226 Compulsory acquisition of land for development and other planning purposes

Part IX Acquisition and Appropriation of Land for Planning Purposes, etc

Acquisition for planning and public purposes

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)

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