Light Railway Orders: Hearings of Objections

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Reference: MT 130
Title: Light Railway Orders: Hearings of Objections

This series consists of bound records of hearings of objections to proposals for light railways, held by the Light Railway Commissioners under the Light Railways Act 1896.

Date: 1898-1907
Related material:

Associated Plans are in MT 54

Orders of the Commissioners and papers relating to them, from 1896 until the 1921 are in MT 58

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Light Railways Commission, 1896-1922

Physical description: 10 volume(s)
Access conditions: Normal Closure before FOI Act:
Immediate source of acquisition:

Department of Transport , in 1985

Administrative / biographical background:

The Light Railways Act of 1896 enabled the Board of Trade to appoint three Light Railway Commissioners to authorise provisionally the construction and working of light railways, subject to the Board's confirmation, and so to avoid the cost to promoters of private bill procedures.

The Commissioners had power under section 7(1) of the Act to consider objections to proposals for light railways, taking all reasonable steps to consult local authorities, land owners and occupiers. This series consists of a bound set of records of hearings by the Commissioners of such objections, dating from 1898 to 1907.

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