228 Compulsory acquisition of land by the [Secretary of State for] [Housing, Communities and Local Government]
228 Compulsory acquisition of land by the [Secretary of State for] [Housing, Communities and Local Government]

(1)     [The [Secretary of State for [Housing, Communities and Local Government]]] may acquire compulsorily—

(a)     any land necessary for the public service; and

(b)     any land which it is proposed to use not only for the public service but also—

(i)     to meet the interests of proper planning of the area, or

(ii)     to secure the best or most economic development or use of the land,

otherwise than for the public service.

[(1A)     But subsection (1) does not permit 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.]

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