596. Compensation where compulsory rights for opencast coal mining acquired.

Where the Coal Authority1 compulsorily acquires temporary rights of occupation and use of agricultural land for the purposes of opencast coal mining by means of a compulsory rights order2, the occupier is entitled to receive from the Authority annual compensation based on the annual value of the land, adjusted by reference to expected profit or loss, and also compensation for the costs of removal and in respect of forced sales of property3.

On the termination of the occupation by the Authority, the occupier is entitled to compensation by way of payment of the cost of works for restoring the land