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The Strategic Investment and Regeneration of Sites (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

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Land: transfer to, and acquisition of land by, development corporation

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20.—(1) The Office may by order transfer to a development corporation any land forming all or part of the corporation’s site which is vested in the Office.

(2) A development corporation may acquire by agreement or compulsorily land which –

(a)is adjacent to its site and is required by the corporation for purposes connected with the discharge of the corporation’s functions in relation to its site; or

(b)is required to provide or improve access to the site.

(3) Parts II and III of Schedule 2 shall have effect in relation to –

(a)the compulsory acquisition of land under paragraph (2); and

(b)powers of entry in connection with the acquisition of land under that paragraph.

(4) A development corporation may, with the approval of the Office, make an order extinguishing or modifying any public right of way over land acquired by it under this Article; and subsections (2) to (9) of section 67F of the Transport Act (Northern Ireland) 1967 (c. 37) shall apply to an order under this paragraph as they apply to an order under subsection (1) of that section, but with the substitution –

(a)for references to the Holding Company of references to the development corporation; and

(b)for references to the Department of references to the Office.

(5) Where land is acquired by a development corporation under paragraph (2), references in this Part to the site of the corporation shall be taken to include the land so acquired.

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