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Compulsory Purchase Act 1965

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Appointment of committee of commoners

4(1)The acquiring authority may convene a meeting of the persons entitled to commonable or other rights over or in the land subject to compulsory purchase to be held at some convenient place in the locality for the purpose of appointing a committee to treat with the acquiring authority for the compensation to be paid for the extinction of the commonable or other rights.

(2)The meeting shall be called by publishing a notice in two consecutive weeks in a newspaper circulating in the county or counties and in the locality in which the land is situated.

(3)The last of those notices shall be published not more than fourteen or less than seven days before the meeting.

(4)Notice of the meeting shall also, not less than seven days before the meeting, be affixed on the door of the parish church in the locality where the meeting is to be held, or if there is no such church, at some other place in the locality where notices are usually affixed ; and if the land is parcel of or held of a manor, the notice of the meeting shall also be given to the lord of the manor.

(5)A meeting called under this paragraph may appoint a committee consisting of not more than five of the persons entitled to any such rights, and at such a meeting the decision of the majority of the persons so entitled who are present shall bind the minority and all absent parties.

(6)In this paragraph " county " includes any riding or other like division of a county, and a county of a city or of a town.

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