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(1)In addition to the lands which the authorised undertaker is authorised to acquire by section 23 (Power to acquire land) of this Act, the authorised undertaker may acquire, by agreement, any lands required for the following purposes—
(a)providing for the relocation of population or industry from any lands within the limits of deviation;
(b)providing recreational land or allotments in substitution for any lands within the limits of deviation;
(c)forming junctions between the works or any part of them and a road or other way; and
(d)executing, improving or maintaining the works.
(2)The authorised undertaker may be authorised by Scottish Ministers to purchase compulsorily any lands for the purposes mentioned in subsection (1) and the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) (Scotland) Act 1947 (c. 42) shall apply in relation to any such compulsory purchase as if this section had been contained in a public general Act in force immediately before the commencement of that Act.
(3)The authorised undertaker may use any lands acquired by it in pursuance of the provisions of subsection (1) or (2), or any other land vested in it, for such purposes and for the purposes of section 1(3) (Power to construct works).
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