Gas Supply Act 1996 No 38
47 Erection and placement of gas works
(1) This section applies to work connected with the erection, installation, extension, alteration, maintenance and removal of gas works.(2) For the purposes of this Act, a network operator:(a) may carry out work to which this section applies, and(b) in particular, may carry out any such work on a public road.(3) Work to which this section applies is exempt from the requirement for an approval under the Local Government Act 1993 except in relation to buildings.(4) However, no such work (other than routine connections, repairs or maintenance work) may be carried out unless:(a) notice of the proposal to carry out the work has been given to the local council, and(b) the local council has been given a reasonable opportunity (being at least 40 days from the date on which the notice was given) to make submissions to the network operator in relation to the proposal, and(c) the network operator has given due consideration to any submissions so made.(5) Subsection (4) does not apply to the carrying out of any such work to cope with emergencies.