[137A Purchase notices: Crown land]
[137A Purchase notices: Crown land]

[(1)     A purchase notice may be served in respect of Crown land only as mentioned in this section.

(2)     The owner of a private interest in Crown land must not serve a purchase notice unless—

(a)     he first offers to dispose of his interest to the appropriate authority on equivalent terms, and

(b)     the offer is refused by the appropriate authority.

(3)     The appropriate authority may serve a purchase notice in relation to the following land—

(a)     land belonging to Her Majesty in right of Her private estates;

(b)     land belonging to Her Majesty in right of the Duchy of Lancaster;

(c)     land belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall;

(d)     land which forms part of the Crown Estate.