141 Action by Secretary of State in relation to purchase notice
141 Action by Secretary of State in relation to purchase notice

(1)     Subject to the following provisions of this section and to section 142(3), if the Secretary of State is satisfied that the conditions specified in subsection (3) or, as the case may be, subsection (4) of section 137 are satisfied in relation to a purchase notice, he shall confirm the notice.

(2)     If it appears to the Secretary of State to be expedient to do so, he may, instead of confirming the purchase notice—

(a)     in the case of a notice served on account of the refusal of planning permission, grant planning permission for the development in question;

(b)     in the case of a notice served on account of planning permission for development being granted subject to conditions, revoke or amend those conditions so far as appears to him to be required in order to enable the land to be rendered capable of reasonably beneficial use by the carrying out of that development;