281 Exclusion of s 280 at option of statutory undertakers
281 Exclusion of s 280 at option of statutory undertakers

(1)     Where statutory undertakers are entitled to compensation in respect of such a compulsory acquisition as is mentioned in section 280(1)(c), the statutory undertakers may by notice in writing under this section elect that the compensation shall be ascertained in accordance with the enactments (other than rule (5) of the rules set out in section 5 of the Land Compensation Act 1961) which would be applicable apart from section 280.

(2)     If the statutory undertakers so elect the compensation shall be ascertained accordingly.

(3)     An election under this section may be made either in respect of the whole of the land comprised in the compulsory acquisition in question or in respect of part of that land.