Section 18 – Set-off of betterment against compensation
91.Development may enhance the value of adjoining or nearby land. Section 18 accordingly provides for compensation to be reduced by an amount equivalent to any enhanced value of other contiguous(26) or adjacent(27) land of the person seeking the compensation.
“contiguous”: touching or immediately next to, sharing a common boundary with [other land].
“adjacent” includes land that is not contiguous, but which is close to or near other land.