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Housing Act 1964

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99Compulsory purchase of land by Scottish Special Housing Association

(1)Where the Scottish Special Housing Association (hereafter in this section referred to as " the Association"); desire to acquire any land for—

(a)the provision of new houses by the Association in the circumstances specified in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) or paragraph (c) of section 23(1) of the Scottish Act of 1957 ; or

(b)the provision of housing accommodation by the Association under a scheme submitted by them to the Secretary of State under section 18(1)(b) of the Act of 1962;

and the Association have made an application to the local authority in whose area the land is situated requesting them to acquire the land under Part V of the Act of 1950 for the purpose of selling it or leasing it to the Association, then if the authority have power to acquire the land under the said Part V and the Association are satisfied, after consultation with the authority, that the authority are unwilling to acquire the land for that purpose or that the footing on which they are willing to do so involves the sale or leasing of the land to the Association subject to conditions which are unacceptable to the Association, the Association may themselves acquire the land compulsorily. In this subsection " local authority " means a local authority for the purposes of the Act of 1950.

(2)The Association may, at the request of the Housing Corporation made in accordance with section 4(1) of this Act, acquire land compulsorily for selling it or leasing it to a housing society.

(3)The power of the Association to acquire any land compulsorily under subsection (1) or subsection (2) of this section shall be exercisable in any particular case on their being authorised to do so by the Secretary of State, and in relation to the compulsory purchase the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) (Scotland) Act 1947 shall apply as if the Association were a local authority within the meaning of that Act, as if this Act had been in force immediately before the commencement of that Act, and as if in Part I of Schedule 1 to that Act (procedure for authorising compulsory purchases) references to an owner of any land comprised in the compulsory purchase order included references to the local authority in whose area the land is situated.

(4)Section 18(1) of the Act of 1962 (which confers power on the Secretary of State to make advances to the Association for the provision of housing accommodation) shall have effect as if it conferred power on the Secretary of State to make advances under that subsection to the Association for the purpose of assisting them to acquire any land compulsorily under this section.

(5)The Association may not dispose of. any land acquired by them compulsorily under this section which is not required for the purposes for which it was acquired without the consent in writing of the Secretary of State.

(6)In the case of land which is situated partly in the area of one local authority and partly in the area of another, references in this section to the local authority in whose area the land is situated shall be construed as references to each of those local authorities.

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