113Compulsory acquisition of land by Secretary of State for the Environment
(1)The Secretary of State for the Environment may acquire compulsorily any land necessary for the public service.
(2)The power of acquiring land compulsorily under this section shall include power to acquire an easement or other right over land by the grant of a new right:
Provided that this subsection shall not apply to an easement or other right over any land which would for the purposes of the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) Act 1946 form part of a common, open space or fuel or field garden allotment.
(3)The said Act of 1946 shall apply to any compulsory acquisition by the Secretary of State for the Environment under this section as it applies to a compulsory acquisition by another Minister in a case falling within section 1(1) of that Act.