Part IX Acquisition and Appropriation of Land for Planning Purposes, etc (ss 226-246)
Part IX Acquisition and Appropriation of Land for Planning Purposes, etc (ss 226-246)

226 Compulsory acquisition of land for development and other planning purposes

(1)     A local authority to whom this section applies shall, on being authorised to do so by the Secretary of State, have power to acquire compulsorily any land in their area . . .—

[(a)     if the authority think that the acquisition will facilitate the carrying out of development, re-development or improvement on or in relation to the land,] or

(b)     [which] is required for a purpose which it is necessary to achieve in the interests of the proper planning of an area in which the land is situated.

[(1A)     But a local authority must not exercise the power under paragraph (a) of subsection (1) unless they think that the development, re-development or improvement is likely to contribute to the achievement of any one or more of the following objects—

(a)     the promotion or improvement of the economic well-being of their area;

(b)     the promotion or improvement of the social well-being of their area;

(c)     the promotion or improvement of the environmental well-being of their area.]

(2)     . . .

[(2A)     The Secretary of State must not authorise the acquisition of any interest in Crown land unless—

(a)     it is an interest which is for the time being held otherwise than by or on behalf of the Crown, and

(b)     the appropriate authority consents to the acquisition.]

(3)     Where a local authority exercise their power under subsection (1) in relation to any land, they shall, on being authorised to do so by the Secretary of State, have power to acquire compulsorily—

Popular documents