any such apparatus vests in the HCA.
Sub-paragraph (2) is subject to paragraphs 4 to 6.
The HCA may give a direction before the completion of the acquisition that
paragraph 3(2) is not to apply to any right or apparatus specified in the
Paragraph 3(2) is subject to any agreement which may be made (whether
before or after the completion of the acquisition) between—
in whom the right or apparatus concerned is vested, or
Paragraph 3(2) does not apply to—
any right vested in statutory undertakers for the purpose of carrying
any apparatus belonging to statutory undertakers for that purpose,
any right conferred by, or in accordance with, the electronic
communications code on the operator of an electronic
communications code network, or
any electronic communications apparatus kept installed for the
purposes of any such network.
In sub-paragraph (1) “statutory undertakers” means persons who are, or are
deemed to be, statutory undertakers for the purposes of any provision of
Part 11 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8); and “statutory
undertaking” is to be read in accordance with section 262 of that Act
(meaning of “statutory undertakers”).
Any person who suffers loss by the extinguishment of a right, or the vesting
of any apparatus, under paragraph 3 is entitled to compensation from the
Any compensation payable under this paragraph is to be determined in
accordance with the Land Compensation Act 1961 (c. 33).
New rights: Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 (c. 56)
The Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 applies, with the necessary
modifications, to the compulsory acquisition of new rights under section 9
as it applies to the compulsory purchase of land.
One result is that, in appropriate contexts, references in that Act to land are
to be read as referring, or as including references, to—
the rights acquired or to be acquired, or
land over which the rights are, or are to be, exercisable,
according to the requirements of the particular context.
New rights: specific adaptations of 1965 Act
Part 1 of the Act of 1965 applies to the compulsory acquisition of new rights
under section 9 with the modifications specified in paragraphs 10 to 15.
Sub-paragraph (1) is without prejudice to the generality of paragraph 8.
Section 7 (measure of compensation) of the Act of 1965 is to be read as if for
that section there were substituted—
In assessing the compensation to be paid by the acquiring
authority under this Act regard shall be had not only to the extent
(if any) to which the value of the land over which the right is
acquired is depreciated by the acquisition but also to the damage
(if any) to be sustained by the owner of the land by reason of
injurious affection of other land of the owner by the exercise of the
The modifications subject to which subsection (1) of section 44 of
the Land Compensation Act 1973 (compensation for injurious
affection) is to have effect, as applied by subsection (2) of that
section to compensation for injurious affection under this section,
for “land is acquired or taken” there shall be substituted “a
right over land is acquired”; and
for “acquired or taken from him” there shall be substituted
“over which the right is exercisable”.”
Section 8 of the Act of 1965 (which relates to cases in which a vendor cannot
be required to sell part only of a building or garden) is to be read as if for that
section there were substituted—
Subsection (3) applies if—
a notice to treat in respect of a right over land consisting of
a house, building or manufactory or of a park or garden
belonging to a house (“the relevant land”) has been served
on a person in pursuance of section 5 of this Act; and
a question of disputed compensation in respect of
the purchase of the right would, apart from this
section, fall to be determined by the Lands Tribunal
before the Tribunal has determined the question,
the person satisfies the Tribunal as mentioned in
The person satisfies the Tribunal as mentioned in this subsection
if the person satisfies the Tribunal that—
the person has an interest which the person is able and
willing to sell in the whole of the relevant land; and
in the case of land consisting of a house, building or
manufactory, cannot be purchased without
material detriment to the land; or
in the case of land consisting of a park or garden
belonging to a house, cannot be purchased without
seriously affecting the amenity or convenience of
The compulsory purchase order to which the notice to treat
relates, in relation to the person concerned—
ceases to authorise the purchase of the right; and
is deemed to authorise the purchase of the person’s
interest in the whole of the relevant land (including, in the
case of land consisting of a park or garden belonging to a
and the notice to treat is deemed to have been served in respect of
that interest on such date as the Tribunal directs.
Any question as to the extent of the land in which a compulsory
purchase order is deemed to authorise the purchase of an interest
by virtue of subsection (3) is to be determined by the Tribunal.
Subsection (6) applies if, in consequence of a determination of the
Tribunal that it is satisfied as mentioned in subsection (1)(b)(ii), a
compulsory purchase order is deemed by virtue of subsection (3)
to authorise the purchase of an interest in land.
The acquiring authority may, at any time within the period of six
weeks beginning with the date of the determination, withdraw the
notice to treat in consequence of which the determination was
Nothing in subsection (6) prejudices any other power of the
authority to withdraw the notice.
The modifications subject to which subsection (1) of section 58 of
the Land Compensation Act 1973 (determination of material
detriment) is to have effect, as applied by subsection (2) of that
section to the duty of the Tribunal in determining whether it is
satisfied as mentioned in subsection (1)(b)(ii) above, are set out in
at the beginning of paragraphs (a) and (b) there shall be
for “severance” there shall be substituted “right on the
whole of the house, building or manufactory or of the
house and the park or garden”; and
for “part proposed” and “part is” there shall be substituted
respectively “right proposed” and “right is”.”
The provisions of the Act of 1965 mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) (which
state the effect of a deed poll executed in various circumstances where there
is no conveyance by persons with interests in the land) are to be read as if
they were modified in accordance with sub-paragraph (3).
section 9(4) (failure of owners to convey),
paragraph 10(3) of Schedule 1 (owners under incapacity),
paragraph 2(3) of Schedule 2 (absent and untraced owners), and
paragraphs 2(3) and 7(2) of Schedule 4 (common land).
The provisions are to be read as if they were modified so as to secure that, as
against persons with interests in the land which are expressed to be
overridden by the deed, the right which is to be acquired compulsorily is
vested absolutely in the acquiring authority.
Section 11 of the Act of 1965 (powers of entry) is to be read as if it were
modified so as to secure that, as from the date on which the acquiring
authority has served notice to treat in respect of any right, the acquiring
authority has power to enter for the purpose of exercising that right.
For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)—
the power to enter is to be exercisable in the same circumstances, and
subject to the same conditions, as already contained in that section,
the right is deemed to have been created on the date of service of the
Sections 12 (penalty for unauthorised entry) and 13 (entry on sheriff’s
warrant in the event of obstruction) of the Act of 1965 are to be read as if
Section 20 of the Act of 1965 (compensation for short-term tenants) is to be
read as if it were modified so as to secure that persons with such interests as
are mentioned in that section are compensated in a manner corresponding
to that in which they would be compensated on a compulsory purchase of
the interests but taking into account only the extent (if any) of such
interference with such interests as is actually caused, or likely to be caused,
by the exercise of the right concerned.
Section 22 of the Act of 1965 (protection of acquiring authority’s possession
of land where by inadvertence an interest in the land has not been
purchased) is to be read as if it were modified so as to enable the acquiring
authority, in circumstances corresponding to those referred to in that
section, to continue to be entitled to exercise the right concerned, subject to
compliance with that section as respects compensation.
The enactments relating to compensation for the compulsory purchase of
land apply, with the necessary modifications, in relation to the acquisition of
new rights under section 9 as they apply to compensation for the
compulsory purchase of land.
Sub-paragraph (1) is without prejudice to the generality of paragraph 8.
The provisions of Part 1 of the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 (c. 56) (other
than section 31) apply, so far as applicable, to the acquisition by the HCA of
In that Part as so applied “land” has the same meaning as in this Part of this