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.