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The Water and Sewerage Services (2006 Order) (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2007

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Compulsory acquisition of land

27.—(1) Any land which has been compulsorily acquired under Article 10 of the 1973 Order before the transfer date shall be treated for the purposes of Article 216 of, and Schedule 7 to, the 2006 Order as compulsorily acquired under that Article and that Schedule—

(a)by the water undertaker, in relation to land acquired for any purpose in connection with the performance of the Department’s functions under Article 3(1)(a) of the 1973 Order; or

(b)by the sewerage undertaker, in relation to land acquired for any purpose in connection with the performance of the Department’s functions under Article 3(1)(b) or (c) of the 1973 Order.

(2) Any vesting order made by the Department under Article 10(2) of the 1973 Order before the transfer date in relation to any land shall have effect on and after that date as if it were a vesting order made under Article 216 of, and Schedule 7 to, the 2006 Order by the Department vesting that land—

(a)in the water undertaker, in the case of a vesting order made for any purpose in connection with the performance of the Department’s functions under Article 3(1)(a) of the 1973 Order; or

(b)in the sewerage undertaker, in the case of a vesting order made for any purpose in connection with the performance of the Department’s functions under Article 3(1)(b) or (c) of the 1973 Order,

and paragraphs 5 to 20 of Schedule 6 to the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 (c.9) shall, by virtue of paragraph 5 of Schedule 7 to the 2006 Order, apply to such a vesting order accordingly.

(3) Any notice served or published or other thing done before the transfer date for the purposes of Article 10(2) or (3) of the 1973 Order in relation to the making of a vesting order shall have effect on and after that date as if served, published or done for the purposes of Article 216 of, and Schedule 7 to, the 2006 Order; and Schedule 6 to the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 (c.9), as it applies by virtue of paragraph 5 of the said Schedule 7, shall apply accordingly.

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