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

Appendix 10/2: Statutes Authorising the Execution of Works without the Acquisition of any Interest in Land

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

Statute Authority To Carry Out Works Compensation Provisions Remarks
Atomic Energy Authority Act 1954 Section 5(2) None specified Power to lay pipes in streets
Opencast Coal Act 1958 Section 4 as amended by S29 Acquisition of Land Act 1981 Sections 17 to 36 Schedules 3, 4, 5 & 6  
Pipelines Act 1962 Section 15 None  
Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 Section 13(1) Section 13(3) Part II Schedule 1  
Development of Rural Wales Act 1976 Section 6(5) Section 6(7) Part II Schedule 4  
Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 Section 142(4) Part IV Schedule 28 Provisions apply only to UDCs
Highways Act 1980 Section 289 survey purposes) Section 291 (maintenance work) Section 292  
Telecommunications Act 1984 Paragraph 5 Schedule 2 Paragraph 7 Schedule 2 Compulsory purchase code does not apply. Compensation to be “fair and reasonable”.
Gas Act 1986 Schedule 4 None specified Works in streets
Electricity Act 1989 Paragraph 6 Schedule 4 Paragraph 7 Schedule 4 Acquisition of wayleave
Water Resources Act 1991 Section 159 Section 160 Paragraph 1 Schedule 21 Paragraph 2 Schedule 21 (Pipes in streets) (Pipes in other land)
Water Industry Act 1991 Section 158 Section 159 Paragraph 1 Schedule 12 Paragraph 2 Schedule 12 (Pipes in streets) (Pipes in other land)
Land Drainage Act 1991 Section 14(2) Section 14(5) Watercourse and drainage work

Note: The above list is not exhaustive and there are other statutory provisions that enable authorities to carry out works.