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Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1973

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25 Execution of works etc. in connection with public works.S

(1)A responsible authority may carry out—

(a)if they have power to acquire land under section 24 above, on any land acquired by them under that section;

(b)on any other land belonging to them,

works for mitigating any adverse effect which the construction, alteration, existence or use of any public works has or will have on the surroundings of the works.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, the works that may be carried out under that subsection include the planting of trees, shrubs or plants of any other description and the laying out of any area as grassland.

(3)A responsible authority may—

(a)develop or redevelop any land acquired by them under section 24 above, or any other land belonging to them, for the purpose of improving the surroundings of public works in any manner which they think desirable by reason of the construction, alteration, existence or use of the works;

(b)dispose of any land acquired by them under section 24 above.

(4)This section applies only where the responsible authority are a body incorporated by or under any enactment and has effect only for extending the corporate powers of any such authority.

(5)In this section “public works” and “responsible authority” have the same meaning as in section 1 above except that “public works” does not include a road [F1or any works authorised by an order under section 1 of the Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007] [F2or any works authorised by the Forth Crossing Act 2011] .

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