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Part 3 SLand

23Acquisition of land by agreementS

(1)Ministers may acquire by agreement any land—

(a)which may be acquired compulsorily under section 22,

(b)which is to be used to mitigate any adverse effect arising from the carrying out or the operation of the Forth Crossing works, or

(c)the enjoyment of which will be seriously affected by the carrying out or the operation of the Forth Crossing works.

This subsection does not affect any other power of Ministers to acquire the land concerned, or any other land, by agreement.

(2)In the Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1973 (c.56)—

(a)at the end of section 24(6), insert “ or authorised by the Forth Crossing Act 2011 ”, and

(b)at the end of section 25(5), insert “ or any works authorised by the Forth Crossing Act 2011 ”.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I1S. 23 in force at 3.2.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/38, art. 2, Sch.