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30 Acquisition of rights in connection with underground storage of gas.E+W

(1)Subject to this section, in relation to the compulsory purchase—

(a)of a right to store gas in an underground gas storage under section 12(1) of the M1Gas Act 1965, or

(b)of any right under subsections (2) or (3) of section 13 of that Act,

this Act, the enactments incorporated therewith and the M2Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 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.

(2)In relation to the compulsory purchase of a right to store gas in an underground gas storage under section 12(1) of the M3Gas Act 1965 this Act shall have effect—

(a)as if in sections 16 to 18 of this Act 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,

(b)as if sections 19 and 20 of this Act were omitted.

(3)Section 28 above and Schedule 3 to this Act shall not apply to a compulsory purchase to which this section applies.

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