borrowing ;
As to money borrowed with the consent of the Minister of
Transport within such period as he may determine.
( 4) The following sections of the Brighouse Corporation Act 20
1895 and the Brighouse Corporation Act 1907 shall with any
necessary modifications and subject as regards mortgages granted
under section 92 of the said Act of 1907 to the provisions of that
section extend and apply to the exercise of the powers of this Act
as if the same were re-enacted in this Act (namely):- 25
BRIGHOUSE CORPORATION ACT 1895.
Section 134.-· (Power to sell lands) ;
Section 135.-(Proceeds of sale of surplus lands to be treated
as capital) ;
Section 148.-(Enquiries by Local Government Board). 30
BRIGHOUSE CORPORATION ACT 1907.
Section 80.-(Mode of raising money) ;
Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) .Act 1920. 47
Section 81.-(Provisions of Public Health Act 1875 as to
mortgages to apply);
Section 82.-(Mode of payment off of money borrowed) ;
Section 83.-(Sinking fund) ;
5 Section 84.-(Protection of lender from necessity of enquiry) ;
Section 85.-(Corporation not to regard trusts);
Section 86.-(Appointment of receiver);
Section 87.-(Power to re-borrow);
Section 88-(Return to Local Government Board as to
10 repayment of debt);
Section 89.-(Application of money borrowed) ; ,
Section 90.-(Exclusion of certain loans from calculation
under Public Health Act 1875) ;
Section 94.-(Expenses of execution of Act);
15 Section 95.-(Audit of accounts).
(5) "nere under the provisions of any Act of Parliament or
of any order confirmed by or having the effect of an Act of
Parliament or of any order made under any such Act or order the
Brighouse Corporation are empowered or required to form a sinking
20 fund for the payment off of money borrowed then if the sinking
fund is an accumulating sinking fund the rate for the investment
of the fund on which the amount of the annual payments to the
fund is based shall be for a period of ten years from the passing
of this Act three pounds ten shillings per centum per annum and
25 in respect of money borrowed thereafter three pounds per centum
per annum or in either case such higher rate as the Ministry of
Health may from time to time approve.
PaPt Vl
,-~-
41. Any expenses of the execution by the Corporation of this Expenses of
Act with respect to which no other provision is made shall be :f~C::on
30 defrayed by the Corporation out of the borough fund or out of
the revenue of their respective undertakings as the Corporation
having regard to the nature of the expenditure shall deem just.
Part VII,
M iaceUaneous.
Repeal of
section 7
of Electric
Lighting
Order of
1904.
48 Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920.
PART VIL-MISCELLANEOUS.
42. Section 7 (.As to annual statement of accounts) except
sub-section (5) thereof of the Huddersfield (Extension to Golcar)
Electric Lighting Order 1904 which was confirmed by the Electric
Lighting Orders Confirmation (No. 3) .Act 1904 is hereby repealed. 5
Provision 43. The Corporation may instal purchase take on lease or
of ~~ provide and maintain and use ice-making machinery refrigerators
::C::t!ery and cold air stores together witb. all necessary buildings plant
:,<!:,Id air machinery appliances works and conveniences in connection
Liability of
occupiers
for water
rents in
default of
ownerli.
Application
of existing
enactment.a.

therewith and may let the whole or part thereof or permit the use 10
thereof subject to such terms and conditions as they may think fit.
44. The provisions of section 121 (Extent to which occupiers
liable in default of owners) of the Huddersfield Waterworks and
Improvement .Act 1876 shall extend and apply to the water rents
and water rates in all cases where the owners of premises are 15
primarily liable to the payment thereof.
45. The following enactments shall extend and apply to
and for the purposes of this .Act as if the same with any necessary
modifications were re-enacted in this .A.et namely :-
HUDDERSFJELD TRAMWAYS AND IMPROVEMENT .ACT 1890. 20
Section 35-(Sinking funds may be adjusted in certain events);
Section 38-(Annual return to Local Government Board with
respect.to sinking fund) ;
Section 40--(.A.pplication of moneys borrowed).
HUDDERBFlELD CORPORATION .ACT 1897.
Section 40--(.As to sinking fund);
Section 42-(Corporation not to regard trusts).
HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION TRAMWAYS ACT 1900.
Section 59-(.A.s to moneys raised by Corporation stock);
Section 63-(Protection of lenders from enquiry);
Section 66-(.A.udit of accounts) ;
Section 67-(Inquiries by and expenses of Local Government
Board).
25
30
Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) A.et 1920.
HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION Act 1902.
Section 47-(Provision as to mortgages);
Section 56-(Authentication and service of notices) ;
Section 58-(lnformations by whom to be laid);
Section 59-(Compensation how to be determined);
Section 61-(Recovery of penalties etc.).
HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION ACT 1906.
Section 30-(Limits of lateral and vertical deviation for
street works) ;
10 Section 31-(Power to make subsidiary works);
Section 32-(Power to alter steps areas pipes etc) i
Section 33-(Corporation empowered or may be required to
underpin or otherwise strengthen houses near works) ;
Section 34-(Temporary stoppage of streets);
15 Section 37-(Persons under disability may grant easements
etc);
Section 38-(Owners may be required to sell parts only of
certain lands and buildings ) ;
Section 41-(Correction of errors etc. in deposited plans and
20 book of reference) ;
Section 42-(Power to retain sell etc. lands) ;
Section 43-(Proceeds of sale of surplus lands);
Section 44-(.Agreements with landowners) ;
Section 76-(Mode of payment off of money borrowed);
25 Section 79-(As to rating of railways for certain purposes) ;
Section 86-(Saving for indictments etc.) ;
Section 87-(Powers of Act cumulative);
Section 88-(Crown rights).
Part VII.
M~.
Part VII. 50
M~. H'Uililmsjielil, Oorporati<m (General Powers) Act 1920.
THE AOT OF 1913.
Sub-section (b) of section 37-(For protection of Yorkshire
Electric Power Company);
Section 43-(Compensation in case of recently altered
buildings) ; 5
Section 97-(Certain provisions of Public Health Acts as to
borrowing not to apply) ;
Section 107-(Judges not disqualified).
HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION GAS ACT 1919.
Section 44-{R,1te of accumufation of payments to sinking 10
fund):
Provided that(1)
In the application of the said section 38 of the Huddersfield
Corporation Act 1906 the premises described in the
second schedule to this Act shall be deemed to be referred l 5
to instead of the premises described in the schedule to
that Act;
(2) In the application of the said section 43 of the Act of 1913
that section shall be read and have effect as if the
twentieth day of November nineteen hundred and 20
nineteen were therein mentioned instead of the thirtieth
day of November nineteen hundred and twelve ;
(3) Section 32 of the Huddersfield Corporation Act 1906
shall be read and have effect as if the following proviso
were inserted at the end thereof (that is to say) :- 25
Provided that the Corporation shall not raise sink
or otherwise alter or cause to be altered any telegraphic
line (as defined by the Telegraph Act 1878)
belonging to or used by the Postmaster-General
except under and subject to the provisions of the 30
said Act.
Huddersfield, Corporation (General Powers) .A.et 1920. 51 Part VII.
M i&cellaneou,.
46. The costs charges and expenses preliminary to and Cost.a of
of and incidental to the preparing obtaining and passing of this Act.
Act as taxed by the taxing officer of the House of Lords or of the
House of Commons shall be paid by the Corporation out of the
5 revenue of their tramway undertaking or out of the borough
fund or out of the money to be borrowed under this Act for the
purpose.
[SCHEDULES.
H llddersfiel4
to apply for
powers to
OODBtfflot
fl&IIIW&ya.
Purohaae
l&Dd:iand
ellll011W
works.
52 Huddersfieul Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920.
THE FIRST SCHEDULE.
AGREEMENT WITH BRIGH0USE O0RP0RATI0N.
MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made the 12th day of November
One thousand nine hundred and nineteen BETWEEN THE MAYOR
ALDERMEN AND BURGESSES OF THE OOUNTY BOROUGH OF
HUDDERSFIELD (hereinafter called "the Huddersfield Oorporation ") of the
one part and THE MAYOR ALDERMEN AND BURGESSES OF THE
BOROUGH OF BRIGHOUSE (hereinafter called " the Brighouse Oorporation ")
of the other part Whereas the Huddersfield Corporation and the Brighouse
Corporation have considered the subject of the construction and working of the
tramways and tramroad described in the first schedule to this agreement
(hereinafter referred to as "the projected tramways") And whereas in order
satisfactorily to construct and work the projected tramway No. 3 certain street
works described in the second schedule to this agreement and the necessary
works in connection therewith (all of which works are hereinafter referred to
as "the street works") are desirable And whereas the Brighouse Corporation
have acquired some of the land necessary for the street works and in order
to complete the same compulsory powers of purchase over other lands and
property are required And whereas subject to the necessary powers therefor
being obtained the Huddersfield Corporation have agreed to construct and work
the projected tramways or some of them upon the terms and conditions hereinafter
contained Now therefore it is hereby mutually agreed by and between the
parties hereto as follows that is to say :-
1. The Huddersfield Corporation shall apply for and use their best
endeavours to obtain by application to Parliament by bill in the session of 1920
power to construct the projected tramways in accordance with plans and sections
which have been agreed between the parties hereto and signPd in duplicate by
Kenneth Findlater Campbell on behalf of the Huddersfield Corporation and
Samuel Spencer Haywood on behalf of the Brighouse Corporation.
2. The Huddersfield Corporation shall also apply for and use their best
endeavours to obtain by the said application to Parliament compulsory power
to purchase the necessary lands and property for the street works (other than
those already acquired by the Brighouse Corporation as aforesaid) and power
for the Brighouse Corporation to carry out the street works as shown on the
said plans and sections.
3. The Brighouse Corporation shall render all assistance they can to
support the hereinbefore mentioned application of the Huddersfield Corporation
and shall supply such information and at the request and cost of the Huddersfield
Corporation give such evidence in connection therewith as may be reasonably
required and shall also use their best endeavours to secure the support of all
other persons or bodies interested and if required by the Huddersfield Corporation
shall at the expense of that Corporation petition and appear by counsel in support
Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920. 53
-of the application Provided that nothing herein contained shall preclude
the Brighouse Corporation from taking such steps as may be necessary to enable
them to appear by counsel before the Committees of Parliament to enable them
to secure that the bill authorising the projected tramways shall contain all
proper provisions for giving effect to this agreement and any provisions reasonably
required for protecting the interests of the Brighouse Corporation and
not being in conflict with this agreement.
4. In the event of the Huddersfield Corporation being empowered to
-construct the projected tramways they shall subject to the following proviso
-commence the said tramways (except Tramways 5, 6 and 7) within a period of
twelve months from the date of the royal a&lent to the .Act giving such powers
or from the receipt of notice in writing from the town clerk of Brighouse that
all the lands and property required for the street works have been acquired
and thrown into the street whichever event (i.e. royal assent or notice) shall
happen the later Provided always that the Huddersfield Corporation shall be
under no obligation as to any of the projected tramways to construct more
-than a single line the intention being that they need not construct any double
line until they in their opinion deem it advisable to do so .And that they shall
not be obliged to construct Tramway No. 4 until they have obtained a
satisfactory agreement with the millowners in Rastrick that the railway companies
-concerned will provide the necessary facilities for coal traffic on that tramway.
If the Brighouse Corporation at any time give notice in writing to the
Huddersfield Corporation that in their opinion the execution of a specified
portion only of the street works is sufficient to enable the projected tramways
properly to be constructed and the Huddersfield Corporation assent to that
,opinion or in the event of their refusing so to assent it is determined by arbitration
in manner hereinafter provided that the execution of the said portion only of
the street works is sufficient as aforesaid then and in that case the said portion
-0f the street works shall for the purposes of this clause of this agreement be
-deemed to be substituted for the street works.
6. The Brighouse Corporation shall afford all necessary facilities to enable
the Huddersfield Corporation to construct and complete the projected tramways
and the street works as aforosaid.
Also to
have right
to appear
before
Committee
of
Parliament.
Time for
commencement
of
certain
tramwaya.
Provision
for
omission of
oert&in
street works.
Brighouse to
facilitate
works.
6. The Brighouse Corporation shall subject as hereinafter mentioned Brighouse
-exercise as soon as possible and at their own cost any powers of compulsory ~:8:!f
purchase which the Huddersfield Corporation shall obtain in respect of the purchase
and
street works and shall give all such notices make all such applications and take complete
all such proceedings so far as the same may be necessary for the acquisition of etreet worb aa eoon aa
lands and property for the street works and the town clerk of Brighouse shall ~ble and
.give notice in writing to the Huddersfield Corporation within one calendar ~erafielcl.
month after the acquisition thereof that all the lands and property required for
the street works have been acquired and are ready to be thrown into and made
part of the street The said application to Parliament shall include the necessary
provisions for giving e:ffecp to this clause The Brighouse Corporation will also
carry out the street works as soon as possible and give notice to the Hr.ddersfl.eld
-Oorporation as soon as the works are completed.
Purchase
money and
cost of
street works
to be paid
by
Brighouae
with monies
to be
bom>wed
by them.
Brighouae to
refund to
Huddersfield
oert&in coat.
Huddersfield
to repair
damage to sewers &c.
Paving
between
tramway
lines.
Brighouae to
have option
of paving
IS.inch
margin
after notice
given to
Huddendield.
54 Huddersfield CMpo-ration (General Powers) Act 1920.
7. All purchase money costs and expenses incurred by the BrighollSe
Corporation in acquiring the lands and property for the street works under the
last preceding clause including the cost of execution of any works shall be paid
by the Brighouse Corporation out of moneys authorised by Act of Parliament
to be borrowed for that purpose The said application to Parliament shall
include the necessary borrowing powers for giving effect to this clause Provided
that the Huddersfield Corporation will refund to the Brighouse Corporation one
half the cost of execution of any such street works (such half not to exceed
£1,000) and further that in the event of the tram line between Carr Green Lane
and the Upper fulorge Inn in the parish of Rastrick being doubled the Oorporation
will reimburse the Brighouse Corporation a further sum of £500 in
respect of the cost of the street works in that Lane (being Street Work No. 1
in the second schedule to this agreement).
8. The Brighouse Corporation will refund to the Huddersfield Corporation
any cost properly incurred by the Huddersfield Corporation in constructing a
tramway track with concrete foundations in the new roadway being Street
Work No. 1 over and above the cost that would be incurred in the construction
of a tramway track with concrete foundations as originally intended
in Crow Trees Lane in accordance with the previous agreement between the
parties hereto referred to in clause 21 hereof such agreement being endorsed
" Agreement for promotion construction and working of Tramways under
Private Act of Parliament or Light Railway Order " dated the 31st day of
December 1914 Provided that the borough engineer of Brighouse shall be
notified of the intended execution of any work which may be the subject of any
claim under this clause and failing agreement between the parties hereto as to
the necessity for any such work the question shall be decided by arbitration in
accordance with clause 19 of this agreement.
9. The Huddersfield Corporation shall repair any damage caused by them
or their agents contractors or workmen during the construction of such of the
projected tramways as are situate in the borough of Brighouse (hereinafter
referred to as "the Brighouse tramways ") to any sewers gas or water mains or
pipes or other apparatus lying under or in connection with any road.way and
shall leave the margins and footpaths on each side of the Brighouse tramways
where affected by the levels at which the tram lines will be fixed at a proper
level in relation to the reconstructed portion of the roadway and in a condition
of repair at least equal to the condition thereof at the commencement of
construction of the Brighouse tramways.
10. Notwithstanding anything in section 28 of the Tramways Act 1870
the Huddersfield Corporation shall where there are double lines pave the whole
space between the two sets of lines of the Brighouse tramways.
A/3 regards all the Brighouse tramways constructed on roads paved or to be
paved the Brighouse Corporation shall have the op~ion from time to time of
maintaining the 18 inches of roadway (when wanting repair) on the outside of the
tram rails at the cost of the Huddersfield Corporation such cost to be agreed
Huddersfiel,d Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920. 5[i
between the engineers of the two Corporations from time to time Notice to
be given to tb.e Huddersfield Corporation before any part of the 18-inch margin
is disturbed.
11. The Huddersfield Corporation shall if it be necessary put down at such
places along the Brighouse tramways as the Brighouse Corporation shall reasonably
require suitable grids and drains communicating with the sewers or other
receptacles to prevent the accumulation of water on the Brighouse tramways.
12. The Huddersfield Corporation shall from time to time reasonably
maintain and renew the fittings and electrical and other appliances of the
Brighouse tramways.
Grids and
drains.
Huddenmeld
to maintain
fittings and
applianoos,
13. The actual fares tolls and charges to be le,ied by the Huddersfield Fares and
Corporation in respect of the Brighouse tramways shall be in proportion to those tolls.
levied generally throughout the Huddersfield Corporation tramway undertaking
having regard to the relative traffic cost of construction and other conditions and
the Huddersfield Corporation shall maintain or cause to be maintained on the
Brighouse tramways a reasonably adequate service of cars having regard to the
needs of the district to be served Provided that nothing herein contained shall
be deemed to impose upon the Huddersfield Corporation any obligation to
construct the said Tramways N os. 5, 6 and 7.
14. The Huddersfield Corpomtion shall when erecting the tramway poles Lamp~.
along the route of the Brighouse tramways avoid as far as possible any interference
with or interruption of the light from any gas or electric lamp belonging to the
Brighouse Corporation and in the event of any such interference or interruption
occurring on the Brighouse tramways the Brighouse Corporation shall upon giving
not less than fourteen days' notice to the Huddersfield Corporation of their desire
to do so have the right to use such poles for the support of any electric or gas
lamps belonging to the Brighouse Corporation the light of which is so interfered
with or interrupted as aforesaid Provided that in the exercise of the pow<•rs
of this clause no unnecessary damage shall be caused to such poles and no
obstruction or interference shall be caused to or with the working by the Hudde1 sfield
Corporation of the tramways and the Brighouse Corporation shall repay and
make good to the Huddersfield Corporation any expense or damage thrown upon
the Huddersfield Corporation as a result of the said use of the said poles.
15. The projected tramways shall be worked by electrical power in accordance
with the same system as is for the time being lawfully in operation for
working the tramway undertaking of the Huddersfield Corporation Provided
that nothing in this clause shall prevent the Huddersfield Corporation from
agreeing to purchase from the Brighouse Corporation all or any of the electrical
energy necessary for the purpose of working the projected tramways upon such
terms and conditions with respect thereto as shall be agreed between the said
Corporations but nothing in this agreement shall compel either of the partiea
hereto to enter into such agreement.
Electrioa1
powei.
Period for
purchal!ll by
focal
authority
extended to
31 yeara.
Inoorporation
of
Huddersfield
Act.
36 Huddersfield Corporation (General Pou:ers) Act 192v.
16. The provisions of section 43 of the Tramways .A.et 1870 shall apply to
the Brighouse tramways with the substitution of the period of thirty-one years
for the period of twenty-one years mentioned in the said section but nothing
herein or in the Tramways Act 1870 shall authorise the Brighouse Corporation to
acquire any tramway within the county borough of Huddersfield.
17. Save as herein otherwise expressly provided the provisions of the
Huddersfield Corporation Act 1913 and the statutory provisions thereby incorporated
or now or hereafter made applicable shall apply and have effect in
relation to the Brighouse tramways as they now apply and have effect or shall
apply and have effect in relation to the tramways authorised by that Act.
"Consent" 18. This agreement (subject and according to the provisions thereof) shall
of Brighoase. be deemed to be and shall be the consent of the Brighouse Corporation under the
standing orders of the Houses of Parliament to the construction in accordance
with the provisions of this agreement but not otherwise of the projected tramways
The Brighouse Corporation shall not during the operation of this agreement
give their consent under the said Standing Orders or otherwise to any proposal
for the construction of a tramway or light railway by any other corporation
authority company or person along the route of the projected tramways or any
part thereof.
Arbitration. 19. Any difference which may arise between the parties hereto in reference
Agreement
conditional
on
confirmation
by
Parlia.ment.
Previoua
agreements
<l&Jl06lled.
to any matter or thing in these presents contained or provided for or arising out
of these presents and any question which is by these presents required to be
referred to arbitration shall subject to any provision to the contrary herein
contained be determined by arbitration in accordance with the provisions of the
Arbitration Act 1889 by a single arbitrator to be agreed upon by the parties or
failing agreement to be appointed by the l\Iinistry of Transport on the application
of either party.
20. This agreement shall be deemed to be made subject to confirmation by
Parliament and aL-,o subject to such alterations as Parliament may think fit to
make therein but if the Committee of either House of Parliament on the Bill
make any material alteration in this agreement it shall be competent to either
party hereto to withdraw the same and this agreement shall thereupon become
void.
r · 21. The previous agreements between the Huddersfield Corporation and
the Brighouse CorporatioD relating to the construction of tramways dated
three agreements of the 31st December 1914 and two other agreements dated
res}leetively the 19th November 1915 and 28th July 1916 are hereby cancelled.
In witness whereof the Huddersfield Corporation and the Brighouse Corporation
have hereunto caused their respective common seals to be affixed the day
and year first above written.
Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920. 57
THE FIRST SCHEDULE before referred to.
TRAMWAY No.1.
A double line about 1 furlong 8 · 03 chains in length wholly in the parish and
borough of Huddersfield commencing in Bradford Road North by a junction with
the existing tramway of the Huddersfield Corporation at a point opposite the
south side of Allison Drive passing thence along the said Bradford Road North
and Netheroyd Hill Road and there terminating on the north-east side of such
road at a point 0 • 14 chains measured in a north-westerly direction from the
intersection of Judy Lane with Netheroyd Hill Road by a junction with propoccd
Tramroad No.1.
TRAMROAD No. l.
A double line about 5 furlongs O. 68 chains in length partly in the parish and
borough of Huddersfield and partly in the parish of Fixby in the rural district of
Halifax commencing on the north-east side of Nctheroyd Hill Road at a point
0·14 chains measured in a north-westerly direction from the intersection of Judy
Lane with Netheroyd Hill Road by a junction with proposed Tramway No. 1
and passing thence in a northerly and north-westerly direction across private
lands and terminating at a point on the south side of Clough Lane at the eastern
end of such lane 0 • 60 chains or thereabouts measured in an easterly direction
from the intersection of Broomfield Road with Clough Lane by a junction with
proposed Tramway No. 2.
TRAMWAY No. 2.
A double line about 5 furlongs O • 76 chains in length commencing in the
parish of Fixby in the rural district of Halifax at a point on the south side of
Clough Lane at the eastern end of such lane 0 • 60 chains or thereabouts measured
in an easterly direction from the intersection of Broomfield Road with Olough
Lane by a junction with proposed Tramroad No. 1 and passing thence along
Clough Lane and New Hey Road and there terminating at a point 1 · 04 chains or
thereabouts measured in a north-easterly direction from the intersection of
Clough Lane with New Hey Road by a junction with proposed Tramway No. 3.
TRAMWAY No. 3.
About 1 mile 6 furlongs 3 · 40 chains in length whereof 4 furlongs 7 · 00 chains
will be single line and 1 mile 1 furlong 6 · 4 chains will be double line wholly in the
parishes of Rastrick and Brighouse in the borough of Brighouse commencing in
New Hey Road by a junction with the proposed Tramway No. 2 at a point
1.04 chains measured in a north-easterly direction from the intersection of
Olough Lane with New Hey Road passing thence along the said New Hey Road
Orow Trees Lane Church Street Ogden Lane Rastrick Oommon Gooder Lane
Huddersfield Road and Bradford Road and there terminating in the said parish
of Brighouse at a point opposite the north side of Commorcial Street.
58 Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act 1920.
TRAMWAY No. 4.
About 3 furlongs in length whereof 4 chains will be double line and 2 furlongsG
chains will be single line wholly in the parish of Rastrick in the borough of
Brighouse commencing in Huddersfield Road by a junction with proposed.
Tramway No. 3 at a point opposite Cliffe Road passing thence along the said
Huddersfield Road and Birds Royd Lane and there terminating on the south
1;ide thereof at the boundary wall of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and
at a point about 4·45 chains measured in an easterly direction from the intersection
of Calder Street with the said Birds Royd Lane.
TRAMWAY NO. 5.
A double line about 2 chains in length wholly in the parish of Rastrick in the
borough of Brighouse commencing in Gooder Lane by a junction with proposed
Tramway No. 3 at a point about ·90 chains south-west of the junction of Gooder
Lane in Huddersfield Road passing thence along the said Gooder Lane Huddersfield
Road and Birds Royd Lane and there terminating by a junction with
proposed Tramway No. 4 at a point about 3·50 chains we.st of the junction of
Princess Street with the said Birds Royd Lane.
TRAMW.\Y No. 6.
A double line about 1 mile 5 · l chains in length wholly in the parish and
borough of Huddersfield commencing in Bradford Road North by a junction with
proposed Tramway No. 1 at a point about 2·73 chains mca,sured in a southerly
direction from the intersection of N cthcroyd Hill Road passing thence along the
r-;aid Bradford Road North and there terminating at the borough boundary by a
junction with proposed Tramway No. 7.
TRAMWAY NO. 7.
A double line about 1 mile 9 · 23 chains in length wholly in the parish of
Rastrick in the borough of Brighouse commencing in Huddersfield Road at the
borough boundary by a junction with proposed Tramway No. 6 passing thence
along the said Huddersfield Road and there terminating by a junction with
proposed Tramway No. 3 at a point about ·36 chain measured in a northerly
direction from the intersection of Gooder Lane with the said Huddersfield Road.
All the tramways will be constructed on the same gauge as the existing
tramways of the Huddersfield Corporation that is to say on a gauge of 4ft. 7 fin.
THE SECOND SCHEDULE before referred to.
{STREET WORKS ALL IN THE BOROUGH OF BRIGHOUSE.)
STREET WoRK No. 1.
lAJ The construction of a new roadway 40 feet wide commencing at the
jun\Jtion of Carr Green Lane with Crow Trees Lane proceeding in a north-easterly
direction and running into Orow Trees Lane at a point opposite the Rastrick
Free Library.
{B) The widening from the point last mentioned of Crow Trees Lane to
the north-west comer of the licensed premises known as the Upper George Inn.
Hudilersftel,d, Oorporati<>n (General Powera) Act 1920. 5~
STREET WORK No. 2.
The widening and improvement of Ogden Lane on the south Bide thereof
commencing at a point 19 yards east of Thornhill Road and proceeding thence in
an easterly direction for a distance of 134 yards and there terminating.
STREET WORK No. 3.
The widening and improvement of Ogden Lane and Rastrick Oommon
commencing on the north side of Ogden Lane at a point 61 yards west of Rastrick
Oommon and terminating on the west side of Rastrick Oommon at a point 63-
yards north of Ogden Lane.
STREET WoRK No. 4.
The widening and improvement of Gooder Lane on the south-west side
thereof commencing at a point 36 yards north-east of Bridge End and proceeding
thence in a north-easterly direction and terminating at the west side of Victoria
Street.
STREET WORK No. 5.
The widening and improvement of Gooder Lane on the north side thereof
commencing at a point 9 yards south-west of Oldham Street and proceeding
thence in a north-easterly direction and terminating at a point 28 yards north-east
of St. John's Street.
The Oorporate Oommon Seal of the }
Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the
Oounty Borough of Huddersfield was
hereunto affixed in the presence of
J. HENRY FIELD,
Town OZerk.
The Oorporate Common Seal of the 'I
Mayor .Aldermen and Burgesses of the
Borough of Brighouse was hereunto j"
affixed in the presence of
D. 0. HOLMES,
.Mayor.
KENYON BROWN, Chairman of the Finance Committee.
P, T. GROVE, Town Clerk.
"60 H'Uddersfieul Corporation (General Powers) .Act 1920.
THE SECOND SCHEDULE.
:DBBOlUPTION OP P&0PEBTIBS OP WHICH PORTIONS ONLY HAY BE B.EQUIB.ED
BY THE 0oRPO:&ATION,
Borough of Huddersfteld ..
Borough of Brighouse.
.Parish of Fixhy
2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19,
1.24, 125, 126, 128, 129,
130 and 135.
33,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,
45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51,
52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58,
61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67,
68, 69, 70, 71, 7f&, 73, 74,
75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81,
82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88,
89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95,
96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101,
102, 103, 104, 105, 106,
and 107 .
20, 21, 22,23,24, 25, 26, 27,
28, 29, 30.
HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION
(GENERAL POWERS) ACT 1920.
AN
ACT
To empower the Mayor Aldermen and
Burgesses of the borough of Huddersfield
to construct tramways street improvements
and other works ; to confer further powers
upon them with respect to their several
undertakings ; and for other purposes.
[ROYAL .ASSENT 16TH AUGUST 1920.]
10 & 11 GEORGE V.
J. HENRY FIELD,
Town 01,erk,
Huddersfield.
SHARPE, PRITCHARD & 00.,
Parliament Mansions,
Orchard Street,
Victoria Street,
Westminster, S.W .1,
Parliamentary Agents.

Huddersfield Corporation (General Powers) Act of 1920

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