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British Railways Act 1994

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16Purchase of land

(1)The Board may purchase compulsorily and use for the purposes specified in column (3) of Part I of Schedule 1 to this Act, or for any purpose connected with or ancillary to their undertaking, all or any of the land specified in columns (1) and (2) of that Part.

(2)For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this section or section 17 (Purchase of rights over land) of this Act shall be taken as conferring a power to carry out works.

17Purchase of rights over land

(1)The Board may purchase such new rights as they require in or over any of the lands shown on the deposited plans within the lines marked “Limit of land to be used” and specified in columns (1) and (2) of Part II of Schedule 1 to this Act for the provision of means of access to the highways mentioned in column (3) of that Part, for the purposes specified in column (4) thereof.

(2)The Act of 1965, as applied by this Act, shall have effect with the modifications necessary to make it apply to the compulsory purchase of new rights under subsection (1) above as it applies to the compulsory purchase of land so that, in appropriate contexts, references in the Act of 1965 to land are read as referring, or as including references, to the new rights or to land over which the new rights are, or are to be, exercisable, according to the requirements of the particular context.

(3)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (2) above, in relation to the purchase of new rights under subsection (1) above—

(a)Part I of the Act of 1965 shall have effect with the modifications specified in Schedule 2 to this Act; and

(b)the enactments relating to compensation for the compulsory purchase of land shall apply with the necessary modifications as they apply to such compensation.

18Temporary use of land

The provisions set out in Part III of Schedule 1 to this Act shall have effect with respect to the temporary use of land by the Board for working sites.

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