Land Compensation Manual Section 10: Special cases with the compensation code

Appendix 10/1: Statutes enabling the compulsory acquisition of new rights in land

The Valuation Office Agency`s technical manual covering all aspects of compulsory purchase and compensation.

Statute Power of Acquisition Compensation Provisions Remarks
       
Atomic Energy Authority Act 1954 Section 5(1) Section 5(1) Land Compensation Act 1961 and Acquisition of Land Act 1981 apply
Opencast Coal Act 1958 Section 4 as amended by Section 29 Acquisition of Land Act 1981 Sections 17 to 36 Schedules 3, 4, 5 & 6  
Pipelines Act 1962 Section 12 Section 14  
Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 Section 13(1) Section 13(3) Part II Schedule 1  
Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 Section 142(4) Part IV Schedule 28 These provisions apply only to urban development corporations
Highways Act 1980 Section 250 Section 247(2) and (3) part II Schedule 19 Section 247 (2) and (3) apply to the acquisition of rights by virtue of Section 250(3)
Telecommunications Act 1984 Section 34(3) Section 34(1)  
Gas Act 1986 Part I Schedule 3 Part II Schedule 3  
Electricity Act 1989 Part I Schedule 3 Part II Schedule 3 Acquisition of easement
Water Industry Act 1991 Section 155 Schedule 9  
Water Resources Act 1991 Section 154 Schedule 18 Functions of NRA now assumed by the Environment Agency
Land Drainage Act 1991 Section 62(4) Section 62(5)  

Note: The above list is not exhaustive and there are other statutory provisions that enable authorities to take rights over land including wayleaves.