15. Section 27 of the principal Act is amended —
by deleting subsections (1) and (2) and substituting the following subsections:
“(1) The Authority may, where it considers necessary, require the owner of any premises —
to allow a footway to be constructed within his premises for the use of the public; or
to allow an existing footway within his premises to be improved for the use of the public.
(2) The construction or improvement of a footway under subsection (1) shall not affect any house within the premises, except that if necessary for this purpose, the Authority may set back any wall, fence, hedge or other similar erection.”;
by inserting, immediately after the word “new” in the 3rd line of subsection (6), the words “or existing”; and
by inserting, immediately after the word “construction” in subsection (8)(a), the words “or improvement”.