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Prior to 13 July 2016, section 15 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (LG(MP)A 1976) permitted a person authorised in writing by a local authority at any reasonable time to survey any land in connection with a proposal by the authority to acquire compulsorily an interest in the land. Such a right to enter land only applied in respect of compulsory purchase proposals by local authorities, and not by other acquiring authorities, such as statutory undertakers. The government recognised that other acquiring authorities considering using their compulsory purchase powers might need to enter land to survey and value it before deciding whether to make a compulsory purchase order (CPO), eg to ascertain if there are any underground structures or contaminated land which might impact a proposed scheme. It
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