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London Docklands Railway Act 1991 (c. xxiii)

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Part IIILands

9Power to acquire lands

(1)The Corporation may enter upon, take and use such of the lands delineated on the deposited plans and described in the deposited book of reference as they may require for the purposes of the works or for any purpose connected with or ancillary to their undertaking.

(2)The Corporation may enter upon, use and appropriate so much of the subsoil and under-surface of any public street, road, footway or place delineated on the deposited plan and described in the deposited book of reference as shall be necessary for the purposes mentioned in subsection (1) above without being required to purchase the same or any easement therein or thereunder or to make any payment therefor.

10Set-off for enhancement in value of retained land

(1)In this section“relevant land” means any land or any interest in or over land acquired by the Corporation for the purposes of the works.

(2)In assessing the compensation payable to any person on the acquisition by the Corporation from him of any relevant land, the Lands Tribunal shall—

(a)have regard to the extent to which the lands or the remaining contiguous lands belonging to the same person may be benefited by the works; and

(b)set off against the value of the relevant land any increase in the value of the remaining contiguous lands belonging to the same person which will accrue to him by reason of the construction of the works.

(3)The [1961 c. 33.] Land Compensation Act 1961 shall have effect subject to the provisions of this section.

11Period for compulsory purchase of lands

The powers of the Corporation for the compulsory purchase of land under this Act shall cease at the end of the period of 5 years commencing on the date of the passing of this Act.

12Incorporation of lands provisions

(1)The following provisions of the under-mentioned Acts are, with necessary modifications, incorporated with this Act:—

  • The Act of 1963

    • section 21 (Powers to enter for survey or valuation):

  • The Act of 1964

    • section 12 (Acquisition of part only of certain properties); and

    • section 14 (Extinction of private rights of way):

  • The Act of 1965

    • section 13 (Correction of errors in deposited plans and book of reference):

  • The Act of 1966

    • section 14 (Power to expedite entry):

  • The Act of 1969

    • section 14 (Disregard of recent improvements and interests).

(2)The provisions of the said section 21 of the Act of 1963, as so incorporated, shall have effect as if after the word “acquire” there were inserted the words “or use”.

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