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If a local authority uses CPO powers to acquire land to allow regeneration within its area will existing rights that would interfere with that development be automatically extinguished or would section 203 need to be relied on?

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Published on LexisPSL on 05/07/2018

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  • If a local authority uses CPO powers to acquire land to allow regeneration within its area will existing rights that would interfere with that development be automatically extinguished or would section 203 need to be relied on?

If a local authority uses CPO powers to acquire land to allow regeneration within its area will existing rights that would interfere with that development be automatically extinguished or would section 203 need to be relied on?

Unless there is express statutory power to do so, a compulsory purchase of land does not authorise the acquisition of adverse interests in, or rights over, the land to be acquired, which benefit land not being acquired.

While such adverse interests or rights continue to bind the land compulsorily acquired, they

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