Compulsory acquisition of landN.I.
5—(1) The Department may acquire compulsorily any land which it requires, whether for a limited period or otherwise, for the purposes of, or in connection with, providing or improving access to any land so as to facilitate the carrying out of any of its functions under this Act.
(2) The power of acquiring land compulsorily under subsection (1) includes power to acquire, by the creation of a new right, an easement or other right over land.
(3) Schedule 1 has effect in relation to—
(a)the compulsory acquisition of land under subsection (1); and
(b)powers of entry in connection with the compulsory acquisition of land under that subsection.