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SCHEDULE 4E+W+S

Part I E+W+S Application of Acquisition of Land Act and Lands Clauses Acts to Compulsory Purchase of Certain Rights

[F1[F11Subject to this Schedule, in relation to the compulsory purchase—E+W+S

(a)of a right to store gas in an underground gas storage under section 12(1) of this Act, or

(b)of any right under subsection (2) or (3) of section 13 of this Act,

the M1Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) Act 1946 and the enactments incorporated therewith shall have effect as if—

(i)references (whatever the terms used) to the land comprised in the compulsory purchase order were construed, where the context so requires, as references to the stratum of land constituting the underground gas storage or, as the case may be, the land comprising the well, borehole or shaft, and

(ii)references to the obtaining or taking possession of the land so comprised were construed as references to the exercise of the right.

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2In relation to the compulsory purchase of a right to store gas in an underground gas storage under section 12(1) of this Act the said Act of 1946 shall have effect—E+W+S

(a)as if in paragraphs 9 and 10 of Schedule 1 to that Act (which affords safeguards for local authorities, statutory undertakers and the National Trust when their land is subject to compulsory purchase) references to the land comprised in the compulsory purchase order included references to any land held with the stratum of land constituting the underground gas storage, and

(b)as if paragraphs 11 and 12 of the said Schedule (which make an order for the compulsory purchase of common land, or of land which is the site of an ancient monument or other object of archaeological interest, subject to special parliamentary procedure in certain cases) were omitted.]

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3In the application of this Part of this Schedule to Scotland, for any reference to the M2Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) Act 1946 there shall be substituted a reference to the M3Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) (Scotland) Act 1947, for any reference to paragraph 9, 10, 11 or 12 of Schedule 1 to the said Act of 1946 there shall be substituted respectively a reference to paragraph 9, 10, 11 or 12 of Schedule 1 to the said Act of 1947, and for any reference to the National Trust there shall be substituted a reference to the National Trust for Scotland.]E+W+S

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Part II E+W+S Compulsory Purchases Affecting Supplies of Water

4This Part of this Schedule shall apply where the land or rights purchased under section 13 of this Act comprise, or relate to, a well, borehole or shaft which is used for the purpose of providing a supply of water which is obtained in exercise of a protected right (as defined in [F2Chapter II of Part II of the Water Resources Act 1991 or within the meaning of that Chapter so far as it applies in relation to any application for a licence which is a licence of right for the purposes of Schedule 7 to the Water Resources Act 1991)].E+W

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E1This version of this provision extends to England and Wales only; a separate version has been created for Scotland only.

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4This Part of this Schedule shall apply where the land or rights purchased under section 13 of this Act comprise, or relate to, a well, borehole or shaft which is used for the purpose of providing a supply of water which is obtained in exercise of a protected right (as defined in section 26 of the M11Water Resources Act 1963).S

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E3This version of this provision extends to Scotland only; a separate version has been created for England and Wales only.

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5(1)Where the persons entitled to exercise the right are statutory water [F3undertakers or the National Rivers Authority, the public gas supplier shall, if the statutory water undertakers or the National Rivers Authority provide] an alternative supply of water, pay to them the costs reasonably incurred by them in doing so:E+W

Provided that the [F4public gas supplier]shall not be liable for those costs if and so far as they are attributable to the supply so provided being superior in quantity or quality to the supply which was being, or might have been, obtained in exercise of the protected right.

(2)Where the persons entitled to exercise the protected right are not statutory water [F5undertakers or the National Rivers Authority, the public gas supplier shall], at the request of those persons, and if it is reasonably practicable and economical so to do, provide without charge an alternative supply of water which is in quantity and quality equivalent to the supply which was being, or might have been, obtained in exercise of the protected right.

(3)In assessing compensation under the Lands Clauses Acts for injurious affection of any interest in land held with the land purchased, or the land in which the rights purchased are exercisable, account shall be taken of any mitigation of that injurious affection attributable to the provision of the alternative supply of water; and the foregoing provisions of this paragraph shall be in lieu of compensation for the value of any interest in land so far as that value is attributable to the use of the land for the construction and use of the well, borehole or shaft.

(4)Compensation payable under the Lands Clauses Acts (whether under section 63 or section 68 of the M4Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845) for injurious affection sustained by the persons entitled to the supply of water shall include—

(a)compensation for any loss or damage suffered by them in the period before effective action is taken under this paragraph, and

(b)where the [F6amounts payable, by virtue of [F7section 123 of the Water Resources Act 1991], in respect of an alternative supply of water to which the foregoing provisions of this paragraph relate exceed the amounts payable by virtue of that section in respect of the protected right (or where amounts are payable by virtue of that section in respect of an alternative supply but no amounts] were so payable in respect of the protected right), a lump sum by way of compensation for the additional burden thereby imposed on the persons entitled to the protected right.

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E2This version of this provision extends to England and Wales only; a separate version has been created for Scotland only.

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F3Words in Sch. 4 para. 5(1) from “undertakers or the” to “the National Rivers Authority provide” substituted (E.W.) by Water Act 1989 (c. 15, SIF 130), s. 190(1) Sch. 25, para. 32(8)(a)(with ss. 58(7), 101(1), 141(6), 160(1)(2)(4), 163, 189(4)–(10), 190, 193(1), Sch. 26 paras. 3(1)(2), 17, 40(4), 57(6), 58.

F5Words in Sch. 4 para. 5(2) from “undertakers or the National Rivers Authority” to “shall” substituted (E.W.) by Water Act 1989 (c. 15, SIF 130), s. 190(1) Sch. 25, para. 32(8)(b)(with ss. 58(7), 101(1), 141(6), 160(1)(2)(4), 163, 189(4)–(10), 190, 193(1), Sch. 26 paras. 3(1)(2), 17, 40(4), 57(6), 58.

F6Words in Sch. 4 para. 5(4)(b) from “amounts payable,” to “no amounts” substituted (E.W.) by Water Act 1989 (c. 15, SIF 130), s. 190(1) Sch. 25 para. 32(8)(c) (with ss. 58(7), 101(1), 141(6), 160(1)(2)(4), 163, 189(4)–(10), 190, 193(1), Sch. 26 paras. 3(1)(2), 17, 40(4), 57(6), 58.

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5(1)Where the persons entitled to exercise the right are statutory water undertakers or a river authority, the [F8public gas supplier] shall, if the statutory water undertakers or the river authority provide an alternative supply of water, pay to them the costs reasonably incurred by them in doing so:S

Provided that the [F8public gas supplier]shall not be liable for those costs if and so far as they are attributable to the supply so provided being superior in quantity or quality to the supply which was being, or might have been, obtained in exercise of the protected right.

(2)Where the persons entitled to exercise the protected right are not statutory water undertakers or a river authority, the [F8public gas supplier] shall, at the request of those persons, and if it is reasonably practicable and economical so to do, provide without charge an alternative supply of water which is in quantity and quality equivalent to the supply which was being, or might have been, obtained in exercise of the protected right.

(3)In assessing compensation under the Lands Clauses Acts for injurious affection of any interest in land held with the land purchased, or the land in which the rights purchased are exercisable, account shall be taken of any mitigation of that injurious affection attributable to the provision of the alternative supply of water; and the foregoing provisions of this paragraph shall be in lieu of compensation for the value of any interest in land so far as that value is attributable to the use of the land for the construction and use of the well, borehole or shaft.

(4)Compensation payable under the Lands Clauses Acts (whether under section 63 or section 68 of the M12Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845) for injurious affection sustained by the persons entitled to the supply of water shall include—

(a)compensation for any loss or damage suffered by them in the period before effective action is taken under this paragraph, and

(b)where the charges and fees payable under Part V of the M13Water Resources Act 1963 in respect of an alternative supply of water to which the foregoing provisions of this paragraph relate exceed the charges and fees so payable in respect of the protected right (or where charges and fees are so payable in respect of an alternative supply of water but no charges or fees were so payable in respect of the protected right), a lump sum by way of compensation for the additional burden thereby imposed on the persons entitled to the protected right.

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E4Sch. 4 Pt. II para. 5: This version of this provision extends to Scotland only; a separate version has been created for England and Wales only.

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6Where paragraph 5 of this Schedule does not apply, then without prejudice to the generality of the principles applicable in assessing compensation payable under the Lands Clauses Acts (whether under section 63 or section 68 of the M5Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845) for injurious affection sustained by the person entitled to the supply of water, compensation so payable shall include compensation for any expenditure in providing the well, borehole or shaft, or the apparatus used in connection with it, which is rendered abortive by the compulsory purchase, and for any other loss or damage which is attributable to the compulsory purchase.E+W+S

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7Any dispute arising under this Part of this Schedule as to whether it is reasonably practicable and economical to provide an alternative supply of water shall be referred to and determined by the Minister and the Minister concerned with water resources acting jointly.E+W+S

Before determining a dispute referred to them under this paragraph, the said Ministers shall afford to the parties to the dispute an opportunity of being heard before a person appointed by the Ministers for the purpose, and shall, in determining the dispute, take the report of the hearing into consideration.

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8Without prejudice to the generality of the principles on which compensation is payable under the Lands Clauses Acts, in assessing compensation under those Acts in cases affected by this Part of this Schedule account shall be taken of the provisions of the M6Water Resources Act 1963 and of any other enactment restricting rights or powers of abstracting water.E+W+S

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9In the application of this Part of this Schedule to Scotland—E+W+S

(a)for any reference to a protected right (as defined in section 26 of the M7Water Resources Act 1963) there shall be substituted a reference to a right (whether statutory or not) to take water;

(b)for any reference to the M8Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 and to section 63 thereof, there shall be substituted respectively references to the M9Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845 and to section 61 thereof, and for any reference to section 68 of the Act first named there shall be substituted a reference to section 6 of the M10Railway Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845, and the enactments substituted as aforesaid shall be construed with any necessary modifications;

(c)for any reference to statutory water undertakers there shall be substituted a reference to a local water authority.

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