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British Railways (No. 3) Order Confirmation Act 1994

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18(1)In this section “lessee” means a lessee under a lease having a period of not less than 21 years to run at the date of his notice under subsection (3) below; and any reference to the purchase of an interest in land includes reference to the purchase of a new right in, under or over that land.

(2)(a)Subject to the provisions of this section, the Secretary of State may, by order under this subsection, extend the period for the exercise of powers of compulsory purchase of land and new rights in, under or over land under this Order.

(b)An order under this subsection shall be subject to special parliamentary procedure.

(3)If any owner or lessee of any land subject to an order under subsection (2) above shall give notice in writing to the Board of his desire for the purchase as soon as may be by the Board of his interest in any part of the land specified in the notice, the Board shall within a period of three months after the receipt of such notice—

(a)enter into a contract with him for the purchase of his interest in the land or such part thereof as may be specified in the contract; or

(b)serve on him a notice to treat for the compulsory purchase of his interest in the land specified in his notice, or in such part thereof as may be required by the Board; or

(c)serve on him notice in writing of the Board’s intention not to proceed with the purchase of his interest in the land specified in his notice.

(4)Where notice is given under subsection (3) above by any owner or lessee, then—

(a)if the Board—

(i)fail to comply with that subsection; or

(ii)withdraw in pursuance of any statutory provision a notice to treat served on him in compliance with subsection (3) (b) above; or

(iii)serve notice on him in compliance with subsection (3)(c) above;

the powers conferred by this Order for the compulsory purchase of his interest in the land so specified shall cease;

(b)if his interest in part only of the land so specified is purchased in pursuance of such a notice to treat, the powers conferred by this Order for the compulsory purchase of his interest in the remainder of the land so specified shall cease.

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